Monthly Archives: September 2015

Beautiful Veggies = Beautiful Skin

veggies are good for your skin

The Benefits of Eating Vegetables

Mom was right. Eat your vegetables. We know, we know: the vitamins and minerals keep our bodies working well and give us energy. The fiber fills us up and the water content keeps us hydrated.

Did you also know that eating those veggies is a great way to get and maintain healthy youthful-looking skin!

Eat Your Way to Better Looking Skin

The bounty of antioxidants found in veggies is the big hitter when it comes to great looking skin. Antioxidants strengthen skin tissue and decrease its sun sensitivity — both of which can ward off wrinkles before their time! Antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties (decreasing inflammation and ridding the body of toxins). They are also essential for skin cell development and collagen production.

Betacarotene, Vitamins C, E & A, selenium, and lutein — all powerful antioxidants — are abundant in:

  • green, red, yellow and orange peppers
  • sweet potatoes
  • pumpkin
  • carrots
  • beets
  • tomatoes
  • kale
  • spinach
  • broccoli
  • avocado

Avocados (nuts and seeds, too!) are also great sources of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats — the “good” fats that keep skin full and glowing.

For the healthiest of skin, also remember to drink lots of water, don’t smoke, and limit alcohol and sugar consumption.

Of course, that dewy skin will look even better with a healthy glow from Tanning Bay Sunless Tanning products! With none of the risks to your skin that come from tanning beds and overexposure to the sun. So eat your veggies and show off your beautiful skin!