The 3 Best Skin-Soothing Ingredients

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Beautiful skin comes from the inside out. At Tone It Up, we are obsessed with skin care (it’s a form of self-care), and we love trying new oils, serums and moisturizers. When it comes to taking care of your skin, we’ve found that what you put in your body is just as essential as — if not more essential than — what you put on it. Eating whole, clean foods will not just nourish your body, it will also give you the glowing, dewy skin of your dreams.

A radiant complexion is one of the many perks of eating Lean Clean’N Green with the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan. On the plan, you’re fueling your body with delicious, nutrient-packed meals to feel healthy, fit, energized and confident — and to make your skin bright and beautiful! Learn more about the plan here.

Today we are sharing three of our favorite foods to help you glow, girl!

1. Avocados

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Avocados are powerhouses for your skin. They are packed with fiber, protein, magnesium, vitamin B-6 and omega-9 healthy fats, which reduce irritation and redness. They also contain biotin, which is an essential nutrient for combating dry skin. Get all of avocado’s skin-boosting benefits from this Avocado Lentil Salad. Bonus: Lentils are high in zinc, which is a natural anti-inflammatory, so they’re also great for soothing your skin.

2. Matcha

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The entire buzz about matcha is true. It helps hydrate your skin cells while fighting inflammation all throughout the body. Matcha is a relative of green tea, which contains powerful antioxidants called catechins. These trap the free radicals in your skin, which slows down aging. Plus, matcha has tons more body benefits, such as boosting your metabolism and busting stress. Sip on it warm with a splash of your favorite nut milk, or try adding a teaspoon of matcha powder to your morning smoothie!

3. Turmeric

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In addition to reducing stress and boosting your brainpower, turmeric is a powerful antioxidant known for fighting inflammation. Inflamed skin cells often cause acne, so turmeric delivers incredible calming effects and helps your skin stay clear and glowing. Get all the benefits of this bright spice from this Golden Turmeric Latté.

What Do YOU Think?

Is skin care an important part of your life? Do you nourish your body for skin health? What are some of your favorite foods that offer skin benefits? Let us know in the comments section.