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Eating Your Way to Healthier Skin

Do you want truly fabulous skin? Skin that is vibrant, glowing, and healthy? The answer may be partly in the aisles of your grocery store. “Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look,” says Samantha Heller, clinical nutritionist at NYU Medical Center in New York City. For truly healthy skin you’ve got to feed your body the right things, and we’ve compiled a brief list of foods you can eat that will nourish your skin from the inside-out: healthy skinStrawberries Strawberries have more anti-aging vitamin C per serving than oranges or grapefruit. Vitamin C fights free radicals that damage cells and break down collagen, leading to fine lines. For smoother, better-hydrated skin, apply a natural berry mask once or twice a week, and eat vitamin C–rich foods daily. Sunflower Seeds Sunflower seeds are loaded with vitamin E, which will protect your skin’s top layers from the sun and keep your skin supple. This vitamin also promotes healthy circulation by helping you make red blood cells. Sunflower seeds also produce copper, which your body uses to make melanin, a pigment protein that helps give your skin and hair their color. Melanin molecules also absorb ultraviolet radiation from the sun, protecting you from tissue damage as a result of sun exposure. Spinach This dark, leafy green has beta-carotene, a super-charged antioxidant that helps repair skin cells and slows down skin cancer cells. It helps give skin a youthful glow while preventing aging. It also is full of lutein, potassium, fiber and folate, which also help with DNA repair that restores skin cells damaged by the sun and helps keep them cancer-free. Dark Chocolate Yes, chocolate! Flavonols, the antioxidants in dark chocolate, can do quite a bit for your skin. It can reduce roughness in the skin, improve blood flow, increase skin density and hydration, and protect against sun damage. For maximum flavonol content, eat chocolate that’s at least 70 percent cacao. A couple of squares a day should be enough to improve luminosity. Fortunately, eating your way to healthy skin doesn’t mean you have to cut out the good stuff . Instead, simply adding a few of these foods to your diet can prove radiant results in just a few weeks. Want to speed up the process to beautiful, smooth skin? Turn to L.A. Bikini, where we offer a number of products and services developed to help you look your absolute best. Learn more about our Savvy Girl Membership and book your next appointment today!

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