Eat your way to flawless skin with these super foods

Eat your way to flawless skin with these super foods

12 March 2016

Do you suffer from Adult Acne? You’re not alone, as statistics show more than a third of those seeking Acne treatment are aged 35 or over. In fact, it’s such a common skin condition that even celebrities can’t escape it, with the likes of Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry and Cameron Diaz all suffering from problematic skin.

There are many factors that can contribute to skin conditions such as Adult Acne, including pollution, stress, poor diet and hormonal imbalance. And it doesn’t just have a physical side – Adult Acne can also lead to emotional stress, including anxiety and depression.

While treatments are available, experts suggest making simple changes to your diet to see if it has an effect. So here are the super foods you need to eat for flawless skin.

  • Essential oils

Help to reduce lines and wrinkles, and banish unwanted breakouts at the same time with essential oils. Containing high levels of amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins, oils have anti-inflammatory properties, helping to soothe skin and giving you an even complexion. Opt for a mixture of myrrh, tea tree and aloe vera for best results.

  • Oily fish

Experts recommend upping your intake of oily fish to three times a week. Chow down on sardines, salmon, herring and anchovies which provide moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Glow with orange

Orange foods contain betacarotene which is a precursor to vitamin A, which protects your skin from damaging free radicals – giving you Anti-Ageing benefits. It’s also great for reducing the frequency of breakouts. Try to incorporate sweet potatoes, carrots and butternut squash into your diet.

  • Selenium

Topping up your body’s selenium levels can give your skin a much-needed boost of antioxidants. It’s also great for detoxifying the liver, which in turn helps to reduce Acne breakouts. You’ll find plenty of selenium in shellfish, seeds, whole grains and brazil nuts.

  • Antioxidants

Pomegranate and grape seed extract contain high levels of antioxidant, which protects skin by maintaining your collagen levels, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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