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Eat This, Drink That: Consume These 3 Things for Healthier Skin

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Healthy, glowing, beautiful skin is not something that typically just happens. However, that does not mean you have to spend lots of money, use tons of products, or participate in a variety of invasive procedures.

Smooth, supple, soft skin can be created by the food you put in and on your body. Perhaps healthy skin could be as simple as the food you find in the grocery store!

1) Strawberries

This delicious summer fruit is high in vitamin C, even higher than oranges and grapefruit, which are full of terrific anti-aging properties. Studies have shown that people who consume vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and less dry skin than those who don’t consume as much Vitamin C.(1)

Vitamin C also helps to prevent cell damage and collagen breakdown (which causes fine lines) by fighting free radicals. Eating strawberries or other vitamin C-rich foods daily can help to create smooth, well-hydrated skin.

Making a natural strawberry facial mask and applying one to two times a week can also help to create the healthy skin you desire.

2) Green tea

Green tea may or may not taste good to some people, but it is certainly good for your skin. It contains antioxidants that help to fight inflammation and redness. Some research shows that green tea may also help to reduce your risk of skin cancer. (1)

Add a dollop of citrus juice to your tea to boost the staying power of the antioxidants and help them remain in your body longer.

But don’t think a sip or two of green tea is going to add up to big results. Experts suggest drinking one to three generous cups of green tea will provide optimal benefits.

Don’t want to drink it? Chill moist green tea bags and use them to cover your eyes to release the tannins in the tea and reduce puffiness.

3) Pumpkin

Vitamins C, A, and E as well as skin cleansing enzymes can all be found in pumpkin. This vegetable actually gets its orange color from wrinkle-fighting carotenoids, which help to neutralize the skin’s free radicals.

Fighting free radicals is important because it is these cell-damaging entities that can cause premature aging.

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Cucumber is also one of such top foods healthy for skin. Right?
I love Strawberries, Like green tea. I didnt know Pumpkin is also good for skin health. Thanks for information

June 22, 2016 - 12:09am
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