Summer Foods Make For Gorgeous Summer Skin

Summertime is the best time of year for the farmers market—locally grown fresh tomatoes, berries, peppers, herbs, and veggies are in season, plentiful, and delicious. Those fresh fruits and vegetables don’t just taste great, though; they’re loaded with antioxidants and vitamins that work from the inside out to keep you looking (and feeling) healthy. And—surprise!—those yummy, fresh foods you love in the summertime are also good for you when they go on your body instead of just in it.

Summer Raspberries

Summer Raspberries

Berries. Sweet, juicy berries are nature’s superfoods. Chock-full of antioxidants, some berries have even been proven to elevate mood, enhance memory and cognition, and improve balance and coordination. Try: Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk, with red raspberry and white grape juices or Trilogy Age Proof Nutrient Plus Firming Serum with mulberry extracts to help even skin tone.

Cucumber. Use it for more than just slicing and placing on your eyelids—cucumber’s cooling effects make it a great skin soother. To try: Trilogy Balancing Gel Cleanser or Exuberance Optimism’s Periwinkle and Aloe Uplifting Eye Gel.

Citrus. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, and other citrus fruits are great for skin; they fight wrinkles, improve texture, and even clear your pores. Try: Dr. Hauschka Lemon Bath with pure lemon essential oils or Pangea’s Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit and Sweet Orange Lip Balm.

Herbs. Herbs keep your skin looking and feeling healthy—use them to combat acne or soothe irritated skin. Try: Pangea Organics Egyptian Basil & Mint Hand & Body Lotion (basil is restorative, mint softens and cools the skin) or Argentinean Tangerine and Thyme Facial Toner (tangerine smoothes skin, thyme fights infection).

Carrots

Carrots

Carrot. Carrots aren’t just good for eyesight; they have natural anti-inflammatory properties and revitalize and tone the skin. Try: Sophyto Mega Omegas Day Moisturizer or Dr. Hauschka Eye Contour Day Balm.

-Aleigh Acerni

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5 Comments

  1. melissa rose
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 10:53 am | Permalink

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  2. Cindi
    Posted June 29, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I am a vegetarian and believe in healthy, organic food. Thanks so much for your ideas for natural
    summer foods! Cindi

  3. Stephanie C
    Posted June 29, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    I love summer fruits and vegetables. I sometimes have to force myself to add fish or protein because I can eat serving after serving of fresh summer produce!

    Thanks for the informative blog! Stephanie

  4. Janet F
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    I enjoy eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. Berries are my favorite fruit.

  5. 1955nurse
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Love your blog! And I wish more people would understand that what you put IN the body is often as important as what goes ON the body!


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