In case you didn’t know, what you put on your plate can impact your skin as much as any cream or skin care product. If you want a smoother, clearer complexion, toss all six of these “Face fortifying” foods into your grocery cart.
This is definitely one of your skin’s best defenses. Tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. Many suggest that lycopene may be responsible for helping to protect the skin against sun damage. Lycopene is best absorbed by the body when it has been cooked or processed. So, eating tomato sauce, tomato paste, and ketchup is more likely to be effective compared to just eating raw tomatoes when trying to safeguard your skin against harmful UV rays.
It’s no secret that green tea is a strong antioxidant. Studies have shown that green tea can be used both orally and topically to help protect the skin from sunburns and UV-associated skin cancers. Research also suggests that drinking one cup of green tea twice a day over the course of six months may actually reverse sun damage and significantly improve any problems you have with redness and broken capillary veins. So, get you some green tea today!
As long as we’re going green, let’s talk about how these low-calorie beans can help you grow thicker hair and healthier nails. Green beans are a star Feed Your Face food because they’re one of the richest sources of silicon — not to be confused with “silicone” which is used for plastic surgery. We recommend choosing organic green beans, because they retain more silicon from the soil.
Walnuts are also incredibly high in omega-3s fatty acids. If you’re concerned with redness, swelling, blotchiness, acne breakouts, or wrinkles, walnuts may be your new best friend. Plant-based omega-3s, such as the ones found in walnuts, are naturally anti-inflammatory; they can help seal moisture into your skin and protect it from chemicals and other toxins. But don’t stop with walnuts; you can also increase the amount of plant-based omega-3s in your diet by eating almonds as well.