Now that summer is approaching us, keep in mind that the increased temperature and higher pollen counts can really affect your skin. Most people tend to overlook the fact that diet can play a role in your skin’s health as well. According to Los Angeles-based nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, your skin can clear up in only a week by consuming the natural ingredients below:
Lemons: Starting the day with some hot water and lemon helps to detoxify the body by assisting the digestive system.
Almonds: Almonds are a great source of Vitamin E. According to Snyder, Vitamin E is “the skin-beautifying antioxidant, since it’s present in human epidermal tissue, [where it] creates smoothness and suppleness.
Beets: Snyder says beets are great for the promotion of cell production and repair, and they contain anti-aging properties. “The powerful antioxidants in beets help fight signs of aging to keep skin firm and youthful,” she adds.
Figs: The seeds of a fig are packed full of nutrients that help cleanse the digestive tract. Snyder says that a slow digestive system can potentially keep important nutrients from getting to the skin. “This process is vital to enhancing that inner glow,” she adds.
Spinach: Spinach is extremely high in Vitamin A, which is a necessary nutrient for growth of the skin and hair. “Spinach is also loaded with Vitamin C, imperative for the building and maintenance of collagen,” Snyder says.
Pineapple: “When your skin needs to look amazing, this fruit is a wonder food,” says Snyder. Pineapple helps to reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and remove toxins from the body.
Dates: “They are rich in copper,” Snyder says, “which is an important mineral that helps the body absorb iron and form collagen and red blood cells.” On top of that, they’re high in fiber.