(PIX11)-- If you’re looking to eliminate breakouts, prevent wrinkles and get a radiant glow, the right foods can make all the difference. From avocados and berries to leafy greens and coconut, Fitness reveals which superfoods to stock up on for healthy skin
- Avocados are great to add to your diet because they are packed with omega fatty acids.
- They not only hydrate and soothe your skin, but they also keep skin looking supple and radiant, and reduce inflammation, redness and even acne.
- You can whip up a super simple mega-moisturizing mask by combining half an avocado with a drop of honey in a bowl and mixing until it’s a smooth, creamy consistency. Just apply it like you would any other mask and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing off.
- We also love Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado Oil ($29, kiehls.com ) to gently moisturize the sensitive skin around your eyes.
- Face oils have been popping up more and more, and coconut oil is the ultimate all-natural moisturizer, even for people with sensitive skin.
- It actually helps strengthen skin so that it retains more moisture.
- The oil is also packed with vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects skin from the free radicals that cause aging.
- You can go ahead and slather coconut oil on your skin like a regular moisturizer, but make sure that it’s the organic, extra-version kind, which isn’t refined or processed.
- Try adding a tablespoon to your morning smoothie—that’s all you need to get the beauty benefits from those healthy fats.
- Dr. Dennis Gross’s Skincare Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster ($38, Sephora.com), is a great serum that uses coconut oil to give you professional strength hydration.
- We also love this eye cream from Tata Harper ($90, tataharperskincare.com ), which helps keep under-eye wrinkles away!
3. Red Grapes
- Red grapes are a good addition because they contain resveratrol, another antioxidant that helps slow down aging, reduces inflammation and encourages cell renewal, which makes it perfect for preventing wrinkles and shielding the skin from sun damage.
- Of course, wine is the best source, but peanuts, dark chocolate and plain red grapes also contain resveratrol.
- You can also take a daily supplement to get your dose, or find it in products like SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E Overnight Serum ($145, skinceuticals.com ), and Chanel Le Lift Firming Anti-Wrinkle Serum ($175, chanel.com ).
- For a surprising way to get rid of the tiny red veins that pop up on your legs and around your nose, reach for berries.
- Blueberries, mulberries and cranberries help heal and prevent broken capillaries, and their vitamin A and C content make them antioxidant powerhouses that work to turn back the clock.
- Aim for half a cup of berries a day, which you can eat as a snack or dessert.
- Find them in Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Deep Wrinkle Night Cream ($16, Target) and Perricone MD Blue Plasma ($95, Sephora.com), a non-irritating daily peel that helps eliminate dead skin cells and unclog pores.
5. Green Leafy Vegetables
- Green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, kale, chard and collard greens are packed with lutein, a vitamin that increases skin hydration and elasticity.
- Their antioxidant content also means that when you eat that kale salad or sip a green smoothie, you’re preventing fine lines, promoting a glowing and radiant complexion, evening out skin tone, shrinking pores and reducing puffiness around your eyes.
- In addition to eating your veggies, Murad Complete Reform Firming Treatment ($69.00, murad.com ) is a good topical choice.