Glo’ Up: 6 Foods to Keep Your Skin Youthful and Healthy

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You are what you eat, plain and simple. We often look for quick-fix solutions to life’s many woes, and the biggest pain-in-the-ass for females is maintaining healthy looking skin without spending hundreds of dollars each month on makeup and skin care products. Believe it or not, achieving clear, glowing skin isn’t that far-fetched and can cost us a lot less in the long-run.

Just as certain foods can help detox our bodies and aid in weight loss, following a good nutrition plan can improve the appearance of our skin and give us the ultimate glow, without spending $30 for a highlighter at Sephora (although a little extra glow ain’t never hurt nobody).

A good workout routine coupled with fresh, youthful skin is all you need to conquer the world. If you eat good, then you feel good and if you feel good, no one can stop you!

her sweat. rounded up some of the best foods for healthy, glowing skin. Let your glo’ up commence!

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The cheapest skin-clearing agent you can get is water. Water hydrates and replenishes the skin from the inside and is a holy grail ingredient for dry skin. Drinking water doesn’t have to be boring and can be spiced up using fruits and veggies to create a delectable detox water!

Best Use: Infused water



As great as they taste atop toasted Dakota bread, avocados do wonders for your skin. Avocados are ripe with monounsaturated fatty acids that are good for lowering cholesterol and antioxidants that detoxify the body.

Best Use: DIY Avocado Face Mask 


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Lycopene is the one of the main agents found in tomatoes and are said to protect the skin from aging and sun damage.

Best Use: Tomato soup

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Green Tea

Green tea is mainly used as a cure-all in many homes. Green tea packs antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. For our skincare troubles, green tea bags can be used topically when placed over eyes to help reduce the appearance of puffy eyes or even as a toner to calm down and hydrate your skin.

Best Use: DIY green tea toner

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Photo Credit: A La Graham

Whole Grain Bread

Yes, we love our carbs and we should stay far away from white bread because of the chemicals used to bleach it. Dark bread isn’t always good either because you could very well be eating colored/flavored bread. Whole grain bread is the best bread to buy because it’s rich in fiber and helps digestion.

Best Use: Avocado toast (best of both worlds!)

Lemons on grey wooden background


It’s common knowledge that lemon is ahhh-mazing for your body. It aids in weight loss and detoxing and is an amazing toner for skin. Lemon packs anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, which is why the Internet swears by this natural astringent to help fade dark scars and even out your skin tone.

Best use: Lemon toner (Squeeze half a lemon into a container and dilute it with water, apply mixture to a cleansed face and keep on for 10 minutes then rinse off.)

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nerisha is new york city-based writer and self-proclaimed '90s boy band connoisseur with a penchant for athleisure (and youtube workout channels). Follow her! t: @nerishapenrose | ig: @girlnamednee

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