If you have bad skin, it can really affect your confidence and make you feel like you need to do something about it. There are unlimited beauty products and brands out there that promise clear skin through a skincare routine, but in reality no matter what beauty products you use, achieving radiant, glowing skin really is down to diet and lifestyle. We take a look at the best food fixes for bad skin and what you should eat in order to improve your appearance naturally.
Matcha Green Tea
Drinking 10 cups of green tea a day definitely isn't realistic for everyone. It can have a bitter taste and will leave you running to the restroom every 5 minutes. However, a scoop of matcha green tea powder has all the same health benefits in one convenient shot, plus you're getting the whole leaf and all its added benefits. I add it to my daily homemade protein smoothie for a quick energy boost and vitamin top-up. Matcha green tea contains 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea and these are great for eliminating free radicals in the body. Why's this great for your skin? It reduces the signs of ageing and will leave your skin looking radiant and glowing. It also contains high levels of selenium, which protects your skin cells from natural damage and also reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
If any food deserves the label 'superfood' it's spinach. Spinach is rich in indol-3-carbinol which stimulates enzymes in the liver to boost your body's natural detoxifying process. It is also proven to balance your hormones which can reduce bloating in the face as well as improving the appearance of acne.
Raspberries have anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce the appearance of swelling in tired, fatigued skin. They are rich in both Vitamin C and Vitamin E which can enhance the skin's appearance as well as reducing the effects of ageing.