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The Best Foods For A Healthy, Glowing Complexion

The phrase “you are what you eat” is definitely one to live by when it comes to your skin.

 

 

The right diet can work wonders on your skin and can help to improve inflammation, prevent breakouts and brighten. Here is a list of all the must-eat items that are good for your body and great for your skin.

Olive Oil

What to slow down ageing? Then add a little of this oil to your diet. About 75 per cent of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids, which strengthens skin’s protective barrier and helps to keep the complexion plump and hydrated. The antioxidant polyphenols in olive oil also help to fight free radical damage.

Tomatoes

If you’re going for a beach holiday or tend to stay under the sun for long periods, then these are a must-eat. Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene which helps to improve skin’s natural SPF. An interesting fact: the levels of lycopene are higher in cooked, processed tomatoes. They are also rich in vitamin C and can help to boost collagen production for firmer skin.

Red Grapes

Pop a few of this fruit – seed and all – into your mouth if you have sensitive skin. They contain antioxidants and natural chemicals that are said to be able to soothe inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A natural antihistamine, they can also help to control the effects of an allergic reaction.

 

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