6 Foods To Eat For Your Skin This Summer
The season of picnics, outdoor BBQ’s and long beach days is here. With the Celsius about to soar sky high, it can be easy to overindulge in rosè all day and beer battered fish and chips. While these easy beach treats obviously aren’t going to have an ideal effect on your hard-earned beach body, processed, sugary and fatty foods can also cause havoc to your complexion.Thankfully, there’s plenty of summertime foods that will not only hit the spot, but help your skin to look great too. Think; juicy, ripe tropical fruits and fresh-outta-the-ocean seafood. Check out these delicious fresh foods which will help you feel - and look - your best all summer long.
Oysters - Zinc and Omega 3
It’s commonly known that Oysters are an aphrodisiac, but did you know that the shellfish can also work wonders for your complexion too? Oysters are packed with Zinc and Omega-3 which both significantly help to keep skin clear and beautiful. Zinc controls the production of oil and the hormones that create acne. Whereas Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that cannot be made up in the body and must be obtained through your diet. The fats cause the body to create anti inflammatory compounds which, in turn, helps limit puffiness in skin. Omega-3 also keeps the skin dewy and plump and, like zinc, is an important part of helping skin regulating oil production.
Pineapple - Bromelain
Bromelain is a compound that boasts huge anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling effects, and pineapples are naturally packed full of the enzyme. The core of the pineapple is where you will find the main source of bromelian, which will help calm puffy skin.
Coconut Water - Potassium and Electrolytes
There’s little better feeling in the world than sinking your bare feet into soft sand while drinking a young coconut under the sun. Thankfully, as well as treating your tastebuds, drinking the delicious fruit nectar will also be doing your skin a world of good too. Coconut water is packed with potassium and electrolytes. Potassium has been proven to boost circulation, which helps your body deliver more nutrients and oxygen to your skin. The natural electrolytes in coconut water will keep you super hydrated, a very important contributing factor to a clear complexion.
Kiwi, Strawberries and Papaya - Vitamin C and Antioxidants
Not only do these fruits taste great, but they’re also great for your skin, as all three are packed with Vitamin C and Antioxidants. Vitamin C is required for collagen production which is an essential part of skin health and a key player in keeping skin youthful and plump. Antioxidants boost your immune system, which in term will create radiant skin and help blemishes heal quickly and properly.