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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Inspired to cook with these ingredients? Check out some of our easy recipes:
Written by Lilly Potter
A beauty and fashion goddess with the mouth of a sailor, Lilly is our go-to for what’s happening in the world of celebs. With a green tea in hand 90% of the time, she loves photography, surfing and dominating board game nights. It’s a problem.
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