5 Skin Celebrating Foods That Beautify From Within
In the beauty world, people are often too focused on what not to eat when it comes to healthy, luminous skin. But at Vi Beauty Lab, we have too much joie de vivre to focus on the negative. We love to eat, and eating foods that have a positive impact on our skin is an added, beautiful bonus. There are dozens of skin-loving foods to fill out a delicious, affirming diet, so dull menus and dull skin can become a thing of the past. The snack-loving, skincare artists of Vi Beauty Lab would like to share our five favorite nutrient-packed foods for better skin from within.
1. Greek Yogurt with Pomegranate and Honey
A skin-saving breakfast fit for the gods, greek yogurt with pomegranate and honey is as tasty as it is beautifying. Greek yogurt is affectionately known as the “wrinkle fighter” for its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s packed with B vitamins which help detoxify the skin. Pomegranate arils help give your skin a naturally healthy glow with polyphenols which help regulate your skin’s blood flow and fight free-radicals. Honey is rich in antioxidants and has natural antibacterial properties, making it the skin-healthiest way to add sweetness to your diet. Using local honey has the added benefit of protecting you from allergens in your area. Together these ingredients form a skin-power trifecta.
2. A Salad of Beans, Greens, Tomatoes, and Peppers
For a filling, skin-improving lunch, feast on kale, spinach, tomatoes, peppers and kidney beans. Kale and spinach are full of powerful vitamins, including vitamin A which promotes healthy skin cell turnover and helps fight acne. Consider massaging it with flaxseed oil, which adds Omega-3s to protect from pollution and smooths your skin. Tomatoes are packed with lycopene which is a protective antioxidant that improves smoothness and defends your skin from the sun. Yellow and green peppers are packed with carotenoids, another sun-defender, and vitamin C which helps reduce dark spots. Kidney beans contain zinc, a natural healer that clears skin. Put these together into a delicious salad, with a splash of some healthy apple cider vinegar, a pinch of salt, and some yummy herbs.
3. Snack on Carrots!
Carrots contain beta carotene which is a natural oil-reducer for skin. They also pair well with a number of other skin-favoring foods to make snack time a great opportunity to improve your skin health. Smashed avocado, hummus, sugar-free nut butters, and greek yogurt-based dips will add variety to your carrot snacks while adding skin health benefits of their own.
4. Feast on Fishes
Fatty fish like salmon, trout, tuna, and anchovies are miracle workers for skin. Full of omega-3 fatty acids, these fish help strengthen your skin barrier and decrease inflammation. These fish are high in proteins that promote collagen production that improves skin plumpness and elasticity. High in selenium, fatty fish also protects against and can even help reverse damage from the sun. Maximize the benefits of these fish by eating them with skin superfoods like sweet potatoes, quinoa and broccoli.
5. Enjoy Berries and Dark Chocolate for Dessert
Refined sugars may be bad for skin, but that doesn’t mean you should forgo dessert when you’re choosing a skin healthy diet. Dark chocolate is a delicious source of polyphenols and flavanols. Together these nutrients protect against sun damage and slow the aging process. Choose dark chocolates that contain 70% or more cocoa, and little to no added sugars. Pair your chocolate with antioxidant-rich black berries for a decadent, skin-saving dessert.
Be Kind to You At Vi Beauty Lab
We love making people look and feel their best at Vi Beauty Lab. We believe that beauty should be a celebration, and so should eating. Enjoy these and other skin-healthy foods to fill your life with simple pleasures and natural beauty. If you’re looking to treat your skin to some extra special loving attention, visit us at Vi Beauty Lab. We tailor our skin care treatments to your unique needs and goals. Our staff and facility are warm and welcoming, and totally dedicated to making your experience as beautiful as you are. Book an appointment for a skin treatment or facial at Vi Beauty Lab, and then pick up a chocolate bar. You deserve it!