Sunscreen will go a long way in protecting your skin from the sun. But what about what you put in your body? These superfoods contain vitamins and minerals that promote healthy skin while helping you feel your best during the hot summer months.
The right kind of fat will help your skin glow and feel hydrated. Avocados are bursting with healthy fat acids. They’re not only tasty as guacamole, but perfect for a face mask. For a refreshed look, mash together ½ an avocado with 1 tbsp of raw honey and a dash of hot water. Smooth the mixture over your face and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing.
Stone fruits like cherries are an invaluable source of Vitamin C and Potassium. These nutrients are vital to maintaining healthy hydrated skin and giving you that balmy summer glow.
The right green juice is packed with minerals, chlorophyll, antioxidants, and vitamins. When juiced, the vitamins from fruits and vegetables are allowed to absorb more quickly into the bloodstream and cells. If juicing isn’t your thing, just add a handful of spinach or other assorted greens to a smoothie.
Staying hydrated is the number one rule for maintaining glowing skin this summer. Cucumbers are the perfect remedy to cool the body and keep it hydrated.
Do you want to shield your skin against lines, dryness, and dark spots? Tomatoes are an excellent source of antioxidant lycopene, which aids in protecting your skin from environmental pollutants and sun damage.
Summer squash provides high doses of manganese, an important mineral that helps protect against sun damage. It also facilitates the production of collagen while enhancing skin elasticity.
When connective tissue is damaged, wrinkles often result. Coconut oil acts as a hydrator and rebuilder of connective tissues. It is wonderfully versatile and can be used to cook up your favorite vegetable stir fry, or rubbed on the skin to hinder wrinkle formation.
For more information on how to help your skin look great this summer, contact Dr. Samuel Lin with Boston Plastic Surgery. Schedule a consultation to discuss the options we have available to achieve your ideal look. Call us today at 617.632.7827 and let us help you reach your goals.