5 Foods For Better Skin

Summer is coming and we all are thinking “skin”. We all want to flaunt our bodies and especially healthy tanned skin. Kimberly Snyder, a celebrity nutritionist (she’s worked with Drew Barrymore and Kerry Washington) and the author of the just released book, The Beauty Detox Foods, tells us about what foods we should be incorporating in our diets for a brighter, healthier looking complexion.

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Pears

Pears are packed full of nutrients that promote a healthy glow — copper, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and vitamins C, E, B and K. “Although pears have a high oxygen radical absorbance capacity, which neutralizes aging free radicals quite efficiently, most of pears’ antioxidants are contained in the skin,” says Snyder. So if you plan on adding pears to your anti-aging regimen, she recommends going organic so that you can eat the skins without the pesticides.

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Cabbage

“It is not commonly known that cabbages actually contain about 11 percent more vitamin C than oranges by weight, and vitamin C is the super anti-aging nutrient that helps heal damaged tissues and minimize deep lines,” Snyder says. Another plus — the vegetable is packed with vitamin A, which is helpful in smoothing fine lines.

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Turmeric

Turmeric increases circulation, helps keep red blood cells from clumping and promotes their formation. But how does this help our complexion? By “increasing circulation via better blood flow, turmeric helps make the skin more glowing, supple and healthy looking. Cleansed blood also helps prevent acne and skin disorders,” Snyder explains.

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Lemons

Did you know that the answer to a blemish-free complexion is adding foods that support the liver? And lemons do just that! “Lemon aids with digestion by increasing the secretion of bile from the liver, while also acting as a strengthening agent for the liver’s enzymes,” says Snyder. “Any support to the liver, which is our primary detoxifying organ, is going to help clear up acne in the long run.” Think of it as a simple cleanse for clearer skin.

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Watercress

This spicy green (part of the mustard family), helps create glowing skin by cleansing and oxygenating tissues. “When your body has an increased oxygen supply, you have better blood flow and more glowing skin,” Snyder says. Watercress’ combo of vitamins A, C and E also helps in reducing and treating acne and eczema.

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Valentina Teodora Dumitrache

Beauty and Leisure Journalist

I am a current student, enrolled in the BA Marketing and Management Communication program at Aarhus University. Likewise I am a lover of the finer things in life and would describe myself enthusiastic art critique/ amateur. In addition to this, I like to observe the things around me: people, surroundings, places, services and goods. And I am happy to share my experiences with others in order to increase awareness, and to provide a truthful opinion without any lies. P.s. I love chocolate. And heels.

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