Our facial skin is always exposed and therefore vulnerable to all
environmental aggressors, which can cause our skin to age faster. While La Mav’s wonderful organic skin products truly make a difference in combating signs of aging, what we put in our body also plays a vital role in the way our skin ages. This list, provided by Mother Nature is just a few of the essential foods that promote healthy skin.
Dark Chocolate Hydrates The Skin
Many people will be very happy that this makes the list, because who doesn’t love chocolate?
Dark chocolate is very high in flavonols, a potent antioxidant, which is excellent for your health and will promote beautiful skin. Tweet this!Cocoa hydrates the skin and keeps it firm and supple.Just make sure that you only go for 70% cocoa or higher to truly reap the benefits and moderation is key; no more than a few blocks a day. Enjoy!
Walnuts Improve Skin’s Elasticity
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for glowing and healthy looking skin as well as to improve skin’s elasticity, and walnuts are loaded with it. They also contain copper, which is a mineral that boosts collagen production making your skin look plump and firm. Tweet this!
Just a handful of walnuts a day will improve your skin’s complexion and keep you reaching for them day after day. For even more skin love, try our Omega-3 Advanced Nightly Repair Crème!
Berries Offer A Potent Antioxidant Boost
For a real antioxidant boost make sure to include berries in your diet, especially blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. These fruits are higher in antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable and slow down the aging process by preventing damage that leads to wrinkles. Add some to your cereal or oats, make a delicious berry smoothie or simply enjoy them alone! Beware,
berries are often sprayed with pesticides, so buy organic!
Fish Repairs Collagen And Skin Cells
Apart from being a great source of protein, fish is one of the most important foods that promote healthy skin by using the protein to break it down into amino acids in the body. The amino acids then speed the regeneration and repair of collagen and skin cells. Tweet this!
Try to eat (wild caught – not farmed!) fish at least 3 times a week to feel healthy and to notice a real improvement in your skins complexion. Why wild caught? Farm raised fish don’t receive the same diet as wild fish, and thus do not contain the same nutrient density.
Water Hydrates Your Skin
One of the most important factors for a healthy and dewy skin is to keep hydrated and that means at least 6-8 cups of water a day. If you are dehydrated it will show up right away in a parched looking skin as our skin cells contain mostly water. So make sure to keep water on hand at all times and drink up! Have a look at
these harmful side effects from lack of water!
Do you include these foods in your daily diet? Which other foods make a different in your skins health? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear!
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