As much as we may try and try, glowing skin is as much as inside job as it is an outside job.
Sure, the products we use and the ingredients in them, definitely have an affect on how good your skin looks - synthetic dyes and harsh chemicals can lead to skin irritation, redness, and bumps, after all.
But, great skin also comes from within.
And we would be straight up lying if we told you that the only thing that matters for glowing skin are the products you use!
Truth is, what you eat also plays a huge role in the health of your skin.
And it totally makes sense, right?
You are made up of the foods that you eat! Surprise!
If you want healthy, glowing, strong skin, we are sharing our personal favorite foods for great skin health.
Favorite Foods For Glowy Skin
Fatty fish. There is a reason fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines, are an important staple in healthy eating. Fatty fish are called fatty because of their high omega 3 content! Omega 3s help fight inflammation, and help maintain skin health.
They are absolutely necessary for healthy, strong, supple skin.
Sweet potatoes. These delicious root veggies are loaded with beta carotene. If that sounds familiar, it’s because beta carotene is what gives carrots their gorgeous orange color! Beta carotene also acts as a natural skin protector to help guard against sun damage.
Sun damage, as we know, can lead to skin damage, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Avocados. OMG how we love a good avocado. And turns out, your skin does too! These gorgeous beauties are high in antioxidants such as Vitamin E, working to protect the skin from oxidative stress.
Green tea. Green tea is a staple in our daily routine. We love a nice ceremonial matcha with a collagen boost every single morning. Lucky for us, and all the green tea drinkers out there, green tea is high in catechins. These powerhouse antioxidants prevent skin damage, wrinkles, premature aging, and help to detoxify the body.
Too much toxin build-up and your skin might suffer.
Red bell peppers. Red bell peppers have a high Vitamin C content. Vitamin C is a building block for collagen, which helps keep the skin strong and firm. The older we get, the more collagen breaks down leading to thinner, more wrinkled skin.
Collagen helps build the integrity of the skin to keep it looking young and radiant!
Incorporating Skin Healthy Foods into Your Routine
The next time you are dreaming up dinner or thinking of a good snack, chop up a red bell pepper to snack on, or hey, eat it just like an apple!
Looking to whip up some dinner? Why not cook up a piece of salmon with a side of veggies - broccoli is also great for skin and a good accompaniment to salmon. Dress with a little olive oil et voila!
Perhaps you try a cup of green tea in the morning to get you going instead of your regular old cup of coffee.
A few simple swaps coupled with the simple, natural ingredients found in Summer Glow Co. products and your skin will be glowing like no one's business!
Go ahead, try it out. Your skin will thank you later.