5 Foods for Glowing Skin

5 Foods for Glowing Skin
5 Foods for Glowing Skin

Everybody wants glowing, flawless skin. We spend hundreds annually on skin care products, but the basis for beautiful skin does not come from beauty products, it comes from what you eat. Beauty comes from the inside out and when you feed your skin by eating right, you will be able to have a great complexion with youthful looking, glowing skin.

Strawberries: Strawberries are full of vitamin C.  Vitamin C helps prevent age-related dry skin and helps prevent the formation of wrinkles.  Strawberries are beneficial when eaten or blended in a smoothie, and some people even mash them up as a facial mask.

Pomegranate: Containing even more antioxidants than green tea, pomegranates are a must add item to you diet; they also contain tannin, which helps your skin. Eat pomegranate and use it on your skin for the best benefit. If you blend them up, just be careful of the seeds!  Apply to your face and leave in place for a few minutes, antioxidants are good for you inside and out.

Olive Oil: Extra virgin olive oil has beneficial enzymes and antioxidants that help keep your skin hydrated and smooth.  Instead of mayonnaise, use olive oil.  Olive oil is also useful as a facial or general skin treatment, especially if you have dry skin. Rub a little olive oil into dry skin and you will see a big difference.

Pumpkin: Carotenoids are the pigments that make foods like pumpkin and carrots orange; they are also are vital to finding and neutralizing damage causing free radicals that cause skin damage and wrinkles, causing you to look older than you really are.  Pumpkin is full of carotenoids and also vitamin C; which helps boost collagen production, and collagen is useful for keeping skin supple and elastic.  Pumpkin also has vitamins A and E, which are both amazing for your skin.   In addition to eating pumpkin, you can use it as a mask.  Simply mash-up a bit of raw pumpkin, sans the seeds, and use as a facial mask.

Carrots: Like pumpkin, carrots are rich in carotenoids.  Try a glass of freshly squeezed carrot juice, carrots and dip, or steamed and mashed carrots to include them in your diet.

Feed your body and feed your skin by include these 5 wonderful foods in your diet. Now you know you don’t need fancy, chemical-laden lotions and potions for beautiful skin–everything you need is right at home in your kitchen!


Jade FresherThanLife

Jade has been high raw for nearly a decade and is fairly seasoned on the concept of living a raw foods lifestyle in a world that doesn't do the same.Other than her high interest in fitness, organic lifestyle, raw food, and overall health, she is a fairly normal woman looking to share these passions with the world in a way that makes sense to (and doesn't intimidate!) the everyday person...because that what we ALL are!You can find her hiking, writing, making food, and or playing with her dog in her spare time.