6 Foods for Glowing Skin

As summer is quickly approaching we are all looking for a skin regimen to give us that sun kissed, dewy glow.  Strolling down the isles of Ulta it appears there must be a lot of us.  There are a million products to slather on your body to give the impression of healthy glowing skin.  I’ll be the first to admit to dabbing “miracle creams” on my face, done embarrassing face exercises, buffed and massaged all in the name of younger, firmer, clearer skin.  But is there a way to have that glow without all the products?

Now whether we like it or not, much of our skin’s appearance comes from genetics (thanks mom and dad).  We all want that beautiful olive complexion, but the reality is you get what you get.  Take a close look at your parents, you may see your future self.  

But, there is hope for us all.  Many aspects of healthy skin come from the inside out. What we put into our bodies can help what we see in the mirror.  Whether you are troubled by aging skin that has lost elasticity, dry skin that appears dull, or fine lines and wrinkles, there are a few foods that help support the integrity of your cells to keep them as healthy as possible.  So, let’s talk about foods that help you get that coveted glow. 


Often known for their skin-lightening properties due to fact they are packed with kojic acid. Besides this benefit, they are also high in phenolic acid, a powerful antioxidant.  Helping to reduce irritation and inflammation in the skin; therefore, improving the look of wrinkles. 


They are one of the best sources of vitamin E.  Vitamin E is a great antioxidant, keeping harmful free radicals from doing damage inside your body.  It also helps in healing injured cells and protects against damaged caused by the suns rays.  


These delicious little berries contain high amounts of a plant compound known as anthocyanin.  This compound works as an antioxidant that help fight cell-damaging free radicals.  It’s what gives them their beautiful blue appearance.  They also help strengthen collagen fibers, that give your skin that firm texture.  


The active antioxidant curcumin in turmeric is one of the most effective anti-inflammatories for your skin. It’s free-radical fighting power helps to lighten dark pigmentation or scaring causes by sun damage, hormone imbalance or aging. 


This fruit is packed with monounsaturated fatty acids, helping to hydrate and protect your skin from UV light, lowering your risk of premature aging.  Now who is going to say no to eating guacamole? 


This melon is packed with Vitamin A. Vitamin A works as a topical retinoid, helping to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. Now if you don’t like cantaloupe, reach for any orange fruit or veggie, mango, pumpkin or a sweet potato.


There are many factors when looking to achieve healthy glowing skin.  Wearing sunscreen, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, reducing stress and yes what you eat does count. My favorite way to incorporate many of these foods into my daily regimen is through smoothies.  I love the brand YourSuper to get quality food supplements with simple organic ingredients.  

My favorite smoothie and latte recipes:

Chocolate Banana

Blueberry Pie

Golden Milk Latte

  • 1 tsp Golden Mellow Mix
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or sweetener of your choice (optional)

If you want to read more about skin care products to improve the glow of your skin, check out this article Ingredients for your Best Skin Ever.

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