Summer’s not over yet! We all want a healthy holiday glow, but there are so many conflicting opinions on how to actually get there.
You could try a skin-cleansing detox, but it’s not really a detox if you can’t pronounce half the stuff that’s in it. Fortunately, there are simple healthy eating solutions that will satisfy your body and your mind.
Here are five low-to-no effort foods which will help clear up your skin and leave you absolutely glowing.
This healthy fruit is en vogue these days and goes good with almost anything, from chicken to toast.
Aside from tasting incredible, avocados are a good source of antioxidants, which help clear up your skin and protect it against environmental damage.
They’re also a light, refreshing food that will give any salad or side that summertime vibe.
You’ve probably seen people getting the spa treatment with cucumbers on their eyes. That’s because cucumbers are a natural skin lightener and anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce dark circles under the eyes.
Eating them the old-fashioned way has its benefits, though. They’re almost 100% water, which helps keep the body hydrated and your skin moisturised. It’s no wonder that so many skin creams contain cucumbers.
Even if you haven’t tried it yourself yet, you’ve probably heard some of your friends or co-workers talking about kale, and for good reason.
The Vitamin C in kale helps to repair skin damage and protect against sunburn. Just a single cup of these leafy greens contain 90-100% of the daily recommended serving of Vitamin C.
Papaya is rich in the enzyme papain, which is used in many exfoliators.
If you’re interested in creating your own natural exfoliator, mix a tablespoon of honey with three to five tablespoons of blended papaya. Spread the mask on your face and wash it off with warm water after ten minutes.
Eating papaya also helps with digestive issues, helping you to feel fresh and look radiant.
- Pumpkin Seeds
We included this last one because we’re getting excited for autumn, so feel free to get a head start and tuck in now.
A single handful of pumpkin seeds is loaded with zinc, which is important for creating and repairing skin cells.
Pumpkin seeds also contain tryptophan, which helps you sleep. Getting a good night’s rest is key to looking and feeling your best.
The best way to achieve and sustain a healthy glow is to find your own balance between happy and healthy, eating foods that make you feel as good as they taste.
If you’d like more guidance on finding this balance, check out some of our best tips for healthy eating.