If your skin is looking dry or your hair has an oily sheen, it’s tempting to hunt out some products to solve the problem. While the right skin and haircare is invaluable when making the most of your assets, don’t dismiss the importance of diet either. We all know munching on sugary treats can cause dental cavities, while a calorific diet will eventually see you piling on the pounds. But it’s important to take into account the effect other foodstuffs can have on your appearance. Want shiny hair or more balanced skin? Read on as we uncover the top beauty superfoods.
These are stuffed with potassium, magnesium, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin E, all of which will make your skin glow. They are also good for those who feel stressed out, so swap your morning toast for a bowl full of porridge.
They are full of antioxidants and good fats, making them the prime choice if you’re worried about wrinkles. Try chopping half an avocado and adding to your lunchtime salad or sandwich.
It may seem like a strange one, but don’t worry you won’t have to start munching on flower heads. Instead, search out some dandelion herbal tea as the leaves it contains are good at banishing toxins from your body.
They may be little, but these pack a skincare punch. Pumpkin seeds are a powerful antioxidant thanks to the high levels of zinc and vitamin E they contain. They help your body clean itself, so skin should have a more even tone, spots will reduce and skin will renew better.
These red fruits are high in Vitamin C and other antioxidants, meaning they stop free radicals – which can speed up the ageing process – having an effect on skin. Strawberries can also help reduce under eye circles and puffiness while the salicylic acid in them is an effective skin cleanser.
This acts as a natural antibiotic as the vitamin A and C it boasts are great for fighting spots. It’s easy to add into salads too.
The benefits of a diet high in oily fish have been extolled for years and top of the list should be wild salmon. It is dripping in omega 3 fatty acids which keep the skin supple and hydrated, while the selenium in it helps protect from sun exposure. If all that isn’t enough it also boasts vitamin D to help teeth and bones stay strong.
These should be your go-to if you’re worried about lank locks. The vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids in the nuts will improve the health of hair and make your skin and eyes look brighter.