Ladies, want poppin’ skin? The trick isn’t just good skin care, it’s also about what you put in your body. Yep, it’s all about what you eat! So if you’re fighting a bad break out, or simply have irritated skin all together, then this food list may save your life.

Keep scrolling because here are 4 not only nutritious, but delicious items that will give your skin the glow up!

Apples

 

Apples are awesome because they contain copper and Vitamin C which keeps the skin firm and glowing. Copper helps the skin to create melanin. No, melanin isn’t just the new hashtag that all the pretty brown girls are throwing around … our body has and needs it! Melanin is dark pigment that colors your skin which protects you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. So consider apples your extra does of black girl magic!

Sweet Potato

Sweet potato is high on the best beauty foods list because it contains amazing benefits including Omega 3, fatty acids magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc and vitamins A, B, C, K and E. It can be used to treat oily skin by boiling them, cooling, mashing, and then mixing with honey. Also, the water can be used as a toner to fight acne causing bacteria or sliced and placed on the eyes to battle dark eye circles and puffiness.

Spinach

Spinach is a wonderful antioxidant filled with Vitamin B,  iron, folate, chlorophyll, Vitamin E, magnesium, Vitamin A, fiber, plant protein, and Vitamin C. This plant is perfect for reducing wrinkles and flushing out toxins in the skin. Are you looking for a new treatment mask that can remove dirt and hide impurities? Simply blend spinach with water and massage into the skin for 1-2 minutes. Rinse with warm water and you will be left with a refreshed, hydrated looking canvas.

Lemon

Consuming lemon can keep blackheads, acne, and even scars at bay because it is packed with vitamin c which is needed to for the synthesis of collagen. Known as “nature’s bleach,” it can safely whiten, lighten, and promote and even tone. It can also provide deep skin cleansing by breaking down any grime that could be clogging your pores. To reap the benefits that lemon has to offer, simply drink a warm glass of honey and lemon water in the morning or you can add a dash of lemon juice to your salad.

Of course there are tons of other foods out there for all of your beauty needs, but there are the main foods we encourage everyone to implement into their everyday diet. So ladies, when you’re staring in the mirror, picking at that bad breakout, remember you could be fighting against it internally by what you eat!

Have any other beauty foods you’d like to share with us? Comment below!

Written By: Nicole Jenkins

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