The journey to achieving supple glowing skin does not just stop from topical application of skincare products. There are plenty of other ways to help your skin achieve its best. Along with your smart habits healthy snacking plays a great role in achieving your #skingoals.

To all the beauty enthusiasts out there!  Bet everyone has their favorite skincare regimen in their respective skincare routine, but truth to be told, beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Topical beauty products are of big help as they cleanse, protect, treat and hydrate the skin directly but in combination with healthy food and a healthy lifestyle and habits, you can achieve healthy and glowing skin.

We’d love to be with you along the way in achieving that dream skin of yours. Let us lay down the list of wonder foods that you may incorporate in your healthy snacking that contributes to your skin’s health a lot.

Salmon

This tender, reddish, firm fish, and is one of the most popular fish choices in America with varieties of cooking styles you could do, who could ever go wrong with it? Salmon is rich in antioxidant which is of big help in calming inflammation. Fatty fish like salmon or mackerel are linked with omega-3 fatty acids, an essential nutrient that helps regulate skin oil production, balanced hydration, and subdue breakouts. Getting skin benefits of omega-3 through food can improve your skin’s fatty acid composition and balances its inflammatory response. Have you taken some time to look for creative ways to prepare this fatty fish? May it be a simple dinner or holiday dinner, you can do so many recipes for this fatty fish.

 Avocado

There is no doubt that avocado is a green superfood. When eaten or applied topically, avocados are a wonderful moisturizer. Rich in fat-soluble vitamins and monounsaturated fats. If you have dry skin, sure avocado is good for your skin – with healthy oils and vitamin E, both of which are found in avocado, thus providing building blocks for healthy skin function.

How do you love your avocados to be done? There are a lot of avocado recipes readily available online; whether you like it as part of your toast, or part of your dip or salad dressing. Sure it perfectly works for your diet. But I guess all of you would agree when I say that avocado smoothies sound best! Yummmmmm

Green Tea

Green tea is most commonly known to be good for your heart. It is shown to improve blood flow and cholesterol. What is good for your heart is indeed good for your brain as well – this pretty much explains why a sip of green tea gives you that extra focus feels. Green tea is also beneficial for your skin, yes!  you reap too many benefits with just a cup of green tea from your overall well-being to your skin’s health. Indeed, green tea is a wonder drink. That primarily explains why the green tea extract is most commonly incorporated in your favorite skincare product. The essential vitamin content of green tea extracts such as Vitamin B2 balances skin’s natural oils making your skin more radiant and improves skin – for youthful skin structure and Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects skin from the harmful damages from UV rays. How about shifting your usual mornings from coffee to tea? How willing are you to commit then?

Kale

The love for green is barely undeniable: from salads to juices and now to skincare!  Presenting, Kale! Consider this as queen of beauty. Rich in Vitamins C, E, and K – all that works in making your skin look younger and healthier. Vitamin C – because how many times do we have to say that this is the top-tier vitamin in achieving that healthy glowing skin? – An antioxidant that’s great for brightening skin’s appearance. Bid farewell to dark spots! Vitamin E – an antioxidant that moisturizes and protects your skin from sun damage and Vitamin K that helps in dark spots healing. How ready are you now in preparing your favorite salads with kale?

Tomatoes

Your most loved pasta topped with marinara sauce? Well then, it does good for your skin. Aiming for that healthy-looking skin? You might want to eat more marinara sauce! No kidding! Tomatoes are filled with goodies that may give your skin an antioxidant boost to calm inflammation, reduce sun damage and fight back fine lines. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene. Lyco-what? Lycopene is a red nutrient in the carotenoids that give tomatoes their signature hue. As tomatoes ripen, their lycopene content gets higher and higher. Wonder why it’s good for you? According to Dr. Karin Hermoni Ph.D. Head Science & Nutrition at Lycored, Lycopene is a great food-derived antioxidant with many skin benefits that span the entire skin wellness spectrum. In addition to that statement, it is also said that the nutrient not only quenches free radicals but also induces the body’s own protection mechanism against oxidative stress and inflammation, enhancing skin resilience and allowing skin cells to better cope with the environment.

So are you planning to have your pasta filled with marinara sauce tonight? Yay! Count us in because we love to have that too. Tag us in your Instagram stories!

Dark Chocolates

Yes, You see it right! So the next time you felt guilty in indulging yourself to too much sweet. Worry less now because dark chocolates may be your go-to comfort food now. Dark chocolate, made from the seed of the cocoa trees, has one of the best sources of antioxidants you can find. It is loaded with organic compounds such as polyphenols, flavonols, and catechins that function as antioxidants that protect the skin from sun damage and any other environmental aggressors. Studies have been done already exploring the antioxidant activity of dark chocolates. Compared to other fruits such as blueberries, it was then found out that dark chocolate organic compounds had more antioxidant activity. Worry no more! It seems that you now meet your go-to comfort food!

Pomegranate

This fruit is believed to have a lot to offer – powerful fruit rich in polyphenol a reducing agent, which when worked together with vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids, is referred to as antioxidants which play a vital role in protecting the body’s tissues against oxidative stress and associated pathologies like cancer, heart disease, and inflammation.  Polyphenol found in pomegranate includes Anthocyanins, a natural sun protectant and contains both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties both are considered to be beneficial for your skin’s health, on the other hand, pomegranate is said to contain the highest concentration of ellagic acid a polyphenol effective in treating wrinkle and inflammation. Apart from it, it is also said that this has a skin whitening effect and reduces UV-induced pigmentation. Slack off with pomegranate smoothie. Share with us your different ways of incorporating this in your day-to-day healthy snacking.

We have a long list to go and a day would not be enough to discuss all the nutritious food we’d love to recommend. Bottom line, in your journey to achieving healthy skin a lot of factors have to be considered. No one benefits from taking care of your body except you.