Healing the Skin with Beauty Foods

 

Got a scratch, burn, blemish, cut, or scrape?  The initial pain of broken skin gives way to the beautiful process of healing. The body’s natural ability to heal on its own is magical, but there are ways to support it— even speed it up— with the right beauty nutrients. Whether you want to quicken the healing of a skinned knee or support your recovery from major surgery, tweaking what you eat can help the process along.  Below, a few of my favorite beauty nutrients to support skin healing from the inside out, along with the foods that provide them in rich doses. Next time you need a dose of healing, or just want to fill up on skin-strengthening fuel, fill your meal with these beauty nutrients:

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Stewed Strawberry Pudding with Strawberry-Maca Sauce

strawberries and millet

If you read my post on all the fabulous reasons to get more strawberries in your beauty diet this spring (read: a major collagen boost), I'm sure you're ready for a fresh new idea on how to use them. For a recipe that's naturally sweet (it doubles as a both a rice pudding-like dessert AND a crazy-good breakfast), try my below recipe for Stewed Strawberry Pudding with Strawberry-Maca Sauce.

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Seasonal Beauty Supper: Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Base tonight's supper around one pumpkin, squash or sweet potato and you'll get a hefty dose of beta carotene (which is converted to vitamin A, a major vitamin for healthy skin), vitamin C and fiber, all fantastic for radiant skin and tissue repair. Get my favorite new recipe, Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto, a true seasonal beauty supper!

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6 Labor Day Musts for Beauty & Wellness

Even though it's tempting, resist making Labor Day one of those weekends that leaves you exhausted and drained. Make a real effort to start fall looking and feeling your best- focused, energetic and fulfilled. To get there, include these six tips in your last weekend of summer...

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