5 Foods for Glowing Skin

Five Skin-Loving Foods to Add to your Beauty Regimen

We all want to know how to get glowing skin like that dewy, sun-kissed J LO glow that she is so well known for. But to achieve that level of sun-kissed perfection, it’s not just about finding the top skincare products, but what you put under your skin is just as essential.

With Summer winding down, we chatted with the Alastin team about how to get glowing skin by way of the kitchen.

We have selected five good-for-you foods and drinks that we suggest you try during these last few weeks of summer and tell you why your skin will thank you.

sliced lemon in water

Lemon Water for More Glowing Skin

Before you press start on your Nespresso machine, down a tall glass of water with multiple slices of lemon - yep, EVERY MORNING - your skin (and liver!) will thank you.

Lemon is loaded with collagen-boosting vitamin C, promotes hydration, and even makes your breath a little fresher for those early morning kitchen chats.

Not to mention, lemon also offers your liver a nice little cleanse-like boost making these little yellow beauties beneficial for more than just a fresh taste!

Papaya cut open

Eat Papaya for Better Skin

This tropical fruit packs a flavorful punch with healthy skin benefits. Papaya has been used to relieve inflammation (a common source of several skin conditions) and also helps fight blemishes.

Besides topical benefits, a single cup of fresh, ripe papaya contains 144% of your daily value needs of collagen-strengthening vitamin C.

pomegranate seeds on white background

How Pomegranates Can Help Improve Your Skin

Pomegranate oil is a very dynamic food! The list of its skin benefits is lengthy, so take note:

  • It penetrates hydration to every skin layer
  • Protects the outer layer of skin from sun and environmental damage
  • Boosts new cell production
  • Softens skin
  • Known to increase skin’s natural ability to increase production of collagen and elastin

These power-packed poms are a must-have in your glowing skin diet.

jarred fermented sauerkraut and kimchi

Try Fermented Foods For Overall Wellness

You will always be asking for extra pickles after reading this! Fermented foods are rich in nutrients and since the fermentation process assists in pre-digestion logistics when consuming foods like sauerkraut and kimchi, your skin benefits by absorbing the nutrients faster and easier.

chia seeds and overnight oats

Eat Chia Seeds for Better Skin

The oil in chia seeds has incredible beauty benefits! Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, this tiny seed has calming and antioxidant-rich properties that will perk up those pores. Throw a few tablespoons in your morning smoothing, and you’re on your way to happier skin.

So what are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen, or this weekend’s farmer’s market to stock up on these skin-boosting healthy foods, and we’ll be keeping an eye out for your glowing selfies on our Insta, tag us with #alastinskincare.

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Article Reviewed by Wendy Johnson
Wendy Johnson

Vice President, Marketing

Wendy Johnson brings to Alastin Skincare over 22 years of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and aesthetics industry experience in various sales, training, marketing and thought leader development roles.

After spending 10 years in gastroenterology at Tap Pharmaceuticals and Prometheus Laboratories, with sales and marketing oversight for in-line and pre-launch products, Mrs. Johnson transitioned to an aesthetic career at SkinMedica in 2004. While there, she was responsible for marketing one of the top 2 branded prescription hydroquinones, launching a leading branded low potency steroid, and oversight of the acne franchise line extensions.

In 2010, Wendy joined Merz North America where she developed and managed the Physician Relations department in support of injectable, topical and device business units under Medical Affairs, before transitioning into managing a Regional Aesthetics Marketing team.

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