What to Eat for Glowing Skin

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I turned on the TV this past Sunday, and I don’t watch TV often unless it’s the Big Bang Theory, and I look to see what infomercials were currently promoting. About 90% of the infomercials were about anti-aging skin care regimes. It a real concern for many ladies and especially women after 40 like me.

Anti-aging secrets are an extremely hot topic. We all want to learn the best tricks of aging slowly, gracefully, and most of all… naturally.   Your skin is the largest organ of your body and is in a constant battle with all the toxins we come into contact with each day. This is a battle we must be proactive in fighting.

Pollution in the air, the products we use on our skin – it’s all going straight into our bloodstream. Needless to say, the skin most unquestionably needs some attention when it comes to detoxification and staying healthy.

There are a slew of expensive creams, lotions, and potions to choose from to allegedly combat wrinkles and keep your skin looking radiant. However, these products are filled with chemicals such as parabens (endocrine disruptors), mineral oil (may cause contact dermatitis), polyethylene glycol (may be carcinogenic) just to name a very few. They're horrible for your health and your wallet. The good news is that you don’t necessarily need those pricey potions to keep your healthy glow. There are simple, everyday things you can do to work towards a healthier body and incredibly vibrant skin naturally.

  • Stay hydrated. Drinking half of your body weight in water throughout the day is a fantastic way to assist your body in functioning optimally and help your skin to look great. It enhances your skin and detoxifies the body.
  • Organic face wash - Instead of washing your face with a “product” from the store, use organic jojoba oil or coconut oil. They work like a charm and moisturize too.
  • Essential oils - There are several essential oils that are great for the skin such as lavender and frankincense. Apply these oils with a carrier oil like jojoba. Essential oils were Cleopatra secret to youth.

In addition to the external elements you can use, you can also accomplish glowing, vibrant skin by adding certain foods to your plate more often -- healthy fats and protein are among some of the top ones to consider for great skin.   Below are my favorite foods I eat regularly for great skin. These are likely already in your refrigerator, which is great news – so take note, and eat up.

My Top 10 Favorites are…

  1. Avocado
  2. Coconut Water & Coconut Oil
  3. Salmon
  4. Flaxseed
  5. Blueberries
  6. Spinach
  7. Dark Chocolate
  8. Sweet potatoes
  9. Papaya
  10. Bell Peppers

Adding these organic foods to your plate often, combined with other healthy, whole foods, will put you well on your way to beautiful, healthy skin.

What are your favorites on the list? Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you! Hit reply and let me know your favorite recipe that includes one of the Top 10, I’m always looking for more inspiration for the kitchen.