Celebrities know a thing or two about clear skin. After all, they have the industry’s finest dermatologists and estheticians at their disposal to help them obtain their flawless complexions. But, they also know that clear skin doesn’t just come in a bottle; it comes from your diet as well.
“I tell my patients that what they put in their mouths is as important as the products they apply on their skin,” Dr. Jessica Wu, who is a dermatologist and creator of Dr. Jessica Wu Skincare, tells Forbes. “Foods get digested and broken down into vitamins, minerals and amino acids that your body can use to build healthy skin. If you crash diet or eat highly processed foods, your skin won’t be as strong and supple as it could be.”
Celebrity Clear Skin Secrets
Good to know! Take a cue from your favorite celebrities and incorporate these skin-healthy foods and drinks into your diet:
Khloé Kardashian -- Lemon Water
Khloé Kardashian can credit her clear skin to her favorite drink: Lemon water. The reality star revealed that she enjoys several glasses of this flavorful metabolism-boosting drink every day to help her consume more water, but Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, says that it's one of the best ways to brighten your skin, too!
"The antioxidants found in vitamin C do double duty in lemon water. They fight damage caused by free radicals, keeping your skin looking fresh," he says. "Getting enough vitamin C from your lemon water also keeps the body producing collagen, essential in smoothing out lines in the face.
Chrissy Teigen -- Eggs
Chrissy Teigen's mornings always consist of the same breakfast: Two eggs over easy with avocado and turkey bacon. This is a meal that she and husband John Legend enjoy almost every day, and it looks like it's helping her maintain her glowing complexion.
Eggs are loaded with essential skin vitamins and minerals like vitamins A and D, which help with cell turnover and cell growth. They're also high in iron and selenium, which are needed to provide oxygen to the cells and protect the skin from damage, according to LIVESTRONG.
Victoria Beckham -- Salmon
What's Victoria Beckham's secret to gorgeous skin? It's salmon--and lots of it. The fashion designer revealed that she eats salmon every day to help maintain her clear, flawless skin.
"I see a dermatologist in LA, called Dr. Harold Lancer, who is incredible. I’ve known him for years—he sorted my skin out. He said to me, ‘You have to eat salmon every single day,’” she recalled. “I said, ‘Really, every day?’ And he said, ‘Yes; breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have to eat it every single day.'”
Miranda Kerr -- Coconut Oil
Everyone knows that coconut oil is so versatile and loaded with so many amazing health benefits, but did you know that it can be added to tea to help your skin? Miranda Kerr does! The model says that she adds a little to her green tea and that it's become her favorite beauty ingredient. It helps to hydrate the skin and keep it protected from free radical damage because it's high in vitamin E.
What are your clear skin secrets? Let us know in the comments below!