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Firm Up Your Face with These Foods  


Who needs Botox when you can firm up your face the natural way? There are a number of foods that have good effects on the skin. Eating these foods will help moisturize skin, thicken it, and even protect it from sunburn. Read on to see which foods you should eat in order to take care of your skin.

Legumes, Soybeans, Nuts, and Egg Yolks
All of these foods have one thing in common: they contain biotin. Not enough of this chemical will result in dry skin. It will also make your hair and nails brittle. So eat legumes, avocados, soybeans, nuts and egg yolks in order to keep your skin soft and supple.

Avocados
This succulent fruit is cock-full of essential oils and B-complex vitamins that have a good effect on skin. One vital ingredient for healthy skin is Niacin or vitamin B3. This can be found abundantly in avocados.

Niacin is an anti-inflammatory that comforts irritated skin and soothes red, blotchy skin. Eating one avocado will give you 3.8 mg niacin. This is equivalent to 27 percent of your daily requirement.

To get your avocado fix, mix half an avocado with yogurt and frozen berries to make a creamy, yummy morning smoothie. You can also try avocado ice cream. You can even use and avocado face mask if you have dry skin.

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Salmon
This fish is distinguished by its lovely pink color. Guess what, this is caused by the carotenoid astaxanthin. Astaxanthin can boost your skin’s elasticity. Aside from containing astaxanthin, salmon also has DHA and omega 3, the so-called good fats. Both DHA and omega 3 can enable skin and hair to appear younger and healthier.

Green Tea
It’s not just a soothing drink. Green tea contains polyphenols, which protect skin against sun damage. The polyphenols that can be found in green tea also help to thicken the epidermis. As the first and thickest layer of skin, the epidermis is the body’s first line of defense against its surroundings.

Pomegranates
Like green tea, this tangy citrus fruit also thickens the epidermis. In addition, eating pomegranates will ensure that your body manufactures more collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are responsible for keeping your skin smooth and supple. Furthermore, antioxidants can also be found in pomegranates. Antioxidants may be able to help wounds heal faster.

In addition to thickening your epidermis and helping to produce more collagen and elastin (the stuff that keeps your skin firm and springy), pomegranates contain antioxidants that seem to accelerate wound healing.

Tomatoes
Tomatoes taste yummy in pizza and pasta, but they also have beneficial effects for your skin. Eating tomatoes helps lessen the chance that you’ll get sunburned. Many suspect that this is due to the lycopene in tomatoes, but more studies still need to be undertaken. Faced with taking a lycopene supplement or eating a tomato, choose the latter.

Author: Ana Lorenzo

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