8 Foods to Eat for Better Skin Throughout the Academic Year

By: Abdelrahman Fawzy

With busy schedules, it can be hard to follow an extensive skin care routine. Luckily there’s another way to get flawless skin, and that’s by choosing what foods to eat every day.

Below is a guide to help you on your way to achieving radiant skin just in time for the school year.

Breakfast

Eggs: High in protein and little fat — what better way to start the day? Fatty foods are something you want to avoid because they can cause aging skin. Eggs also contain vitamin A which helps reduce dry skin, wrinkles, and brown spots.

Almond milk: Skip the cup of dairy and start drinking almond milk. Research shows that dairy can aggravate acne, rashes, and wrinkles. Almond milk is a great alternative for your skin.

Oatmeal: To achieve healthy skin, you want to stay away from refined, sugary carbs because they produce more oil that can get trapped underneath your pores , causing pimples to form. For a low-sugar oatmeal, add fruits or natural sweeteners such as honey.

 

Lunch

Spinach: Containing Vitamin C, spinach helps with skin cell growth. Because of the high water content in spinach, this helps aid your skin into looking plump and fresh.

 

Strawberries: They’re sweet, delicious, and amazing for your skin. Just like the spinach, strawberries contain Vitamin C, which is known for fighting radicals that damage your skin cells and collagen, which can lead to wrinkles. Add strawberries to a spinach salad to give your skin a double whammy of Vitamin C.

Dinner

 

Wild Salmon: This superfood does wonders to your skin. Wild salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that help keep your skin moisturized. Keeping your skin moisturized is one of the most important things you can do for your skin.

Sweet Potatoes: You should eat sweet potatoes more often than just at Thanksgiving dinner if you want younger-looking skin. This vegetable carries an antioxidant called beta-carotene , which helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Olive Oil: I don’t know what my life was like before olive oil. I use it with everything. It is even healthy enough to eat it on its own. Research has found that the more olive oil you eat , the younger your skin can look. I suggest everyone swap out their vegetable and canola oils for olive oil.

 

Sidenote: Almond Milk is currently available as a dairy milk alternative in many coffee shops + you can buy local affordable Almond Milk from Lychee or Glow.

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