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Power Foods for Great Skin!

Monday, January 07, 2013


Ever hear that expression ‘You Are What You Eat’? Well it holds true when dealing with your skin. Eating good foods will result in beautiful, healthy, glowing skin.

Omega 3 fish oils and fatty acids are beneficial to the elasticity and collagen growth in your skin- think salmon, walnuts, almonds etc. Green tea also hydrates, is full of antioxidants, and will help improve elasticity. Vitamin C plays a huge role is giving your skin a healthy glow and keeping skin firm because it is chock full of antioxidants- so citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits are great, as well as kiwi, broccoli and cauliflower.

Foods with Vitamin A help our bodies produce retinol which speeds up the process of cell restoration leaving your skin with younger and smoother looking skin cells. Foods high in Vitamin A include sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots, butternut squash, cantaloupe, and kale (leafy greens). The upside is, if you eat a ton of orange foods you may develop a natural glow or fake tan ;)

Water is actually the #1 skin saver here. Staying hydrated is so important to keeping your skin clear, moisturized, and smooth. When you don’t drink enough your skin get dull, thirsty, and dry. That ain’t pretty. Drink up!

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klutzyleo wrote:
1) 1/11/2013 10:01:45 AM
I already eat most of those, so I am all set. Great info!
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runyogabeer wrote:
2) 1/11/2013 10:04:37 AM
I love advocado and also coconut oil for my skin!
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Miriam Perel wrote:
3) 1/11/2013 10:05:40 AM
All of these foods will make your skin glow. Most supplements that really work, contain the elements found in these foods, but it is much better to get the elements from the whole food. The foods come with the correct proportions of fiber, protein and water that will benefit your body the most. Of course, drinking water has great benefits. Just think-all the money that you save on supplements by eating these whole foods on a regular basis will allow you, elfettes, to expand your make-up collection....and of course don't forget to get enough sleep. Best regards, Mimi
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lillie wrote:
4) 1/11/2013 10:15:19 AM
looks intersting
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water wrote:
5) 1/11/2013 10:16:29 AM
My favorite is water! Readily available and easy to down ay any time!
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e_fox1 wrote:
6) 1/11/2013 10:30:02 AM
Great to know! Now I know what I'll be eating more of this coming year ;) Thanks for the tips!
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LisaLu wrote:
7) 1/11/2013 10:57:28 AM
I love to eat salmon, berries of all kinds, veggies, and yogurt smoothies to stay healthy and have great skin.
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Girlie Girl wrote:
8) 1/11/2013 11:14:39 AM
Excellent advice. Besuty starts within, literally. If you are spiritually healthy, emotionally healthy, and physically healthy, your external beauty will be radiant!
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superfoods wrote:
9) 1/11/2013 11:22:23 AM
I am so happy most of these foods are my favorites already and I can't wait to add the rest. Thanks ELF!
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s_msx wrote:
10) 1/11/2013 11:30:01 AM
Avocado and salmon have always been a favorite skin saver, but sweet potatoes was a bit of a surprise. Walnuts are awesome too. My little sister has severe acne and no product she has used ever worked to keep her acne under control. My sister started to eat walnuts as a snack every day and her face cleared up it was amazing. Thanks for the article!
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ArianaB wrote:
11) 1/11/2013 12:01:57 PM
All fruit is good for you :p
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jasbax wrote:
12) 1/11/2013 12:26:40 PM
I love yogurt!
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Courtbar wrote:
13) 1/11/2013 1:00:18 PM
I absolutely love ELF!!!! Thank you for this awesome blog!! Wonderful information!!
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Sweetlee1 wrote:
14) 1/11/2013 1:23:11 PM
Smoked oysters are delicious and great on crackers.
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Bex0919 wrote:
15) 1/11/2013 2:51:22 PM
I love coconut water. Not only is it a great treat, but it's also provides excellent hydration, which super good for your skin!
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KK1012 wrote:
16) 1/11/2013 5:09:55 PM
Great info
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zoestertoaster wrote:
17) 1/11/2013 5:20:51 PM
i like eating fruit smoothies to keep my skin feeling fresh and new :)
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Taylor8293 wrote:
18) 1/11/2013 6:13:51 PM
I absolutely love Yogurt and Salmon!
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MelonB wrote:
19) 1/11/2013 6:25:35 PM
Personally, I love Greek yogurt! Chobani yogurt is awesome, especially with fruit on the bottom. Raw spinach is also really good in salad.
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makeup_diva wrote:
20) 1/11/2013 6:55:32 PM
I love strawberry Greek yogurt parfaits and salmon!
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ShelbyAE wrote:
21) 1/11/2013 7:29:30 PM
I LOVE blueberries :-]
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Consumerjo wrote:
22) 1/11/2013 7:53:02 PM
I've really made a commitment to eating better since last year for my health and I think it definitely has an affect on my skin. I love having a blueberry & banana parfait for breakfast and I always take my Omega-3s.
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Hachi wrote:
23) 1/11/2013 8:10:04 PM
I love oranges! They gave me a natural glow on my skin and cleared it up a bit. Water is great for my skin as well!
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Emmathedancer wrote:
24) 1/11/2013 8:21:46 PM
Great info thanks!
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SyntheticStarr wrote:
25) 1/11/2013 8:29:19 PM
Great info to have! Good thing I love fresh garden tomatoes.
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