Radiant Skin from the Inside Out

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Hello darlings!

I am a huge advocate of "we are what we eat" and the scientific evidence behind it is overwhelming to say the least. Among other benefits there is an established connection between good nutrition and glowing, radiant, and absolutely beautiful skin. While lots of people (and companies) focus on topical treatments, there are also lots of things that you can do internally that will in turn do your skin a lot of good! Here are the top three go-to super food categories that result in absolutely enviable skin:



Omega-3 rich foods

Consuming foods that are rich in omega-3s, an essential fatty acid (EFA), is like hitting the jackpot when it comes to your skin. Fish, flax seeds, and walnuts are just some of the examples of foods you can incorporate into your daily diet to reap the benefits. Omega-3s keep your skin moisturized, hydrated and help repair wrinkles, and cannot be produced in our bodies, making it essential to get them through diet.

Antioxidant rich foods

To fight off blemishes, pimples and other skin issues, load up on some antioxidant rich foods that will eliminate toxins in your body and keep your skin looking fresh and youthful! The vitamins and minerals available in these foods work wonders, and you can easily incorporate them in your diet. Think berries, fruits, and vegetables, and eat them raw whenever possible to get in as many vitamins as possible.

Selenium-packed nuts and seeds

Selenium, a trace mineral, is an often overlooked nutrient when it comes to the health of our skin. With summer now in full-effect, you definitely want to incorporate this mineral in your daily diet since it helps repair sun damage and minimizes age spots. The best source of selenium is from Brazil nuts and sunflower seeds. 

Bonus: Stay hydrated

While water is not a food, it is still essential in maintaining healthy skin from the inside out. It is important to remain hydrated for a variety of reasons connected to overall well-being, and signs and symptoms of dehydration often include dry skin, premature wrinkling, and blemishes. Add in some preventative care here and make sure to stay properly hydrated - especially during the warmer months or if you are physically active! However, you don't really need to drink 8 glasses of water to remain hydrated. There is no hard evidence to support such a claim, it's just a popular myth that prevailed since the "8 by 8" was easy to remember.

So whether you are looking to prevent blemishes, diminish the look of wrinkles, minimize sun damage or simply keep your skin looking as vibrant and radiant as it can be, consider incorporating some of the above-mentioned foods into your daily diet. Your skin will look and feel amazing!

Do you have any advice on skin care from the inside? Do share please!


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31 comments

  1. Yesss everything you said is true but number 3 has an INSTANT overnight effect from what I've tested myself. However, even if I was hydrated and ate healthy, a few years ago I found a new allergy to eggs on something I was eating everyday and that was having an effect on my skin. So my point is, if these don't work, people should try to watch their diet a bit :) xx

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  2. Isn't it amazing how much the things we eat effect our skin? For me, if I eat clean 80-85% of the time, drink enough water throughout the day, and get enough sleep .. the woman who does my facials is happy! Great tips and food for thought! x

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  3. Such great information in here! I definitely do not live following the mantra that "we are what we eat," but I really should be...and you pointed that out for me! Such great tips! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. Eating the right foods is indeed very good for your body! When I eat sugary food, I mostly break out in pimples. Our diet really affects our health, energy and complexion :/

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  5. I knew water is essential for staying healthy, but I didn't realize it had such a big impact on my skin! Interesting!

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  6. I agree that what we put into our bodies makes the biggest difference in our overall appearance and health. So many people want a "quick fix", or to cover up their bad eating habits, but it really boils down to eating well and being patient as your body detoxes from the crap you used to eat. These are some great ideas on where to start with healthy eating.

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  7. I completely agree with you here! I am so careful about what I put in my body, with the exception of allowing myself a few treats here and there. I think following a clean and healthy diet really does help you have beautiful, radiant skin.

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  8. love your post! Been dealing with skin problem for the first time this year and I really put extra care looking at what I eat to make sure I am giving all the chances for my skin to heal!

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  9. We are what we eat, so we definitely need to be paying closer attention, and planning better, the meals that we eat.

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  10. I will keep this in mind. I always want radiant skin--I do try to drink a lot of water!

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  11. So many of us give little thought to what we eat in relation to skin care. This post really has some great points in that regard. All of us need to think more about preventative tips like this than focusing more on creams, lotions etc after the fact.

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  12. Healthy skin is so important. I love when my skin looks hydrated and fresh.

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  13. I hardly ever think about how my skin reacts to what I eat. It's definitely something to keep in mind.

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  14. These tips are so important! Once I learned to be more careful with what I was eating, I noticed my skin started to improve.

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  15. I never thought that the food that you eat have such an impact on your skin. Sure I hear that people say, "you are what you eat." a lot, but the concept did not sink in. Now that you put it in terms of nutrition, it makes a lot of sense.

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  16. I definitely notice a difference in my skin depending on what I have eaten. If I eat greasy foods my skin feels oily and spotty whereas when I eat well it has a natural glow. I always drink loads anyway, I always have so that helps too.

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  17. I am seriously bad about this sometimes-- so this is such a great reminder. I would rather eat my sugar and forgo some of the healthy stuff sometimes. So I appreciate the reminder. But can I have another smore first? LOL
    ~ Via Bella
    http://viabella-thebeautifullife.blogspot.com/

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  18. It's really important that we eat healthy, it does wonders for our skin! I think these are all a must have in your diet if you want to take better care of your skin.

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  19. My skin is really suffering at the moment so I like the sound of eating more foods that are high in omega three and that are high in antioxidants. Time to stock up on some more berries x

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  20. Sounds great. Thanks for the information. My skin is at its worst right now so I will try some of your tips.

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  21. This is something I need to be more conscious of. It just makes sense that a diet with more water would produce healthier skin.

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  22. Proper diet and exercise is all we need to live longer. And of course, faith in our Creator.

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  23. Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your body. I feel so much better when I know I'm drinking enough water everyday.

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  24. Healthy skin is so important! I'm really good about staying hydrated but I could definitely take a lesson from you and put some effort into what I eat. I kind of live on bagels and cheezits haha

    Michelle | She's Not So Basic

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  25. I need to start eating more berries and fruits for the antioxidant factor. And thank you for adding the hydration category at the end. That is something we should never forget!

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  26. My skin absolutely takes a turn for the worse when I don't drink enough water - you're spot on with your advice!

    Caitlin • Blonde Seeking Ambition

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  27. Incorporating nuts and foods that grows from the earth really helps the skin! Yesss

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  28. I personally make sure that I drink lots of water. My trick is thag I always have an eco bottle with me whereever I go. :)

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  29. I always try to avoid the sun, especially my face. If I know I'm going to be out an extended amount of time I make sure to take a good sunblock. Also staying hydrated!

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  30. thank you for such wonderful and helpful tips on how to maintain a radiant skin inside out... I should start making these as my daily regimen as I do have some issues with my skin.. it's always dry and over the counter moisturizers are not really that effective to me! I will keep this in mind

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  31. Beautiful and healthy skin without cosmetics is always on demand. Great tips and now I will follow daily regime to correct my skin.

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