Makeup Monday - 9 Best Foods for Your Skin

May 19, 2014

Welcome to Makeup Monday on Julie's Lifestyle.  Each Monday I will post about a certain type of makeup, nail polish, face or hair product etc.  It will be a fun place to come visit about anything to do with beauty.  

Week 19 - 9 Best Foods for Your Skin

Hey everyone, welcome to week 19 of my Makeup Monday Series.  Since doing this beauty series, I was curious to find out what are the best foods for our skin.  I found out that the same foods that are good for our health are also good for our skin.

1.  Tomatoes

Tomatoes are full of lycopene.  Lycopene helps eliminate skin aging free radicals caused by ultraviolet rays and protecting against sun damage.

2.  Mangoes, papaya, and apricots
If you have a washed out look, load up on fruit.  These fruits are full of pigments called carotenoids, which are stored in the layer of fat directly beneath the skin and can improve color. 

3.  Cocoa Powder
Flavonals, the antioxidants in dark chocolate can reduce roughness in skin and protect agains sun damage.  Just a few ounces a day is sufficient.

4.  Flaxseeds
They are packed with omega 3 fatty acids which erase spots and smooth fine lines.

5.  Sweet Potatoes
They are full of vitamin C, which smooths wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen.

6.  Mussels
If you are not getting enough iron, your skin will turn pale and pasty.  The solution is iron rich foods.

7.  Spinach
It may protect yourself against skin cancer.  The folate in spinach helps maintain and repair DNA, reducing the likelihood of cancer cell growth.

8.  Canned tuna
It's packed with selenium, a nutrient that preserves elastin, which keeps skin smooth and tight.

9.  Safflower Oil
If you have dry, flaky or itchy skin this cooking oil doubles as a moisturizer.

I found this article from US News Health and to see you can click HERE.  These are simple foods that we can add into our diet that will help our skin to look healthy with a glowing complexion.

A Big Thank You to Claire at Clairejustine oxox for featuring my Makeup Monday Avon Post at her Creative Mondays Blog Party.  Incase you missed my Avon Post you can click HERE.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by each week for this beauty series.  I hope you are enjoying this.  I will not be doing the Makeup Monday next week since it's Memorial Day.  See you all here on Monday June 2nd where I will share with you what I received from Mother's Day.  

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  1. Great article Julie! I'm going to copy these foods down and tape them next to my grocery list! Who wouldn't want all those benefits? On the flip side, we know sugar is aging to the skin. sigh. Have a lovely day, friend.

  2. What fabulous tips, Julie :) I need to write this down so I remember everything I have learned from you.

    Happy Monday, my friend!

  3. This is perfect Julie...I have resolved to eat less sugar and more healthy foods! Now I know exactly where to start! Thanks! :)

  4. Great post :)

  5. Thanks for your great post Julie. I need all the help I can get! Xx

  6. So many good choices too, I love almost everything on the list!

  7. I need to incorporate flaxseed in my diet. Great list Julie!

  8. I need flaxseed as well. For some reason, I never buy it. It is yummy in homemade granola etc. Thanks for a great, informative post!

  9. Julie, this is a great article. I'd like to use it on my blog too, and maybe my email newsletter. Please let me know if it's OK. I'll give you credit.

  10. This is so interesting! Some of these I knew about but others are surprising. I think I'll get my cocoa out and mix some with Truvia to add to milk or cold coffee. I don't think I will try the mussels though! lol I have oily skin and I think that has helped me avoid wrinkles...except between my eyes where I squint too much! Thanks for the advice my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

  11. I love tomatoes, spinach and dark chocolate! I eat some of those other things though not in large quantities.Very interesting information...:) Thanks for sharing and have a lovely evening...Vicky

  12. I didn't know that about cocoa. Learn something new every day!

    Now excuse me while I go get some tuna and sweet potatoes ;)

  13. I love learning more about natural ways to improve my skin & overall health. I'm already eating most of these, and I'm sure plenty of water helps too! :)
    Have a lovely week!

  14. Thanks for this great post. Always good to know what's best to eat.

  15. Hi, saw your link on Turn it Up Tuesday...thanks for these tips! I've actually been eating more of these fruit and veggies, like the tomato and spinach and have noticed my skin is much better. I guess it must be true and works. Also, now following you on G+ :)

  16. Thanks for this list - I had not idea all of these were so good for the skin!

  17. Stopping by from the Back to Basics link-up :) I would have never known about tomatoes. And cocoa? Sweet! Haha thanks for sharing!

  18. I see a lot of tihngs I already eat on your list. Thanks for sharing with us on Merry Monday Linky Party. Great info to know.

  19. Thanks for the list, Julie. I guess I'm not eating too badly! xo

  20. Julie,
    This is great information. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  21. What great information. Found you on Adorned from Above party.
    Thanks for sharing,

  22. You are what you eat. This is a great reminder of the hidden benefits of certain foods have on our skin. Thanks for sharing! ;-)

  23. Aww thanks for the shout out Julie :)

    Great post, I need to eat more of these foods, yum I love tuna and cocoa powder in chocolate, haha..

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays...

  24. This is a great article! I didn`t know that these foods are good for the skin!

  25. Pinned Julie! Love this list....thanks so much for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend:)

  26. I love your post, we always need to be reminded of what is good for us, thank you for sharing and stopping by this week.
    Have a safe weekend!!

  27. What a cool post! Love this. Pinned. Thank you for being a part of our party. We appreciate you stopping by. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

  28. Great TIPS!!! So happy that most of these are already in our diet, I had no idea of the beauty perks of them. Thanks for linking up to Monday Morning MakeUp Madness. I hope to see you again tomorrow.

  29. Hi Julie,
    I make it my business to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetable each day but it is so helpful to know which foods are good for the skin. It makes healthy menu planning easier. Thank you for sharing these valuable natural beauty foods with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop!

  30. Wonderful tips! We all need to write these down and work them into our weekly menu. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze


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