WHAT TO EAT TO LIGHT YOUR SKIN

There’s a reason we all want to make you feel beautiful, inside and out. Because the right skin care regimen for your skin is no less magical in giving you a radiant look, it’s important to make sure your diet is full of nutrient-rich foods. for best results! Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your meals.

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Fats from sources like oily fish, avocados, nuts and seeds help moisturize your skin from within, keeping cells healthy. Certain nuts and seeds like cashews, pumpkin seeds, and pecans also have the added benefit of being high in zinc, which is thought to help fight bruising.

Adding a variety of fruits and vegetables to your diet is always a good thing for your health in general but your skin will be very pleased about it too. Those rich in Vitamin C like strawberries, kiwi and chili peppers help support collagen production. Additionally, red fruits and vegetables like tomatoes contain lycopene, which works alongside your daily sunscreen to help protect your skin against UV damage.

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Oh, it’s not technically food… but water is a non-negotiable when it comes to great skin. Always keep the lid on the bottle and look for fruits and vegetables with a high water content like melons and cucumbers.

What to avoid…

Okay, don’t @ us but there are some things you *may* want to cut down on if lighting is your goal. You won’t be surprised to hear this but sugar is key. It can cause skin aging, and having too much of it in the body can damage cells and impair your ability to produce collagen.

The same goes for alcohol, which is not only a great source of sugar, but can also increase secretion of the stress hormone cortisol.

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Finally, trans fats found in processed foods like ready-to-eat meals can compete with healthier fats in your body, slowing circulation and blood to the skin. These foods are also likely to be high in salt which can dehydrate you (and take away that radiance of yours!)

Have you noticed how your diet affects your skin? Share what works for you with us at @aurelialondon #aurelialondon

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