Celebrities are always touting the miraculous benefits of extremely expensive face creams which “normal” women couldn’t realistically afford. So how does a babe on a budget give great face without jeopardizing her finances? Nature has all the answers! Just adding these seven superfoods into your diet can give you a goddess-like gleam.
1. Romaine Lettuce
Get Your Glow On: Six leaves provide more than 100% of your DV of vitamin A. And according to Lisa Drayer, RD, and author of The Beauty Diet, all the potassium in romaine “gives skin a refreshing boost of nutrients and oxygen by improving circulation.”
Get Your Glow On: You say tomato, we say amazing skin! When participants consumed 5 tablespoons of high-in-lycopene tomato paste daily for 3 months had nearly 25% more protection against sunburn in one study, it increased skin collagen and decreases wrinkles. What a fantastic fruit!
Get Your Glow On: This sweet little fruit will make you look delectable. A cup of strawberries has up to 130% of the DV of vitamin C which is an extremely potent antioxidant that boosts production of collagen fibers that help keep skin smooth and firm. Strawberries also have something called ellagic acid which is an antioxidant that protects the elastic fibers that keep skin from sagging.
Get Your Glow On: An apple a day keeps skin cancer away with Quercetin, an antioxidant contained in the apple peel. The varieties with the most Quercetin are Monroe, Cortland, and Golden Delicious.
Get Your Glow On: It’s ok to get a little egg on your face! In fact, it’s good for you because eggs have two antioxidants, Lutein and zeaxanthin, which more than quadruple protection against the UV damage plus eggs make your skin softer, firmer, and better hydrated.
Get Your Glow On: Don’t be afraid to go a little nuts! “Eating a handful of almonds every day boosts levels of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for skin health,” says Baumann.
Get Your Glow On: Don’t let your skin crack from dryness! Walnuts have lots of alpha-linolenic acid which is an omega-3 fat that keeps skin moist and supple. A 1/2-ounce serving of walnuts provides 100% of the recommended daily intake of ALA.
- What are your homegrown tips for fabulous skin?
[Source: Yahoo! Shine]