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Five nutrient-packed superfoods for glowing, dewy skin.

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Five nutrient-packed superfoods for glowing, dewy skin.

Number 4 is our favorite

You can use the most expensive, highly prestigiously crowned Allure Magazine ‘Best of Beauty’ skincare product or some other ‘cure me now’ hope in a jar, but if you aren’t eating right too-- a fresh, glowing complexion isn’t going to instantaneously happen. Once a healthy diet full of good fats, antioxidants, vitamin C, collagen, and amino acids is put into place, your problems of dull skin and possibly other issues like acne or dark under-eye circles can directly be improved. With a recognition that food and beauty coincide together and a trip to the grocery store, here are five nutrient-packed superfoods that are the secret ingredients for glowing, dewy skin.

Salmon

With a fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, it does wonders for keeping the skin moisturized and is linked to reducing inflammation. The polyunsaturated fatty acids, one of the healthy fats, help support the body in more ways than one: it helps lower the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and repair already damaged wrinkled skin.

 (@healthywithnedi)

Blueberries

Blueberries, like strawberries, raspberries, and cranberries, are berries that are packed with essential vitamins (both A and C) and are rich in calcium. With a high content of vitamin A, it helps normalize oil levels especially in acne-prone skin, and also with vitamin C, it serves as a powerful antioxidant in fighting premature aging from UV damage.

@thelemonbowl

Lemon

Ditch the coffee, start your morning with a cup of hot lemon water to get the digestive system moving and flush out unwanted toxins in the body. Overconsumption of coffee can make our bodies too acidic but with the metabolization of lemons, it helps alkalize the blood and balance the body’s pH levels. With its natural antibacterial agent benefits, harmful bacteria are banished from the bloodstream.

@dirtylemon

Chia Seeds

What helps heal breakouts faster? And it only takes a teaspoon of chia seeds. Did you know that in only a teaspoon there are 2.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, known as ‘alpha-linolenic acid’. It’s a strong anti-inflammatory agent and can help the skin stay irritation-free. Superstar breakfast: lavender-honey chia seed pudding with a side of our ‘glow collagen granola’ (lavender + vanilla flavor) on top.  

@megunprocessed

Sweet Potatoes

Orange-toned foods like sweet potatoes, carrots, and apricots are the perfect foods for evening a blotchy skin tone. It helps impart a natural glow and with its richness in anthocyanins, it is also crucial to preventing both blemishes and dark spots by keeping free radical activity in check. Carbs shouldn’t be dismissed-- these sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, which helps lower oil production in the skin!

@nutritioninthekitch