Eating better for healthier skin

Most of my life I have received the compliment of  "your skin is gorgeous" when I post non-makeup photos and I never really thought anything of it until I started to do some research. 

I have really dark circles and while I know they kind of come with the culture I really wanted badly for them to go away but lack of sleep kind of keeps them around, so while this isn't my research on how to lighten up dark circles [besides get more sleep] this is what is best to eat for healthier skin.

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1. Water
As much as I hate to say this, my skin always looks better when I have a higher water in take than my normal none.  Sometimes that isn't always as easy, I don't just drink a lot of fluids a day so it ends up being something I have to make myself do it but keeping a tumbler of water close makes it easier to do. 
I picked up this tumbler a while back on amazon and love it, especially because it comes with metal straws and it keeps my water cold for hours! I also noticed that having a straw makes me drink more water, I typically will fill it up before bed time too.  

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2. Avocados
Do I really need to convince you to eat avocados? I love these things and most of the dinners I post on social have a huge helping of avocados on the plate.  I love them. But according to the research that I have done avocados are high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids which means goodness for top layer of your skin.   They both help to keep your skin maintain moisture, health, fight inflammation and skin sensitivity.

3. Green Tea
Y'all I was a tea drinker way before I was a coffee drinker, but since both are pretty good for skin care  I am often a coffee drink, who is a lover of green tea and sweet tea of course. Green Tea is also a fighter of inflammation and it also helps in gearing the skin up to protect against harmful UV rays. 

4. Nuts & Almonds
In trying to eat better we snack more often than usual.  I found these great Sargento packs with cheese, nuts and dried fruit that are good on the go but when I can I try to buy walnuts, almonds and cashews. 

Walnuts are also a great helper for skin sensitivity and inflammation which since summer is coming up and we spend a lot of time outside. Eating more walnuts will be a great additive to your salad, snacking, etc. 

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5. Spinach 
Spinach is one of those foods that clean you from the inside out and it helps all of the toxins that you have inside of your body, leave your body. It is also a great source of Vitamin A, C & E.

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6. Sardines
Growing up from in a Trinidadian family, Sardines were a huge part of "snacking" growing up. We typically get them in Olive Oil which is another great aspect of food that is healthy for your skin, inner and outer. 

But, they help dry skin.  The oils found in Sardines can help moisturize due to the natural oils found in them.

Growing up from in a Trinidadian family, Sardines were a huge part of "snacking" growing up. We typically get them in Olive Oil which is another great aspect of food that is healthy for your skin, inner and outer. 

But, they help dry skin.  The oils found in Sardines can help moisturize due to the natural oils found in them.

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8. Bell Peppers & Veggies in general

Red bell pepper are beneficial for more than just your skin because they contain cancer fighting carotenoids: lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. They also contain twice as much Vitamin C which helps form collagen and that is require to help your skin remain healthy. 

Yellow, Green, and Orange bell peppers are also highly beneficial for your entire health overall.