Monday, October 8, 2012

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.




Your skin renews itself approximately every 20 days, so what you put on the inside shows on the outside.  The following foods have powerful properties to produce a pretty epidermis!  Sweet Potatoes, or anything high in vitamin C, stimulate collagen and reduce wrinkles.  Foods high in iron will prevent pale, pasty skin, so you may want to snack on sunflower seeds and dried apricots.  Flaxseed reduces wrinkles.  Carrots have carotenoids, or pigments, that give your skin a rosy glow.  Other foods with carotenoids are spinach, papaya, mangos, apricots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli, and pumpkins.  And this might be the most exciting; dark chocolate contains flavonoids which protect against sun damage and reduce skin roughness, providing smoother skin texture!

So snack your way to smoother skin!  :D