Your diet is one of the most underrated ways to maintain and manage clearer skin. Every time we eat we’re sending a message to our body, and the message depends on the quality of food we eat. Greasy, fatty, processed foods send distress signals to your body, while whole foods send signals that encourage your body functions to operate smoothly.
Deciding what to eat for the most skin benefits doesn’t have to be complicated. The Fall season offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that support glowing, healthy skin. Your clear-skin diet is literally just a shopping trip away.
Here’s a starter shopping list to get you going. We’re sticking to the produce aisle for our best skin because if it’s in a box or a bag, it’s probably going to cause a breakout!
Fall produce for clearer skin
Why does an apple a day keep the doctor away? Because they are rich in vitamins A, B complex, C, and antioxidants which accelerates skin cell rejuvenation. Eating apples often can help with reducing signs of aging, dark circles, and hydrate the skin from the inside out.
Listen, beet slander is not tolerated at SBBC! We love a good beet on a salad or in cold-pressed juice. We love the earthy taste, and we really love the high vitamin C content that fights everything we’re against:
- Aging symptoms
Have you ever had creamy butternut squash soup on a cold day? If so, you treated yourself to a healthy helping of vitamin A, which is critical if you have dry, flaky skin. Vitamin A helps with the body’s ability to produce sebum–the body’s natural skin oil. Eating more butternut squash can promote hydrated skin without clogging pores and causing acne.
Talk about a superfood for treating acne! Brussels sprouts are high in antioxidants, which can fight inflammation and redness caused by acne, making breakouts less visible.
Cranberries are packed with vitamin C, which boosts the body’s ability to produce collagen and improves skin elasticity. This reduces aging signs and promotes youthful, glowing skin.
The only reason kale is at the bottom of this list is because we organized it alphabetically because there really isn’t a more ideal food for younger, healthier skin. It’s rich in vitamins C, E, and K, and antioxidants. That means every kale salad or smoothie is tightening your pores, reducing dark circles, increasing cell turnover and detoxifying the skin.