If there’s something we can all agree on, it’s that acne sucks. You think it will be gone once you graduate high school, but in most cases, it just doesn’t leave. So many of us have adult acne, and have tried everything to calm it down. But no matter what your skin regimen is, did you know that what you EAT can actually dictate what your skin looks like?! We’ve compiled a list for the best super foods to help combat icky skin!
You might notice that some skin products have tomatoes in them. Why? Tomatoes are packed full of Vitamin C, Beat-carotene, lutein and lycopene. These ingredients may be a mouth full, but these components help build collagen back up in your cells and fights wrinkles.
The anti-oxidant GOD! Green tea should be ingested as often as possible, there’s too many benefits of it. Not only is it super healthy and combats bloating and weight gain, but it also improves your skin with moisture and elasticity. More importantly, it can help sun damage, which is the #1 enemy of aging skin and redness.
Broccoli has similar super powers to tomatoes, containing most of the same components. But did you know that broccoli also may have anti-cancer killing components? Broccoli might just have the power to fight skin cancer thanks to it’s nutrients of sulforaphane!
Nuts are all around great. They have essential healthy fats for maintaining a healthy diet, and are full of omegas. They also have antioxidants, Vitamins A & E, and zinc to help calm skin inflammation and fight bacteria.
YES, you heard right. Shocking as it is, dark chocolate has so much antioxidants in it that it can naturally hydrate your skin and combat anti-aging AND acne! As wonderful as this sounds, avoid dark chocolate with high sugar content, as more unnecessary added sugar could actually defeat the purpose of it’s medicinal skin properties.