3 superfoods for your skin
So-called superfoods are considered extremely beneficial to your diet. Because they are loaded with so many antioxidants, beneficial compounds and other nutrients, you should make an effort to eat superfoods on a regular basis. And because of those same reasons, superfoods can help you in your skin care regimen.
Here are three superfoods you should target if you want to help your skin:
Broccoli is considered a powerful detox agent for the human body because it has a high oxygen radical absorbency capacity, according to the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Foods with a high ORAC can help slow down the aging process by keeping skin bright, youthful and wrinkle-free. Additionally, the increased antioxidant levels in your body will help you fight stress, UV rays and the effects of pollution on your skin.
It is well known that avocados contain high levels of healthy, omega-e fatty acids. These fats are essential for healthy skin, hair and nails and can even help prevent dry skin and wrinkles, according to Temple University. Not only can you reap the benefits of the avocado by eating it, but you can also use it as a facial mask. Just mix mashed avocado with a little olive oil and apply it directly onto your skin!
3. Flax seed
Although flax seed may be small, it is packed full of properties that are beneficial to your skin. As its name suggests, the flax seed comes from the flax plant and as such contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in addition to omega-6 fatty acids. Both are healthy fats that are incredibly beneficial for skin. It is believed that flax seed has anti-inflammation properties that can help reduce redness as well as other signs of irritation on the skin, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.