Eating Pretty – You Are What You Eat

Flawless skin, shiny hair, and sparkling eyes, isn’t that what all women want?

While a blowout and bronzer temporarily brighten your appearance, the most potent, long lasting beauty weapons can be found at the supermarket.

As the saying goes, you are what you eat and if you want your skin to be beautiful on the outside you must focus on the inside first. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of beauty foods so say hello to your new get-gorgeous grocery list!

Oysters

Why Oysters make you beautiful: Shellfish contains high levels of zinc, a mineral that helps prevent acne, aids in the healing of wounds, and boosts the immune system. Additionally, oysters are a low-fat source of protein which is great for healthy hair and have been proven to boost collagen production.

Also try: lobster, mussels, and clams

Wild Salmon

Why Salmon makes you beautiful: Add luster and softness to your complexion by feasting on skin beautifying salmon, a fish with one of the richest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats nourish the skin by reducing the body’s production of inflammatory substances, decrease clogged pours, and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Also try: mackerel and sardines

Sunflower Seeds

Why Sunflower Seeds make you beautiful: Replete with Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that decelerates the aging of skin cells, sunflower seeds slow down the development of saggy, wrinkled skin to keep us looking younger longer. Vitamin E is also known for its ability to diminish the appearance of scars.

Also try: pumpkin seeds and chia seeds

Blueberries

Why Blueberries make you beautiful: These tiny berries pack a powerful punch – loaded with immune boosting antioxidants, blueberries help stimulate collagen production to keep skin smooth and supple. They have also been proven to combat the body’s toxins and free radicals, molecules that can cause the skin to age prematurely.

Also try: pomegranate, blackberries, and strawberries

Foods to Avoid:

Salt: If you’re feeling puffy, you make have taken in too much salt. Salt causes tissues to swell and once deflated, you’re left with skin that’s far less elastic over time.

Processed Meats: Salt and preservatives in processed meats leaves the skin lifeless, dull, and dehydrated.

High Sugar: Sugar clogs your glands, which can result in acne and patchy skin.