Healthy Food for Healthy Skin

Your skin is a direct reflection of everything you put on and into your body.

Since you are what you eat and we’re all about a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle, these are a few of our favorite (healthy!) foods for healthy skin*:

  • Almonds. A handful a day keeps the wrinkles at bay! Almonds are packed with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to protect against free radicals while preventing premature aging.
  • Avocado. A rich source of Vitamins C and E, lutein and good-for-you fats that provide anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits. It’s a go-to for a boost in the glow department.
  • Blueberries. More than a few of our MB estheticians don’t start their mornings without a serving (or two!). Blueberries are said to be the greatest food source for antioxidants – they offer anti-aging prevention that’s too good not to try.
  • Carrots. Made famous by a certain beloved cartoon bunny and renowned by the generations of mothers telling their children that carrots are good for the eyes. But know this: carrots are great for your complexion. Incorporating carrots into your diet is said to not only help clear breakouts, but also help stimulate collagen synthesis – all thanks to the high Vitamin A and C content in carrots.
  • Green Tea. So it’s not a food, per se, but it’s the antioxidant powerhouse of all drinks (second to water). It’s also a diuretic, meaning it can help flush out toxins for a clearer, healthier complexion over time.
  • Oranges. Yet another antioxidant-rich food. A high Vitamin C content means a helpful boost in neutralizing free radicals and helping collagen production.
  • Salmon. Our diets are often lacking in omega-3 fats (but overcompensating in omega-6 fats). This imbalance leads to inflammation that later blocks pores and triggers overproduction of oil. Because salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, this fish is said to be one of the best foods for helping prevent breakouts.
  • Spinach. It’s not called a superfood – or a favorite of Popeye – without reason. Loaded with minerals and antioxidants, this leafy green is high in the Vitamin C needed for collagen and elastin production.
  • Walnuts. For a dewy, hydrated glow, walnuts are your go-to because of their high Alpha-Linolenic Acid content. They’re also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.

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*Consult with your doctor before making any dietary changes.

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