Celebs catch a lot of slack for being photo shopped to look thinner in the thighs, to contour waistlines, or enhance décolletage, but too much photo shop can easily give way to detect what is meant to disguise. If a face, or any other area, is doctored too much, it comes across brassy and completely unbelievable.
But when celebs like “Motivation” singer Kelly Rowland, who can be seen on La La’s Full Court, R&B singer Ciara and least we forget actress Nia Long are hitting the pavement (beyond technological enhancements) their skin is smooth like butter! It takes more than dermatological visits to ensure healthy skin, certain daily intake of foods must be accounted for to render such results.
Nothing reinforces confidence like being able to walk out with only sunscreen and lip balm sans a painted face and still remain cute. Besides even the best makeup artist need a great foundation to work with. Just because celebs are privy to better doctors doesn’t mean they have a moratorium on healthy, smooth skin. You can do your part by simply eating better, less processed foods. Certainly, having money like a former Destiny’s Child member wouldn’t hurt, but lowering your intake or edging certain foods out of your diet now, and replacing with better options can prevent costly dermatological measures later. And the best benefit? Gorgeous, smooth, and envy-worthy skin…well, besides being healthier.
Here are some foods to stock up on to get your Kelly, Nia Long or Ciara-like skin (and healthy hair—skin and hair are made up of the same properties):
Dark Green Vegetables:
Why It’s Best: Excellent source of vitamins A & C which helps to produce sebum—that oily substance on your skin and scalp which as a natural conditioner.
Foods To Try: Spinach, Swiss Chord, Broccoli
Why It’s Best: From selenium to zinc, nuts are a fast way to put important minerals into our diets which are essential to maintain healthy hair that doesn’t shed and even glowing skin.
Types To Try: Pistachio, pumpkin, almonds, walnuts, pecans.
Beta Carotene Rich Foods:
Why It’s Best: The color is the main culprit here—the beta-carotene, an excellent antioxidant! This orange color is the ultimate in skin disorders.
What To Try: Carrots (peeled ones are easier to stomach), sweet potatoes, squash and even watermelon.
Omega-3 Fatty Foods:
Why It’s Best: Omega-3 fatty foods helps with skin’s elasticity and another way to turn up the inner glow a notch or two.
What To Try: Salmon, Cauliflower, Sardines, Cabbage, Oysters.
Antioxidant Rich Foods:
Why It’s Best: Known for fighting free radicals and repairing damage tissues—naturally!
What To Try: Green tea, blackberries, blueberries, plums, strawberries.
Eat up! What are you adding to your healthy skin regiment from the grocery aisle?
Last edited by And Now I Wonder 4/26/2012 at 5:09 AM.