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Top 10 Foods for a Beautiful Face
Posted on 03/18/2017

Top 10 Foods for a Beautiful Face

Screen-Shot-2017-04-07-at-11.16.14Everyone ages, but not everyone ages gracefully. What determines whether you retain your youthful vibrant glow, are the choices you make on a daily basis. 

In terms of keeping your face and skin beautiful, some important elements that contribute include: protecting yourself from sun damage, using the right skincare products, and, in certain cases, visiting you trusted Lynchburg and Forest, VA dermatologists. However, an additional, extremely important element that can contribute to a flawless face and skin complexion is diet.

What you eat can greatly influence the health and beauty of your skin. Continue reading below for the top 10 foods for achieving a beautiful face.

#1 Pomegranates

This vibrant-colored fruit is full of polyphenol antioxidants, which fight free radicals and regulate your skin's blood flow. As such, by consuming pomegranate products, like pomegranate juice, your cheeks develop that natural blush of rosiness where you want it, not where you don’t. Pomegranate products have also been known to help smooth lines, reduce wrinkles, and add moisture to the skin.

#2 Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are packed with Vitamin E, which keeps your skin supple and protects it from sun damage too. Eat a handful of these seeds a day and add another layer of protection to your skin’s defensive line. 

#3 Dark Chocolate

If you have a sweet tooth, you’re in luck. Cocoa can help hydrate your skin and make it suppler. Dark chocolate specifically is great for you in moderation. It contains high levels of an antioxidant called flavonol. For best results, eat dark chocolate with a cacao content of at least 70%. One or two squares a day will help heighten your skin’s luminosity!

Screen-Shot-2017-04-07-at-11.16.45#4 Walnuts

These sturdy nuts contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which improve skin elasticity. They also contain copper, which boosts collagen production. Eat a handful of walnuts a day to improve your skin’s texture.

#5 Kidney Beans

Acne problems? A four-ounce serving of kidney beans a day can aid your efforts to combat pesky pimples. Kidney beans are high in zinc; studies have shown that people with higher zinc levels in their bodies are less prone to acne.

#6 Yogurt

Yogurt (Greek yogurt in particular) is high in dairy protein, which makes your skin firmer and more resistant to lines. Pick up some packs of yogurt at your local Lynchburg or Forest, VA supermarket and eat one serving a day.

#7 Soy ProductsScreen-Shot-2017-04-07-at-11.18.37

Soy products like soymilk and soybeans (also known as edamame) lead to a clearer complexion. Eat a cup of soybeans a day or sub your regular milk for soymilk and your blemishes will be compelled to back down.

#8 Peppers

Studies have found that “yellow and orange” veggies, which are loaded with antioxidants, decrease your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and increase your skin’s ability to resist the formation of wrinkles. So pack them in salads, sandwiches, and wherever else you can!

Screen-Shot-2017-04-07-at-11.20.08#9 Green Tea

Many people consider tea a calming beverage. But green tea specifically can calm the redness in your skin. Green tea is high in antioxidants, particularly an antioxidant called EGCG, which reduces redness by fighting inflammation. Therefore, for less red skin, drink a cup of green tea a day.

#10 Oatmeal

To finish this list, how about a food that you can start your day with. Oatmeal (specifically steel-cut oatmeal, which is less processed and therefore retains more vitamins), takes a long time to break down in your body. This breakdown process aids with keeping your blood sugar levels stable. When blood sugar levels are not stable and spike, your body produces more of a hormone called “androgen,” which can contribute to wrinkles.

A Daily Dose of Beautiful

By adding a dose of any of the aforementioned foods to your daily diet, you will be helping to keep your skin and face beautiful no matter what age you are. For more specific skin treatments and general dermatology care, contact your trusted Lynchburg and Forest, VA dermatologists today. We’d be happy to hear from you!