You can buy all the products and cleansers you want, but when it comes to glowing skin the truth is in the food you eat! What you put in your mouth is truly what matters. Not only do certain foods help you manage your weight, but they affect your whole body inside and out, especially your skin. Since your skin is your body's largest organ, it's important to feed it with all the right nutrients to make it healthy and glow. We've compiled a list of 9 super foods to help make your skin glow.
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Tomatoes are the Earth's natural sunscreen. The antioxidant lycopene improves skin’s natural SPF and helps prevent sunburn. Make sure to put some in your salad or eat one sliced with some olive oil and salt for a midday snack.
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Pumpkin seeds are filled with zinc and fatty acids such as omega. They help reduce inflammation in your body and help your skin radiate. These are not just for the Fall, you can find some at any local grocery store year round.
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Avocados have a great amount of vitamins in them to improve your skin from the inside out. They will reinvigorate dull and dry skin and make you glow while also reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Spread some on toast in the morning with a few chili flakes to kickstart your day.
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Chocolate made it's way onto this list? It's true. The antioxidants in dark chocolate hydrate your skin, making it firm and supple. The caffeine in the chocolate reduces the puffiness in your skin, causing it to be smooth and radiant. Now you won't feel so guilty grabbing a Hershey's bar at checkout.
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Walnuts contain fatty acids that can improve your skin's elasticity and boost collagen production. They're a great snack to bring on the road with you to help keep you full and energized, all the while making your skin glow.
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Sunflower seeds are a natural skin protector. They help keep your skin supple while protecting your top layer of your skin from the sun. Sunflower seed oil is used to help cracked skin in lips and heels, so why not start early by chewing on a handful of seeds a day?
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Looking for a clearer complexion? These little wonders, along with edamames, will be your best friend. These babies contain minerals and proteins that reduce hyper-pigmentation, leaving your skin with an even tone.
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Sardines are filled with omega-3 fatty acids, which is an anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is a result of acne, so eat up to keep your skin clear.
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I'm sure you've heard it a million times, but water is the essential ingredient for your overall health. Besides being zero calories, you'll be amazed how much it affects your skin when you trade in your sodas or sugary juices for water. It keeps your skin hydrated, keeps it from drying out, and has no sugar. This is will make a major difference in your skin, as higher sugar levels cause your skin to sag and wrinkle.This post was originally published on Laila Ali Lifestyle and has been edited for DailyToast.