The next time you go shopping, take a hard, long look at what you usually put into your basket. Then after reading this post, the next time you do go to the grocery store, take another look at what’s on the shelves and also take a few moments to read some of the inscriptions of recommended beauty products primarily designed to make you look and feel gorgeous. After reading this post you will soon learn that you don’t need to spend so much money on these fancy brands and still more time on applying them to your blemished skin.

Ever heard the saying; you are what you eat. Well, how you feel – bloated or nauseous – has a lot to do with what you’ve put into your mouth. Ever had days where you can’t bear to look at yourself in the mirror? Your pale complexion also says a lot about what you’ve been eating lately. Amazingly, dozens of natural, healthy foods can supplement your usual collection of expensive beauty products to make you look divine. Time and space does not allow me to talk about all of them, so I’ll just mention a few significant examples here.

Let’s start with the bad news. Coffee’s no good. Burgers are bad too. So too, salt and white sugar. Sugar will wreak havoc on your blood sugar levels, so ditch all those sweet snacks you thought you were enjoying all along. Balanced blood sugar levels help your skin to glow. Salt causes your skin to swell, so crisps are off the snack list too. Good, healthy skin needs to be well hydrated, so if you’re already drinking at least four cups a day, perhaps you’ll want to supplement your caffeine fix with green tea instead. In a healthy way, green and black tea does the exact opposite of what caffeine does to your skin. Rich in antioxidants, it will also protect your skin from sun damage.

Replace your fetish for burgers with salmon and sardines. They contain skin beautifying omega-3 fatty acids and selenium that also hydrate the skin and reduce the incidence of blemishes and inflammations. You can address your sugar rush by eating lots of blueberries, blackberries and strawberries (but without the cream). Also rich in antioxidants, these sweet fruits are stacked with vitamin C. They’ll be fighting those toxins and molecules that cause the skin to age early.

Also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and chickpeas help keep your skin silky smooth and give your hair a natural glow. High in protein, beans are also good and they’re good for your nails too. And what about tomatoes? This vegetable has vitamin A and is loaded with essential fiber. It’s all good for the development of skin cells and prevents you from having dry skin. Sweet potatoes and carrots give off the same effects.

Oranges remain a popular fruit among most people, young and old. Not only do they taste good, they’re also loaded with vitamin C. Significantly, this fruit also contains bioflavonoid which promotes stronger collagen in the skin, allowing you to look younger. The list is endless but as I mentioned earlier, we only had time and space for these few examples. Looking beautiful, mind you, could not have been easier. All it takes is the right application, no?

 

 

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