As you make your way down that aisle, you’re going to be radiating happiness. But what about your skin? That natural glow and radiance that we often see on A-listers and in magazines can be achieved, ladies. And you don’t have to cake on the makeup to get there. You can get the look simply by snacking on the right foods before your wedding (and they’re great for your body, too). About six weeks before your big day, reach for the following snacks when you’re hungry:
Not only do these taste great by themselves as well as when they’re topping your cereal, yogurt and ice cream, they work wonders for your skin by increasing circulation. The antioxidants protect against free radicals that can damage the collagen that keeps your skin firm and looking young (After hearing that, I think I’ll be snacking on some blueberries later tonight). Blueberries are also packed with vitamin C, which is another crucial element in collagen production.
If your skin is still feeling the effects of winter and is exuding paleness, snack on a mango to get that rosy pigment back into your complexion. Carotenoids in mangoes work to improve the color of your skin. This superfruit also aids in the regeneration of cells, restores the elasticity of skin and helps to shield it from damaging sun rays. Mangoes taste great in yogurt, but my favorite way to eat these is to puree fresh-cut mango in a blender, pour it into an ice cube tray with some popsicle sticks and wait a few hours to enjoy frozen icepops. Trust me, they’re delish.
You’ve probably already heard all of the amazing health benefits that salmon can bring. Its omega-3 fatty acids work to wipe away that winter dullness, inflammation and redness so you can walk down the aisle looking flawless. Salmon can be seared, broiled, grilled, baked, poached, roasted, smoked, steamed, etc. So, as you can see, there are tons of unique ways to eat this superfood. I’m planning on trying out a new salmon recipe myself – salmon BLT sliders! Thanks, Pinterest!
This protein-packed food is also great for your skin thanks to vitamin B2, which will give a natural glow to your skin. Eggs also include lutein, which promotes elasticity and hydration. The protein will encourage healthy hair and nail growth as well! Your manicure is going to look even better now!
Do you have any fun ways to enjoy these skin-saving foods? Share your thoughts with us!
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