We’ve all heard it – “You are what you eat”.
Research shows that eating certain foods actually has an effect on not only your body’s insides but also on the outside. Here are 5 foods that will give you a supple, fresh face. Pairing the right foods with face care products with natural ingredients will increase the healthy appearance of your face.
This creamy, green fruit is abundant in essential oils and B-complex vitamins that nourish your skin, inside and out. Avocados are filled with Niacin (vitamin B3) which is especially important for healthy skin. Niacin is also an anti-inflammatory that soothes irritated red and blotchy skin.
Mangoes have more than 80% of your daily requirements for vitamin A. Vitamin A maintains and repairs skin cells; a deficiency will result in a dry, flaky complexion. As an antioxidant, vitamin A also fights free radical damage that can prematurely age the skin.
Almonds supply 150% of your daily need for vitamin E which is great for your complexion. Vitamin E’s rich oils moisturize dry skin, and its antioxidants protect against skin damage and premature aging.
#4: Cottage Cheese
Dairy is good for your bones and face. Selenium, is an essential mineral, paired with vitamin E its a powerful free radical-fighting antioxidant combination. Plus, it’ll protect against skin cancer and fight dandruff.
#5: Acerola Cherries
Your average cherry doesn’t supply a lot of vitamin C, but the Acerola Cherry does. One of these cherries supplies 100% of your daily allowance for vitamin C, which is great for your skin. As an antioxidant, vitamin C fights skin damage and wrinkles. It also plays a central role in the production of collagen, the structural protein in your skin.
Pair these face foods with Tona Michelle’ Cosmetics natural face care products. Coming soon!
For these and other “face foods” shop your local farmers market. Check out a local Washington, DC farmers market near you