SEXY SKIN: Superfoods for the Ultimate Glow!

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Who doesn’t love a skin routine that yields the most optimally breathtaking results of divine perfection? The people want dewy, hydrated skin with an even tone, void of any scars and dark spots, supple, youthful, and radiant.

I’ve been insanely obsessed with skincare for as long as I can remember. I love everything about it! I love facials! I love twirling around in Sephora, squirting $80 serums on my hands, and marveling at the glow. I love trying out different face washes and declaring my holy grail products, only to be upstaged by something better a month later. I love little matte-brown dropper bottles of Vitamin C, Retinol, and Ferulic Acid; you name it, I’ve got it – and I am not ashamed! Skincare is my most favorite part of self-care.

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And while I depend on these products to brighten, firm, and correct my skin – I understand they are only a piece of the bigger picture. What goes on the body is nowhere near as important as what goes inside it.

Eventually, what goes in has to come out. This very principle is why I make sure to incorporate these deliciously (some not so delicious 🥴) superfoods into my diet to help me achieve radiantly sexy skin.

BEETS BRIGHTEN THE SKIN!

Beets are a blood purifier and toxin eliminator giving your skin a natural and more radiant glow. Beets are also high in vitamin C, which tells me all I need to know to achieve the sexiest skin possible. Because beets are so high in vitamin C with a rich source of iron, phosphorous, and protein, the beneficial properties include improvements to skin complexion, elasticity, natural hydration, and anti-aging properties. However, as great as beetroot can be for the body, not everyone is running to the grocery store in droves for this superfood. Beets have a bitter and earthy taste, and if that isn’t particularly pleasing to your palate, check out how I incorporate them into my diet in a surprisingly refreshing way!

LEMONS FORM COLLAGEN IN THE SKIN!

A powerful antioxidant, rich in Vitamin C and citric acid. Just like beets, the high concentration of Vitamin C in lemons can help eliminate toxins from your body and manage inflammation in the body.

Essentially undefeated in helping to eliminate dark spots and helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and if you apply topically, the juice from lemons can reduce excess oil on the skin. As if lemons couldn’t get any better, they significantly boost collagen production.

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COLLAGEN PROTEIN!

Maybe it’s not a “superfood,” but it is super … and you can eat it, drink it or swallow it – so we’ll count it! Regardless of your choice of intake, collagen is undefeated in its benefits for the skin. Collagen is a protein that is an essential building block for your bones, muscles, hair, tendons, ligaments, and SKIN! It keeps your skin supple and plump, giving it elasticity and hydration. Not all collagen protein is created equal, though, so do your due diligence and make sure you seek TYPE 1 COLLAGEN for improvements to your skin.

SPINACH IMPROVES FINE LINES AND WRINKLES!

Spinach offers a triple threat of richness in vitamin A, C and K. So not only will you get the benefits of radiant, glowy skin, but the richness of this superfood will also help to fight common skin issues that cause inflammation and breakouts and heal scars and dark spots.

FATTY FISH MAKE THE SKIN GLOW!

One of the best sources of collagen and vitamin E. Omega-3’s. Fatty fish are great at regulating oil production and improving hydration within the skin. Rich in Omega-3’s, your benefits are going to come in the form of mitigated damage from UV sun rays (please, still apply sunscreen!), fewer wrinkles, and supple, hydrated skin.

AVOCADOS! 

Avocados are pretty impressive! Another superfood that packs a powerful punch, Avocados are rich in vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E.  Hell yes. Not only does this fruit keep your skin hydrated, moisturized, and plump, protect against the UV rays of the sun, serve as an anti-inflammatory in the skin and protect against free radicals, but it works to prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the body.

You seeing a pattern here? 😉

WATER HYDRATES THE SKIN!

The ultimate, grand-supreme of all. The body is primarily made of water. The percentage varies depending on age but on average, the human body is made up of at least 60% water. It’s necessary for survival, and whether helping to eliminate waste and toxins or, within the context of this post, cellular function, the fact remains that if you do nothing else – at the very least, drink your water.

Drinking water is one of the best ways to flush toxins out of the body, improving your complexion and giving you healthy, vibrant, beautifully glowing skin.

If you haven’t already, start getting these superfoods into your body now! Check out these refreshing recipes and while you’re here, delight this product junkie by telling me your favorite skincare products!

2 Comments

  • Posted September 22, 2022 8:38 am
    by Z414

    5 stars
    Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. Its always interesting to read articles from other writers and practice something from other sites.

    • Posted September 22, 2022 2:43 pm
      by ODDbrnd

      I feel the same! Always happy to learn and practice new things shared from the experiences of others. Happy to hear that this post offered you some value!

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