You may think that the only way to get perfect skin is to lather it up with expensive creams.
But there are many ways to get glowing skin — and your diet can actually play a big part.
Health and nutrition expert Ashleigh Tosh from Prepared pots She told the Huffington Post that she swears by seven foods to keep her skin in tip-top shape.
You won’t find any fancy ingredients on their list. In fact, you probably already have some of these.
Dive in and learn what to eat for a glowing complexion.
We’ve all heard how good oily fish is for your health — a serving of salmon contains vitamin D, which has been shown to reduce anxiety, and is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation in the body.
So it makes sense that your skin should feel the benefits too.
According to Ashleigh, the omega-3 in oily fish keeps your skin “hydrated” and “supple,” while reducing inflammation.
She also suggested incorporating a variety of fish into your diet. If you’re used to salmon, try cod and mackerel.
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Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert told the Sun it’s cheaper to buy it canned or frozen – but you’ll still reap its skin-improving benefits.
Skin experts keep saying how important it is to keep your skin hydrated to keep your face looking hydrated.
The humble cucumber is high in water, making it a great way to increase your hydration levels
“We all know that water is an essential contributor to healthy skin,” Ashleigh said, “so it’s no surprise that water-rich foods like cucumbers and watermelon are a great way to get more water in.”
Red and green peppers
According to Ashleigh, red and green peppers can add some spring to your skin because they’re packed with vitamin C and antioxidants.
Both of these help your skin build collagen, which gives it elasticity and preserves its youthful appearance, the nutritionist said.
Who knew tomatoes could be so good for your skin?
Apparently, they contain lycopene, which “may help repair collagen damage and promote its health, which is key to healthy, glowing skin.”
For those of you who love your avocado toast, Ashleigh has good news.
The vitamins A and C it contains can repair damage to your skin and prevent dryness.
Like salmon, these brain-shaped nuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, which Ashleigh says can help prevent skin damage.
You can snack on a handful of walnuts or sprinkle them over porridge, yogurt, or even salads and pancakes, she added.
Ashleigh listed another nut you might want to add to your diet if you want beautiful, plump skin.
She said almonds are high in linoleic acid.
“This promotes fullness in the skin and can help make it look softer and smoother,” Ashleigh explained.
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