5 foods to nourish your skin

Clogged pores. Unwanted pimples. Red blemishes. Hormonal breakouts. The list goes on and on. We know the perils of living with unhealthy skin and while we may not have mastered our skincare routine yet, we have learnt that it’s true what they say – a healthier you starts on the inside.

Obviously no one thing can act as a miracle cure, but if we can eat our way to healthier skin then sign us up! Have a hunt through your kitchen for these five foods that will help have your skin glowing in no time.

#1 Eggs

You know how people say egg yolks are bad for you and then try to convert you to an egg-white omelette? Yeah, we don’t buy that. Yolks contain a glorious vitamin called biotic that helps promote healthy skin, hair and nails. Filled with nourishing goodies that add some moisture back into your skin, it’s time to add some egg yolks back into the diet.

#2 Avocado

Avocado. The reason you can’t buy a house. Avo’s are full of those healthy fats everyone raves about – most of which contain fatty acids that rehydrate your skin. Next time they’re on sale or your mates mum is giving some away, grab yourself a bunch and be ready to see a more radiant glow.

#3 Tumeric

Remember when everyone was going nuts over tumeric and it was really weird? Well now its your turn because tumeric is the hidden beauty gem you didn’t know you needed in your life. Not only does tumeric act as an anti inflammatory, it is also magical for banishing unwanted blemishes. If you’re not keen on the taste, there are a tonne of DIY face masks you can make that will help keep your skin feeling fresh.

#4 Papaya

Papaya flavoured anything will have us throwing our cash at it, but the wonderful thing about this fruit is that it a) helps reduce/relieve inflammation when eaten and b) works as a delicious face mask that gets deep into the pores to clean them out when applied to the skin. Packed with Vitamin C that helps with your skins collagen so you stay looking fresh faced and younger for longer, you really can’t pass it up.

#5 Blueberries

When they don’t cost a week in wages, blueberries are one of the ultimate fresh foods that provide your skin with all the natural goodies it needs to fight off any nasties trying to work its way into your skins collagen. Doing beauty on a budget? We love frozen berries to snack on during the work day or as an addition to any smoothies or muffins we’re whipping up in the kitchen.

If you ask us, this sounds like a pretty tasty breakfast combination. You rushing off to the supermarket yet?

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  1. Shelley Knowles February 28, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I absolutely love avocado but was reluctant to put on my face instead of my mouth lol. I did turn the skins inside out and rub onto my face last night though and left on for an hour while I watched Married at First Site, then washed off in my shower and I went over and over the show in my head. Have to say my skin did feel softer and I am sure it looked smoother in the morning. So I think its a go with the avocado but not sure about the couples on Married at First Sight.

  2. Zeri Ong February 27, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I love papaya. But sadly don’t see it very often here. Or it might be a little expensive. My sister used papaya soap that was quite effective for whitening even for those dark areas.

  3. Kym Moore February 26, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    My brother use to swear by eating an avocado whenever he would have a break out as a teenager. I think he had the right idea! I love most of these foods so it sounds like I need to get I to breakfast smoothies and avocado toast. Not a big sacrifice, sounds delicious!

  4. felicity beets February 15, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    I love blueberry smoothies so great to hear that this is also good for my skin. eggs benedict also sounds delicious.

  5. Amanda Carr February 12, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I didn’t realise some of these things were so good for you and easy to buy when they don’t cost as much over summer. I love eggs, avocado and blueberries but had not heard of the other ones so this is great to know about.

  6. Jen Wiig February 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    You know what I love about all these foods as I read it… They can be all combined together to make a super food dish like omelette guarani shed with avocado or pancakes with blueberries and papaya… Yummm how awesome. I used to have a love hate relationship with eggs but since learning how great they are for u and being as versatile as they are I love them now.
    Interesting to see Kale not on here… I remember that being classed as a superior and really good for you awhile ago and everyone who was anyone was using and eating it.

  7. Hollie Laird February 6, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Some of these foods were quite surprising to me! Thanks for the recipes, makes it much easier to try out new tastes and flavours 🙂

  8. Sarah Blair February 2, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I love all of these foods except for avocado, I often add tumeric to my rice when I cook it, it gives it a cool yellow colour and gives me all of the amazing benefits that tumeric offers!

  9. Vikki Sainsbury February 1, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I have heard a few of these – from my Mum and her Mum 🙂 The Turmeric thing doesn’t surprise me and I have heard quite a bit about the benefits. I don’t really like avocado unfortunately but LOVE eggs and eat them almost daily. Also love smoothies and make them for my daughter also 🙂

  10. Kylie February 1, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    I often forget to eat breakfast so have been trying hard to make a smoothie each morning. We were lucky enough to be given a whole box of avocado, so a whole avocado and a handful of blueberry with a splash of Greek yogurt and banana has made the yummiest quick smoothie – even better now that I know a few of those ingredients are great for my skin, too!

  11. Kylie February 1, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    I often forget to eat breakfast so have been trying to hard to make a smoothie each morning, we were lucky enough to get a whole box of avocado, so a whole avocado and a handful of blueberry with a splash of Greek yogurt and banana has made the yummiest quick smoothie – even better now that I know a few of those ingredients are great for my skin, too!

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