Healthy skin and nails are the product of many things – diet, exercise, rest, stress, and overall health. Finding the right balance can be a challenge. Creams, lotions, and sunscreens all have their place in the beauty hierarchy but there’s something you can do at home to keep the natural glow of your skin and the texture of your nails beautiful: Eat the right foods. Here are some great budget ideas for groceries that will help your skin and nails maintain a fabulously healthy look:
This tasty fruit has a LOT of vitamin C (which has anti-aging properties!). You can drink strawberries in a smoothie, crush them up and use them in an at-home mask, or just eat them by the handful. Any way you enjoy strawberries, incorporate them into your weekly diet, and you will begin to see a difference in your skin and nails.
The properties of olive oil attack free radicals and reduce inflammation. It can also give your skin a soft silky glow, so using natural lotions and soaps fortified with olive oil can really make a difference. Also, try to cook with it as a healthy alternative.
This fruit is antioxidant rich, which means it counteracts free radicals, reduces stress hormones, and prevents cell damage. Aside from being delicious, the juice from pomegranates can be used to remove dead skin.
Avocado is rich in vitamins A, D, and E. It helps maintain moisture in your skin, has antioxidants to protect you against free radicals, and can help protect you against the results of sun exposure.
Yet another fruit with a large amount of antioxidants in it to fight free radicals! Blueberries also do a great job reducing stress hormones, and removing stress hormones from your body helps to promote healthy skin and nails.
Make your food work for you! Choose healthy alternatives for snacking and you’ll see a wide range of results. Your skin and nails will look healthier than ever before. Want more tips on healthy eating and great skin, hair and nails? Stay on top of our inspiration-packed blog!