We are product hoarders. It begins with using gels, foams, and shampoos in the shower, and then we move on to slathering our limbs with moisturizers, taming our hair into submission with styling products and using a careful hand to apply makeup. By the time we’re done, the average woman has used 12 products with 168 chemical ingredients daily. And these ingredients aren’t benign – many contain known carcinogens, and the cumulative exposure to them can put our health at risk.
We spend so much time focusing on what we put on our skin, when in truth the best beauty care regime comes from within. The foods we eat have a greater impact on how we look on the outside than any lotion or potion endorsed by gorgeous celebs in the pages of a magazine ever could.
Here are my favorite seven foods that are awesome for beauty care. These foods are delicious to eat, amazing for keeping our bodies glowing and healthy – and they perform double duty because they can be used externally, too.