While there are a lot of foods that can be beneficial for your skin, we've picked 5 of everyone's favorites. Here they are!
1. Dark Chocolate
We have to start the list with everyone's favorite treat! Yes, dark chocolate (not milk, unfortunately) contains cocoa flavanols, which are rich in antioxidants. Dark chocolate also provides better blood circulation, which results in that beautiful glow!
2. Black Coffee
Not only is coffee great for that morning boost, it's also extremely beneficial for your skin! You can use the grinds as a scrub for exfoliating which unclogs pores, buffs away dead skin cells, and encourages new cell growth. Coffee is packed with antioxidants, which targets damaging free radicals.
3. Red Wine
In a study published in the journal Dermatology and Therapy, researchers found a link between Resveratrol, the antioxidant in the grape used to make red wine, and the slowing of acne bacteria growth. When paired with benzoyl peroxide, the combo suspended bacterial growth for a sustained period of time. Cheers to the (recommended) one glass of wine per night!
4. Almond Milk
While almond milk doesn't have any significant skin benefits, its counterpart is a skin's worst nightmare. Dairy is highly inflammatory, which means it will aggravate acne, rashes, and wrinkles. Use almond milk in your cereal and coffee instead!
5. Grass-fed BeefGrass-fed beef is a very potent source of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, which are great for reducing inflammation. Grass-fed beef is also a great source for protein, which is the building block for muscle, collagen, and elastin tissue. This means that your skin will be more firm. resulting in less wrinkles.