As every authority on beauty and fashion will tell you, ‘goddess’ skin is one the hottest trends we’ll see this year. Of course, a healthy complexion was never out of Vogue but it looks like fabulous skin has climbed high on the beauty checklist. It is now even more important than fashion or hair. I don’t mean to scare you, but radiant skin is currently the beauty bloggers’ biggest obsession.
From ayurvedic oils and Vitamin-C exfoliators to facial massages and face yoga, taking your skincare seriously is like getting a second job. (minus the paycheck). But, as ancient wisdom goes, beauty starts from within. Glowing skin isn’t a complicated science, but a consistent, and yet straightforward daily routine. When we get our eight hours of sleep every night, eat the rights foods, and take care of our mental health, this effort will no doubt reflect on our faces.
So instead of shelling out on anti-aging creams and miracle serums, it’s better to invest in eating all the right stuff. As I said, the mantra for amazing skin is that fabulousness starts from within. Our skin can’t look great if we are not healthy, right?
So what are the superfoods that can make our skin glow and keep us super healthy and strong?
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Avocados and Eggs
It’s no secret that many skin goddesses like Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Aniston, and Miranda Kerr are sworn fans of famous fatty fruit avocado. A typical celebrity breakfast consists of the good-for-you combo of avocados and eggs.
Avocados are widely regarded as the ultimate skin power food because they’re incredibly nutritious and versatile. They have a soft, buttery texture that goes well with so many different foods, and can be cooked in a thousand different ways from guacamole to avocado ice-creams and smoothies. Not only do they taste awesome, but they are rich in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, C, D, E, K, and B-Vitamins, copper, potassium, and fiber. What’s more, they’re the dieter’s best friend because they are free of sodium, sugar, and cholesterol, while they’re nutrient-dense and filling. And it turns out they are not only great for our skin and our figure, but also for our bones, our vision, and digestion.
Avocados and eggs are both top-notch superfoods. Eggs have been dubbed as nature’s perfect food because they contain a little bit of every nutrient we need to be healthy and strong. They are packed with vitamins and nutrients, such as high-quality protein, vitamin A and vitamin B12 and D, Folate, Phosphorus, and Selenium. Eggs are great for our skin, as protein repairs the cells that have suffered free radical damage, while biotin protects us against dry skin.
Screen goddess Eva Mendes has revealed that she has eggs for breakfast literally every day and that she’ll never get bored of them.
“I think they’re like magic – you can do so much with them,” Ryan Gosling’s lady said. “I mostly keep it simple and have scrambled eggs and a piece of toast for breakfast… For lunch, I usually have salmon and rice or quinoa, and I try to include a salad.” No wonder Eva has such a youthful complexion at age 44.
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Wild Salmon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salmon and olive oil can be enjoyed separately of course, but cooked together they are an insanely powerful mix for our skin. Salmon is a fatty fish full of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and selenium. It’s literally like an internal moisturizer, that keeps our skin supple, and protects us from sun damage.
It’s so perfectly nutritious, that celebs like Mariah Carey eat salmon every single day. Mariah has revealed that she’s is on an exclusive Norwegian salmon and capers diet. We’re serious, the pop diva thinks that it’s a waste of time to try to mix it up a little.
Actress and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow is believed to combine all the above in a super breakfast of veggie omelet and smoked wild salmon with sardines and avocado. On gluten-free bread of course.
A Mediterranean diet staple, olive oil is a ‘good fat’ superfood that is known to prevent premature aging. It is rich in natural antioxidants and vitamin E, which protect and repair our skin and give us a healthy glow. Being a natural moisturizer, olive oil also used as a beauty product and is applied directly on the skin and hair.
High-Quality Dark Chocolate with Almonds
Dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) isn’t just our favorite on-the-go energy fix, but a favorite beauty superfood. Cocoa moisturizes the skin, prevents wrinkles, and protects us from sun damage because it’s rich in vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E, as well as calcium and iron. Colombian singer Shakira is a renown chocaholic, once celebrating the end of a strict diet with “five pieces of chocolate cake in one go”. And judging by how youthful she looks, her chocolate diet works!
When combined with almonds, dark chocolate is even more powerful, as almonds are also loaded in antioxidants. They are rich in Vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium, making them an ideal food for skin, nails, and hair. Beauties that are famous for their radiant complexion like Heidi Klum and Jennifer Anniston snack on almonds to keep their skin supple and nourished.