If you’re a fast food junkie, you may have noticed that your skin begins to appear dull and you may even start breaking out after consuming greasy fries, fatty meats, and processed foods that are packed with sugar. But if you can stay away from the drive-through (we understand how tempting the fries are), have you noticed that your skin will begin to clear up? Even when using the best skin care products, if you’re putting food into your body that is greasy and filled with sugar, it shows not only on the waistline, but in the appearance of your skin. So what can you do to always have fabulous skin? First, change up your diet to include these 9 foods. Second, give iderma’s light therapy device a try.
Whether you’re eating tomato soup (make sure it’s not from a can), eating a couple tablespoons of tomato paste, or if you’re spreading the pulp directly onto your skin, there are several benefits that you can enjoy. Packed with vitamins, including A, K, C, and several B vitamins, your whole body will love this acidic fruit. However, the truly great property of tomatoes is lycopene, a potent antioxidant that is well known to have anti-aging properties. Lycopene will help to tighten pores and prevent pimple outbreaks. It will even act as a natural sunscreen.
Even though it’s a green that many people have a hard time incorporating into their diets, it works wonders throughout the body. Kale contains Vitamin C, A, K, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin are nutrients that work to neutralize free radicals that are created by the sun. Any food that has vitamin A in it will help reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and spider veins. Including kale in your diet and a light therapy device into your routine can have immense benefits on your skin.
Even though the juice is amazing, it’s actually the peel that has skin-protecting properties. For skin that glows, add the zest of an orange peel into your smoothie and the antimicrobial and antibacterial properties will take over. If you want added protection from the sun, you can thank limonene, which is found in the oil of the peel.
Add a handful of these crunchy nuts into your snack bowl and you can experience the benefits of Vitamin E and age preventing antioxidants. Try a quarter cup of almonds if you struggle with dry skin too. If you want to try a different form of Vitamin E, try almond milk. The non-dairy drink is a great alternative to cow’s milk, which can cause inflammation and aggravate acne, wrinkles, and rashes. A wonderful and relaxing method of relieving inflammation is our light therapy device.
High-fat diets are known to have negative effects on your skin, so if you need some extra protein but don’t want the additional fat, eggs are a great choice. You can also get your fill of amino acids, that help with collagen production and will minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Just watch out for how many eggs you are eating as too much protein isn’t good for your body. If you want a vegan option for improving collagen production, iderma’s light therapy device can give you amazing results.
If you’re looking for an excuse to grab a second piece of pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, this is it (just skip the whipped cream). When you eat cooked pumpkin or a handful of pumpkin seeds, you’re getting a high dose of beta-carotene. The body converts this into Vitamin A to give your skin a boost in cell growth. New cell growth means soft, wrinkle-free skin.
Skip the coffee and instead brew a hot cup of green tea. What your body is benefiting from is polyphenols, which is an antioxidant that keeps your skin elastic and smooth, boosts blood and oxygen flow to the skin, and flushes out toxins.
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When reading ingredients in skin care products, you may often see avocado. The creamy fruit contains lutein, beta-carotene, and phytonutrients, as well as Vitamins A, D, and E. Add it to your salad, sandwich, soup, or even use it as a face mask and you will notice smooth, hydrated skin. If you love face masks, but hate the mess, try our light therapy device, which can give you the same benefits without the hassle.
As if we needed another reason to eat chocolate, right? But here it is anyway. Dark chocolate is full of cocoa flavanols that contain antioxidant properties that help your skin stay hydrated and improves circulation. Add one to three ounces of dark chocolate that is above 70 percent cocoa to your after dinner snack to see less rough and scaly skin.
Many of these foods can easily be added to your diet as snacks, additions into your entree at night, or even a fresh and tasty dessert. Instead of ice cream, grab some chocolate; instead of coffee, sip at some green tea; and instead of the face mask, try iderma’s light therapy device.With red and infrared LED light, our light therapy device uses wavelengths that penetrate deep into the layers of the skin to stimulate cell growth. You can see smaller wrinkles and fine lines, less inflammation, and smaller pores in as little as four weeks. Learn more here and order yours today!