Get the Glow: 10 Recipes for Healthy SkinBy Katherine Foreman on February 23, 2016
Winter weather can wreak havoc on once-glowing complexions, but that doesn’t mean cold weather woes can’t be reversed for good! From collagen-boosting fatty acids to the supple glow promoted by antioxidant properties, some ingredients are NOT to be missed. Incorporate some of these fresh, (and oh, so delicious) recipes into your weekly diet and start regaining your signature glow in no time at all.
Whole30 Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa Recipe
Grilled salmon is top source of collagen-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, and avocado is a tiny mecca of omega-9 fats and vitamin E. This powerhouse combo packs a heck of an anti-inflammatory punch.
The Cookie Rookie
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon
Take early precaution against impending wrinkles by adding a healthy dose of vitamin C-rich sweet potatoes into your diet. Pair them with the antioxidant-filled, antibacterial, moisturizing properties of honey, and you'll save a hefty buck on skin creams.
It's no secret that carrots are the ultimate superfood for eyes, but these little beauties are equally efficient at clearing breakouts! Sit back, enjoy, and let the vitamin A work its magic. (If you're feeling adventurous, throw in some antioxidant-rich spices to amp up the skin care game even further.)
When it comes to keeping skin extra supple, a round-up of your favorite citrus fruits pack the ultimate punch—and use almond milk with the recipe to promote vitamin E distribution.
Sally's Baking Addiction
Throw up the celebratory hands, because dark chocolate is one of the best sources of antioxidants for the skin you can give yourself—with way less sugar than all its creamier counterparts.
The View From Great Island
This dip recipe is packed with skin-enhancing properties, from a range of spices, to avocado, to pH-balancing, radiance-promoting yogurt. Best served with kale chips!
Two Peas and Their Pod
There's a reason Popeye went straight to the green stuff—spinach is filled to the brim with omega-3 fatty acids, perfect for skin gurus determined to avoid fish. Paired with whole grains and sautéed in coconut oil, your skin will thank you in radiance.
Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad
Tomatoes are filled with lycopene, an antioxidant that helps to reverse sun damage, while also brimming with vitamins A and C for good measure.
Green Valley Kitchen
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds
If you thought all dessert meant hell to pay for your skin, you couldn't be more wrong. Combined with the antioxidant powers of dark chocolate, a handful of almonds can help majorly protect the skin against UV damage through vitamin E production.
Sally's Baking Addiction
You know you've got a good skin recipe going when you see avocado work its way in, but it's the tuna that really makes a difference in terms of your skin's elastin. It contains selenium, a nutrient that develops the skin-tightening protein.
The Stay at Home Chef