Hi Superflower family,
What we eat has a large influence on our body and our health. Often that extra snack in the middle of the night may be the cause of your breakouts. Eating clean and being aware of what we put in our bodies also affects our skin. Our skin needs different antioxidants and nutrients from various foods. We have rounded up some of our favorite skin approved foods that will help keep your skin glowing all year round. As we all know, we are what we eat. Parsley Health shared in a recent article: “When we see patients at Parsley Health suffering from acne and other skin disorders, one of the first things we do is address diet and any underlying food sensitivities”.
Avocados are high in healthy fats which are essential to keep your skin flexible and moisturized. Avocados have natural oils which include great things like Vitamin C and Vitamin E. The great thing with avocados is that there are a ton of different ways to use them! Whether you are slicing some into your salad or into your face mask, there is more to an avocado than just putting it on your toast.
Fatty Fish such as salmon or mackerel are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fats in fish help fight inflammation. Fatty fish is also a great source of Vitamin E which is a great antioxidant for your skin! Fish is a great source of protein and we love to incorporate it into our diet. Throw a piece of salmon on the BBQ with some lemon and pepper with a side of veggies!
Broccoli is full of many vitamins and minerals that are super important for your skin. In addition, broccoli also has lutein which helps to protect your skin from becoming dry and wrinkled. Broccoli can also have anti-cancer effects on some types of skin cancer. Broccoli is the new cauliflower, you can rice it, make a pizza crust, there are just endless healthy ways to cook with it!
Blueberries are high in antioxidants which help to fight premature aging. Blueberries are also high in Vitamin C and can help your body build more collagen to give your skin structure and fullness. Blueberries are great in fighting acne as well.
As if you need another reason to eat chocolate! Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants which may improve wrinkles, skin thickness, hydration, blood flow, and skin texture. Make sure your dark chocolate is at least 70% cocoa.
We want to hear what your go-to recipes are with these foods! Tag us in your photos and use #mysuperflower so we can see how you are giving your skin the glow it needs besides using our Everyday Serum.
The Superflower Team