9 Foods for great skin (+ recipes)

Who need airbrushing when you can munch on these wonderful foods that will give you flawless skin? Eat your way to a good complexion.

Salmon
How does it help? It improve skin blemishes.

Why?
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can be found in salmon, sardines and sunflower seeds. Lack of omega-3 is usually one of the causes in skin problems such as acne.

Try these easy to make recipes, Salmon roses or sushi rice. They are divine.

Walnuts
How does it help? They help moisturise dry skin.

Why? Walnuts are high in beauty-enhancing omega-3 fatty acids, which lubricate skin, a deficiency of alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA).

For a great and easy to make salad using walnuts, why not try the Pear and walnut salad.

Eggs
How does it help? They help refine wrinkles and fine lines.

Why? Eggs are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, this helps  strengthen he faces wrinkles and fine lines.

Check out this  Scrambled eggs with asparagus and chorizo recipe. It is so easy to make.

Water
How does it help? Water helps hydrate the skin and body.

Why? If your skin is dry, drinking water will help replenish it, keeping it moist all times (much like you would water a plant to keep the soil moist and plant alive so it can grow). 

You do not have to drink full 8 glasses a day, just drink enough to keep body and skin hydrated.

Sweet potato
How does it help? It helps give skin a smooth and soft feel.

Why?
Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, which when digested the body turns into vitamin A, which helps maintain skin’s supple.

Try this really delicious Butternut and sweet potato curry recipe.

Avocado
How does it help? Helps give skin a flawless glow.

Why? Avocados packed with natural oils  and vitamins such as vitamins C, E and lutein that help to hydrate the skin, that help with anti-aging. 

Start the journey to glowing skin with this avocado baguette recipe.

Red peppers
How does it help? It helps protect against the signs of aging.

Why? Red peppers are filled with Vitamin C which arouses the collagen protein and protect against aging skin. Instead of taking a supplement pill or drink, rather try out this yummy Red bean and red pepper tagine recipe.

Avoid Alcohol
How does it help? It dilates blood vessels, causing redness and flushing on the face.

Why? Instead of drinking alcohol when you want to unwind, try ginger tea. The ginger will help you detox and relax more.

Tomatoes

How does it help? Makes skin less sensitive to the sun.

Why? Tomatoes  contain carotenoids that help protect the skin against sunburn.

Make a delicious tomato salad to help minimise the sun’s effects.

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