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Clear Skin Diet + Tips

We are always looking for ways to clear up our skin and we know it all starts with what we put inside our body.

You may (or may not…it’s been a while!) remember from grade school that your skin is the largest organ in the body, which is another reason we’re committed to keeping it healthy. Now that summer is almost here, we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to clean up, clear up and protect our skin because ’tis the season to be showing it off!

The phrase “eat your vitamins” has been all over the wellness circuit lately to show the importance of eating foods rich in critical vitamins and minerals that help your body from the inside out, instead of just taking a supplement as a quick fix. When it comes to your skin specifically, working foods rich in antioxidants into your diet will aid in clearing up problem areas in the long run. Experts suggest trying wild salmon, flax seeds, walnuts, olive oils, chia seeds, raspberries, green tea, broccoli, sweet potatoes and dark chocolate for a healthy approach to balancing out your skin. They all have naturally-occurring antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that will help you debloat and glow all at the same time.

As we try to introduce more antioxidants into our diet, we are also encouraged to incorporate more and more miso into the mix too. Miso contains vitamins and minerals that act as antioxidants in the body like Vitamin K, which has anti-inflammatory power that’s great for your overall health. We love Bou’s latest  Miso Broth Cubes, if you couldn’t tell from our latest Ramen Bar lunch!

Keeping ourselves hydrated is also a sure-fire way towards the achievement of our skin goals this summer. We’re trying our best to keep a water bottle on hand all summer long, preferably one like this that’s cute, lightweight and BPA-free. And this wouldn’t be a proper post about preserving healthy skin if we didn’t include a link to Dana’s favorite portable tent from her post about skin cancer. Dana’s journey with superficial spreading melanoma is so powerful and such an important reminder to not only wear sunscreen all summer long, but also to get your skin checked by a dermatologist, too.

Seemingly easy tasks like adding antioxidants into our diet and drinking water throughout the day are long-term fixes to get our skin in peak condition for the summer. If you’re looking for products that will help out your skin immediately, check out our guide to getting glowy skin here.

Cover Photo via: OH MY Disney

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