Avocados are filled with antioxidants and regenerative nutrients like vitamin C and vitamin E, which help protect the skin from damaging free radicals.
Vitamin C supports elastin and collagen production, while vitamin E works to soften and repair damaged skin.
In addition to eating avocados try the following avocado mask.
Mix equal parts mashed avocado and honey. Apply a thin layer to face. Leave on 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. If needed, honey can be lightly heated to help spread more evenly.
The next superfood for beautiful skin are carrots. Carrots contain Vitamin A, a relative of anti-aging retinol which encourages production of new skin cells. Vitamin A helps slow down your skin’s aging process by decreasing collagen breakdown, resulting in less fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A also strengthens your skin by promoting firmness, elasticity and youthful tone.
The same beta carotene that gives carrots their orange color can also brighten your skin and make it glow.
Skin products containing carrot seed oil is a great ingredient for reaping the benefits of carrots in your beauty routine.
My favorite skin oil which contains carrot seed oil is, Anti-Aging oil by Anne Marie.
The third excellent superfood source for your skin is the leafy green vegetable, kale. Kale is loaded with antioxidants, and is s strong source of fiber, calcium and iron. Kale is a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that absorb and neutralize the free radicals created by UV light.
This dark leafy green also helps to tighten pores, reduce dark under-eye circles, promotes collagen production, increase cell turnover, prevents free radical damage and detoxifies the skin.
Try kale as a side dish. I love kale sauteed with garlic in olive oil. Delicious!