Achieve Glowing Skin with These Super Foods
Eating a balanced diet does more than fight hunger and nourish your body--it can reverse sun damage and promote healthy skin. Crazy, right? Today, we are going to highlight several foods that actually feed your skin, making it younger and more radiant.
Pumpkin Seeds -- A couple blog posts ago, we highlighted Rhonda Allison’s Pumpkin Skin Care products and how they are beneficial for your complexion. Pumpkin seeds are small, but are packed with nutrition. They naturally contain zinc, which protects your skin from harmful rays. They also prevent acne by banishing bad bacteria.
Olive Oil -- This savory oil doesn’t just belong in your favorite pasta dish! Applying it to your skin topically can help fight UV Rays and cancer-causing cells. Its Vitamin E content helps soothe conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Olive oil also has antibacterial properties.
Watermelon -- This fruit is made up of 92% water, so it is undoubtedly hydrating for your complexion. Antioxidants fight skin aging naturally. Rich in Vitamin A and B6, it wards off infections and supports nerve pathways.
Sweet Potatoes -- With a copious amount of beta-carotene, sweet potatoes are a natural sun protectant. They also fortify your skin from wrinkles and dryness. Other foods rich in beta-carotene include spinach, carrots and oranges.
Broccoli -- While it may not have been your favorite vegetable as a kid (okay..maybe even as an adult too) this vegetable has some serious health benefits! For one, it has been known to fight the production of cancerous cells, especially in the skin. It is also rich in Zinc and Vitamins A and C. Broccoli can also maintain collagen, making your complexion plump and smooth. It can fight cancer, fortify your skin and boost immunity.
Maintaining healthy skin isn’t only about what you put on it; what you put IN your body matters as well. We only get one body, so it is so important to take care of it!
Sources: healthline.com; medicalnewstoday.com
Skin Care products can also contain super foods to help you achieve a clear, balanced complexion. Here are a couple of our favorites...
Rhonda Allison Broad Spectrum eZinc Protection SPF22
This mineral-based sunscreen can be used on the face and body. It contains antioxidants that protect and nourish the skin. Sunscreen can have a goopy, chalky reputation, but not this one! It blends into the skin seamlessly, leaving it lightly moisturized. Plus, it smells like oranges.
The Rhonda Allison C-Peptide Complex
Vitamin C helps boost the skin's immune system, encouraging the production of collagen. This makes your skin plump and smooth. It also reverses free-radical damage caused by external factors.