5 of the Best Foods to Eat For Clearer Skin

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The 5 Best Foods To Eat For Clearer Skin

All different skin types have all different problems. Oily, dry, redness, we've all seen it, we've all experienced it. Topical creams and face wash might work for most but a key way to get rid of pesky surface problems is to dig deeper. And while there are great products out there for skin relief, sometimes you have to fix from the inside, out.

The way we eat causes our bodies to change be it weight gain or shiny hair. So to cure yourself you must start from within! We've rounded up the 5 best foods for clearer skin. So start cooking, bathing, or eating these delicious, easy ingredients.

1. Garlic and Turmeric

One has a strong scent and the other looks weird. So go figure they'd be good for you. Adding garlic to a pasta sauce, salad dressing, or chicken dish can be incredibly beneficial to your skin. Garlic can eliminate toxins in your body, some of which may be causing skin irritations or break outs. Tumeric ingested in pill or powder form can help with scarring caused by acne. A turmeric face mask is a possibility if you don't want to add this powder to your morning smoothie.

2. Kiwi

Kiwi is not only delicious but it can brighten the skin. Containing more vitamin C than an orange, Kiwi's can help your skin immensely. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is needed for the growth and repair of tissues through collagen production. Our bodies do not produce Vitamin C so ingesting it through Kiwi's is important. If you don't want to eat your Vitamin C, mashing up a ripe (I repeat ripe) kiwi and applying to the skin directly has healing powers as well.

3. Greek Yogurt

Now of course we have learned that dairy isn't the best for skin or digestion but this part is different. But because it is a fermented foodstuff, meaning it has good bacteria like probiotics (yes, like your Kombucha), which help maintain a healthy digestive (read: gut) system. It is important to choose the right yogurt when thinking about your skin. Full fat, unsweetened Greek Yogurt is the way to go. With calcium, Greek yogurt also contains all nine essential amino acids which can help in the growth of skin cells which of course will leave you with a beautiful completion.

4. Pine Nuts

Pine nuts fed Greek gods (maybe) so why not feed you? Filled with antioxidants like selenium, lutein, and Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K they assist in combating the signs of aging by fighting free-radical chain reactions meaning they keep your skin looking younger by retaining elasticity. Add the anti-inflammatory properties of pine nuts and your skin could be rid of itching, psoriasis, acne, and eczema. Add some nuts to a hearty salad and you're already heathier.

5. Bone Broth

Okay yes, this sounds like something a caveman could eat. But in recent years bone broth has seen a spike in popularity. Bone broth is an ingestible collagen meaning it's good for your skin, hair, and nails. It helps elasticity which means you get to look younger, longer, maybe to learn more about cavemen.

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