Even though there are countless options for topical skin treatment, flawless skin is mostly an inside job. What we put into our bodies is just as important, if not more, than what we put on the outside. We are all guilty of seeing a bit of skin dullness and blemishes and immediately attacking with an array of face masks and spot treatments. But how often do we actually step back and challenge the cause, instead of attacking the effects? Promoted by Bloom Fresh, we’re listing the healthiest beauty produce to incorporate into your everyday diet that will make you shine, inside and out.
Onions get a bad rep. A lot of people tend to shy away from the sharp vegetable, but they do much more then just make you cry. High in Vitamin C, onions help calm inflamed skin, and promote tissue healing in wounds (whether it’s a cut on the hand or a popped pimple on the face). As an added bonus, they also help stabilize blood sugar and blood pressure. Brimming with even more vitamins and minerals, like potassium, Vitamin B6, and calcium, onions are a vegetable that are certainly worth shedding a few tears over.
A common component found in most fruits and vegetables is Vitamin C. Vitamin C calms inflammation, helps depigmentation, aids sun damage, and is basically your skin’s number one supporter. So, with 120 mgs (that’s the daily dose plus some!), bell peppers are the holy grail of Vitamin C. If that’s not enough to convince you of their magic, bell peppers are also high in Vitamin K, which is clinically proven to aid skin elasticity, which in short prolongs and subsides wrinkles. So before you buy that $70.00 anti-wrinkle face cream, eat a bell pepper. Your skin and wallet will thank you.
What’s a glowing face without matching hair and nails? Iron-rich foods such as asparagus help manage healthy cells in your skin, nails, and hair. One of the most common deficiencies, Iron deficiency can cause dull locks and skin, as well as anemia and fatigue. Additional benefits of iron included strengthening muscle tissue, increasing brain function, boosting the immune system, bettering oxygen flow through the body, and so much more. Packed even further with the superstar Vitamins C and K, asparagus gets an A+.
Cucumber slices on puffy eyes are one of the most iconic beauty treatments around, but eating those slices will help you a lot more than wearing them. Cucumbers are loaded with Omega-6 fatty acids which help calm inflamed skin and in some cases calm eczema. In addition, cucumbers are rich in antioxidants, helps lower blood pressure, and aid digestion.
It’s amazing how much a single food can do for your body. Squash alone helps skin problems like acne, eczema, dandruff, and dry skin, as well as strengthens the immune system, the metabolism, hormone control, and cardiovascular health. Containing Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and potassium, squash gives your body the health boost it deserves. Though eating healthy will give you soft, bright, clear skin, the benefits of incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet go beyond beauty. The healthier you are, the better your body and mind will feel, and that is something no beauty product can replicate.
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