The skin care industry may be handing out expensive cream samples to prevent wrinkle lines, reduce acne, lighten dark spots and moisture fine lines, but the best way to take care of your skin starts from the inside out. The kinds of food you purchase from the produce section of your local grocery store may help beautify your skin. “Certain foods have powerhouse ingredients that keep skin supple and smooth and help fight age-related damage,” says dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, MD.
Here are 5 wallet-friendly, skin-saving foods full of antioxidants and nutrients that may help stave off acne and future wrinkle lines.
Reported by Fitness Magazine, the protein consumed from dairy will help skin become more resistant to lines, which reduces wrinkles. Opt for greek yogurt and stay away from the sugary ones. The protein content in greek yogurt doubles that of regular yogurt. Pair plain greek yogurt with a tablespoon of honey for a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack. Eat a single serving daily for a smoother complexion.
Bring on the edamame during happy hour! Testosterone is the number one hormone responsible for acne breakouts. Consuming soy products (or applying soy products to face) will help produce more estrogen in the body to reduce skin discoloration, wrinkles, and maintain skin elasticity. New York Dermatologist, MD, David Banks told Fitness Magazine, “Soy contains minerals and proteins that have been shown to reduce hyper-pigmentation. One cup a day should yield results.” Soy beans also contain vitamin E which can help renew dead skin cells and regenerate new ones. Soy milk, tofu, and edamame are all great soy options!