Leafy Greens for smooth skin.
Who would have thought that eating wrinkly, bunched leafy greens could the opposite effect on your skin? It’s true! When we gobble up a healthy salad, the beta-carotene found in foods like spinach, kale, and swiss chard is converted to vitamin A by our bodies. Vitamin A is responsible for kick starting the process that sheds old skin cells and replaces it with the, smoother skin.
Of course, leafy greens aren’t the only foods high in beta-carotene. Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and apricots are also high in beta-carotene. You might have noticed that these foods have something else in common: their color. That is because beta-carotene is what gives them their orange/red coloring.
An avocado a day keeps the dry skin away.
Avocados are delicious, and we might be a little obsessed with them here at Victoria Land. But can you blame us? They don’t just taste great, vitamin E found in avocados can help reduce dry skin. Not only that, combined with vitamin C, vitamin E helps protect against damage from UV rays.
Vitamin E is an oil-soluble antioxidant that is naturally found in the outer layer of our skin. It provides powerful protection from free radicals. In fact, we love vitamin E so much it that we use it in our line of beauty products.
Looking for more Vitamin E boosted foods? Almonds, sweet potatoes, spinach, trout, olive oil and butternut squash are just a few great options. Dark Chocolate is also full of vitamin E.
Green Tea, the ultimate healthy skin multi-tasker
Relax with a good book and a cup of freshly brewed green tea and bask in the polyphenols. These antioxidant properties stop free radicals in your body from harming cellular structures. Antioxidants can also assist in the flow of both blood and oxygen to our skin. A healthy flow lets important nutrients get where they need to go. And the result is a healthy complexion.
Kale Avocado Smoothie Recipe
This smoothie is yummy, healthy, and a must-have refresher for team #barefacednaked. Simply add all ingredients in your blender. Recipe makes enough for one.
- 3/4 cup coconut water
- 1 cup kale leaves
- 1/4 cup avocado
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tsp lime juice