Sure, what you put on your skin is important, but what you eat plays a big role, too.
You may opt for the greatest most expensive skincare treatment on the market, but here's a secret — all you need is the right foods. A diet rich in antioxidants, minerals and essential fatty acids will help you achieve that healthy glow and keep you feeling great all year long.
Work these five foods into your diet for a radiance boost from the inside.
Pumpkin seeds contain zinc and essential fatty acids (including omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9), which reduce inflammation and keep skin and hair healthy and strong.
They make a crunchy addition to any salad and are loaded with sulphur, silica and vitamin C, which promote healthy collagen. They also help stimulate the liver to help detoxify the body.
Packed with free-radical-destroying antioxidants, blueberries are a collagen-boosting snack.
A source of vitamin E, which helps the skin retain moisture. A serving of avocado will help keep dull, flaky skin away.
Chocolate contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which soften any rough skin and protect against sun damage by increasing resistance to UV rays.
This story first appeared on ELLE.com.au.
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