When it comes to achieving our dream complexion, most of us spend the bulk of our time testing new products and worrying about what goes on our skin topically. From the latest serums hitting the marketplace in droves to at-home DIY masks, addressing skincare concerns is often an outside job. In honor of National Nutrition Month, here’s a detailed look into tasty ingredients that help promote a radiant-looking complexion from the inside, ultimately supplementing your powerhouse skincare regimen.
Conversations about diet often surround its impact on our bodies’ functionality or overall physique, but what we consume will undoubtedly show up on our face. Understanding which foods on your plate are hurting or helping your skin is an easy and effective step towards addressing skin concerns, like pesky blemishes, visible signs of aging and uneven tone or texture. We rounded up the top foods recommended for preventing breakouts, inflammation, and dull skin both topically and internally when ingested.
Blueberries: When it comes to antioxidants, the more the merrier. Blueberries, which are known for their disease-fighting capabilities, are a natural superfood which help promote a youthful-looking glow. Small in size, this all-star ingredient can be easily added to your favorite cereal, oatmeal or yogurt for a boost of antioxidant protection.
Bell Peppers: Bell peppers, which can be easily integrated into various dishes, not only contain antioxidants, but a generous amount of vitamins C and E for anti-aging benefits. Effectively fight the visible signs of aging by incorporating bell peppers into your diet, particularly red bell peppers which are rich in dietary fiber and vitamin B6.
Dark Chocolate: This not-so-guilty pleasure is packed with 70%+ cocoa and is loaded with skin-enriching vitamins, like A, B1, C, D and E, which is effective in keeping skin visibly plump and youthful-looking. Additionally, this sweet treat comes with a considerable amount of iron and calcium to promote a radiant-looking complexion.
While following a clean, balanced diet should be your first line of defense for creating a healthier-looking complexion, many foods double as great topical skincare treatments to target primary concerns, like dryness, dullness, blemishes and more. These LYS-approved ingredients are staples throughout the line, bolstering the effectiveness of each product so you can enjoy your favorite beauty formulas completely guilt-free.
Avocado Oil: Avocados have endless benefits beyond delicious brunch toast, including providing vital moisture for the skin when used in skincare. Found in the Triple Fix Serum Foundation, Avocado Oil helps visibly revitalize dry, dull skin for a firmer-looking complexion. Additionally, this moisture-retaining oil helps provide antioxidant benefits, making it the perfect formula booster for complexion products.
Chia Seeds: Though they may be tiny, chia seeds are a quintessential superfood packed with both micro- and macro-nutrients for the perfect internal and external skincare ingredient. The Speak Love Glossy Lip Treatment Oil is fortified by cold-pressed chia seed oil to help deeply hydrate and volumize the look of dry, cracked lips.
Fruit Extracts: Fruit is not only delicious in taste, but beneficial in visibly smoothing and evening the look of skin texture. The Secure Skin Gripping Serum Primer is packed with a powerhouse AHA-Fruit Blend including: Orange Fruit Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract, Bilberry Fruit Extract, Sugar Cane Extract and Sugar Maple Extract. Formulated alongside Niacinamide and Ginger Root Extract to visibly improve texture and tone, Secure Skin will become a staple for blemish-prone or combination to oily skin types.
Turmeric: While turmeric makes a perfect pairing for sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pumpkin and carrots, it provides powerful antioxidant benefits when used in skincare. Formulated in the Triple Fix Serum Foundation, turmeric helps provide antioxidant protection from morning to night, while giving skin buildable, skin-like coverage.
Green Tea: Green tea has been hailed for centuries for its endless health benefits when consumed, but green tea extract is an incredible skincare booster found in LYS Beauty. Included in the ultra-buildable No Limits Matte Bronzers, this extract provides antioxidant benefits that help soothe and replenish skin. Whether you’re trying to combat dry, dehydrated skin or struggle with controlling excess oil, green tea extract helps improve the skin’s overall look, feel and moisture levels.
For more information on the game-changing ingredients behind each LYS formula, visit our product pages to learn which formulas best fit your specific skin needs.