I don’t have a lot of rituals in my life, but on Sunday nights, you can almost always find me in the grocery store shopping up on food for the week, scheming up lunches that are easy to make and pack to-go (thank god for Sprouted Kitchen for constant healthy meal inspiration), and sometimes I find myself at a loss for how to prioritize the veggies that I see in the produce section. Everyone always talks about how beautiful skin starts on the inside, with what we eat, but it can be hard to know what exactly to eat to get said glowing skin. Well, here’s a quick little list; pop these in your shopping cart the next time you’re at the grocery store! Here are seven of the most healthful veggie choices, skin-wise!
(Also, don’t forget to see our list of the top 7 skin-beautifying fruits, too!)
- Sweet Potato
- High in beta-carotene
- Aids in skin cell repair
- Keeps skin soft and smooth
- Helps reduce swelling
- Flushes out toxins
- High water content hydrates skin from inside out
- Contains lycopene to help prevent UVA/UVB damage
- Rich in vitamin C to promote collagen renewal
- Stimulates healthy circulation to the skin
- Contains allicin, a natural antibacterial and antiviral agent
- Helps fight off acne-causing bacteria
- Loaded with antioxidants to ward off free radicals
- TIP! Garlic is at its most potent when raw. Crush a clove into salad dressing!
- Excellent source of vitamin E to make skin glow
- Rich in healthy fats
- Improves skin tone and texture
- TIP! Mashed avocado makes an excellent hydrating mask for dry skin.
- Loaded with vitamins A, B, C, E, and K
- Helps skin stay luminous
- Contains calcium & folate to help heal damaged skin
- Omega 3 fatty acids keep skin hydrated and healthy
- Rich in minerals that are essential to skin healing
- Helps the blood bring oxygen to the skin
- Brightens and adds glow
- Strengthens the dermal layer, promoting firmness
- P.S. – the beets we’ve photographed here are bright pink and white stripes – beautiful Chioggia beets. Aren’t they stunning?
Author: Tata Harper Team
The team at Tata Harper Skincare is passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.