Everything you put in your body affects your skin and can hurt or help with acne, dry skin, wrinkles, firmness, and discoloration. So head to the grocery store and stock up on these skin saving foods!
Antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, tea, and spices help decrease the risk of sun and environmental damage. Foods like foods like carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, strawberries, nuts, seeds and olives are rich sources of antioxidants.
White bread and pasta are a definite skin no no as they cause a spike in insulin which causes acne (more on that later). But true whole grains are full of fiber, which aids digestion. Breakouts, eczema, dry skin, and rosacea can all be linked to a poor digestive system.
Spices may seem like just a way to flavor your food, but in some cases they can benefit your skin more than food can. Spices like cinnamon, curry, and paprika are full of antioxidants. Or try an anti-inflammatory spice such as turmeric or chili.
Eat some chocolate but eat dark of course, and try to find bars with as little sugar as possible. Cocoa hydrates skin and makes it firmer and more supple. Dark chocolate also contains high levels of flavonols, which are an antioxidant. Go ahead and eat a couple squares of dark chocolate per day, and make sure they are at least 70% dark.