Your favorite serums and moisturizers can only do so much — an effective skin care routine needs to be matched with a healthy and balanced diet for best results. So if you're not heavy on fruits and vegetables but love your skin, it might be time to make some dietary changes, so you can start working from within. And luckily for you, a lot of fresh produce options currently in season this spring happen to have wonderful benefits that will help you keep your skin radiant and healthy. Check them out — and start making your grocery list ASAP!
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There's a reason why you see avocados in every #healthydiet photo on Instagram. They're delicious and good for you, particularly for your skin. It has 63 percent oleic acid, which happens to be great for your complexion. It also has antioxidants like vitamins C and E, which help prevent wrinkles and protect your skin from the sun. Go ahead and join the avocado fad.
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A dessert favorite that your skin also loves: Strawberries are powerful antioxidants and are packed with vitamin C. Eating them can help with collagen production, which in turn gives your skin and hair a boost. Its acidic nature also helps in removing excess oil which prevents breakout.
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Bugs Bunny probably have good skin after chomping all those carrots. Why, you ask? Carrots are high in beta carotene which is converted processed to vitamin A when inside the body. It's an antioxidant which helps repair skin tissue and protects you from the sun's UV rays. Help your skin keep its youthful glow by including carrots in your salad today.
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Another food rich in antioxidants, artichokes help in improving your skin health and slow down aging. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, phosphorus and calcium, they're great for giving your hair a little extra shine and bounce. Isn't that a reason to try an artichoke recipe?
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