Although a good bag of fries or a large bar of milk chocolate can make us very happy in time, we know that our skin is less happy with that. Because just like your hair , your skin can also betray you when you live on snack food and ready meals for a while. That may sound silly, but it also means that good eating behavior is rewarded; with healthy, radiant skin, that is. Curious what you can eat best to always look good? We have listed the 8 best superfoods for beautiful skin . Enjoy!
- Red pepper
Yes, specifically the red version (which is secretly also tastiest). Red peppers are full of vitamin C and ensure that the collagen production in your body is thrown up considerably. No cream or serum can beat that.
Spinach is packed with antioxidants that fight wrinkles and keep your skin young. Vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta carotene all protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. It does not hurt at all to use some spinach in your pool side smoothie, because when it comes to sun protection, we are strongly in favor of more.
Almonds are chock-full of vitamin E, which your skin can use very well. Vitamin E helps your skin in the fight against free radicals. Yes, they are as scary as they sound. Free radicals are harmful substances that can arise from smoking, but also from air pollution from exhaust gases and even frying (and you thought that just eating a fry was bad for you …). Not a bad idea, to make raw almonds your standard snack.
The avocado proves that eating fat does not necessarily equate to blemished skin. Vitamin E, fiber and good fats make the avocado one of the most nutritious fruits in the world. Not only does the avocado protect your skin from harmful external substances (do you have those free radicals again), it also moisturizes your skin. Double win . Avocados are an Instagram favorite for a reason.
Tomatoes, like spinach, have an antioxidant effect. That may not necessarily be news, but did you know that those antioxidants only really work when you heat tomatoes? From now on, choose to use tomatoes not only in cold salads, but also in hot meals.
It is well known that a daily apple keeps the doctor away. But you may not have known that this also applies to dermatologists. Here’s the thing: apples are made up largely of water, which helps keep your skin well hydrated. In addition, apples contain pectin, a substance that ensures, among other things, that waste products disappear from your body as quickly as possible. And you can see that in your skin.
You have undoubtedly heard about the magical effect of retinol . Fun fact : retinol is in fact the same as vitamin A. And carrots are just full of it. Useful, because your skin needs vitamin A for the production of new cells. Moral of the story: roots are essential for beautiful, young skin.
Of course we saved the best news for the last time: chocolate is just great for your skin. Unfortunately, this is not entirely true for the milk variant that we discussed earlier. But if you want to grab a good portion of (extra) dark chocolate: go for it. Cacao ensures that a double amount of oxygen is transported through the blood to your skin. And the purer the chocolate (in other words, the higher the percentage of cocoa it contains), the more flavonoids – also known as antioxidants – are in it. Look, we can do something with that.