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Date Night Glow: 4 Special Occasion Foods that Actually Benefit Skin

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Elysiann Bishop

Date Night GlowNext time you have a date night planned, consider this: Some of the very foods and beverages that we associate with a romantic dinner for two can pack a punch when it comes to healthy, glowing skin. Try some of these delicacies for your next special evening, and enjoy a culinary treat as well as one for your skin:

1.    Red wine: Because of its alcohol content, too much red wine can be dehydrating, making skin appear older. In moderation, however, red wine offers skin protective benefits due to its high concentration of resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant. Try a glass a day for skincare benefits.

2.    Oysters: Zinc and Omega-3 fatty acids are the big reasons that oysters are such a boost for your skincare. Omega-3s can help reduce dryness and inflammation, while zinc can help reduce acne as well as boost skin’s natural exfoliation.

3.    Alaskan king crab: Once again, high zinc content makes crab a winner for skin. Because zinc helps regulate skin’s production of oil and sebum, it can help with breakouts. It also helps support healthy cell growth and turnover.

4.    Dark chocolate: Cocoa is rich in flavonols, which offer a variety of benefits to the body and skin. A study from the Journal of Nutrition showed that women who consumed cocoa-derived flavonols daily had better skin texture and stronger resistance to UV rays. Eating one ounce of quality dark chocolate daily is thought to be enough to reap benefits.

These little indulgences just might give your skin that elusive glow you’ve been seeking, and remember, what’s good for your skin is generally great for your overall health.

 

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