Not eating healthy is perhaps the biggest beauty blunder anyone could ever make!

While we understand that not everyone has the time to do meal planning, but it is important that we do our best to eat nutrient-rich, all-natural foods every day.

We’ve got a list of beauty food pantry staples that are great as snacks on their own. Include these into your diet and beauty routine to take advantage of their powerful anti-aging properties. Each of these items is brimming with beauty benefits that’ll keep you looking your very best for many years to come. And in case, you simply don’t like their taste or want a more convenient way to use these items, we’ve got recommendations for products that use these as ingredients and help slow down the effects of aging.

Blueberry

They may look tiny, but blueberries pack a powerful punch of antioxidants that can decelerate the aging process significantly. Including a handful of blueberries in your daily breakfast meal is all the protection you will need from free radicals that are a natural by-product of sun exposure. Oh, and it will also help safeguard your skin from the effect of stress and pollution while keeping the wrinkles at bay.

In case, you can’t find blueberries readily in your market, why not try the Aloe Bloom Blueberry Cranberry Oxygen Scrub? This Vitamin C powered scrub it smells heavenly and is a great anti-aging aid.

Lemon

Our bodies can’t make its own Vitamin C, but they need it a lot. Lemons are chockfull with the goodness of vitamin C which is crucial in keeping skin looking younger and brighter too. Regular intake of lemon-infused water leads to skin that ages very well, i.e., with few wrinkles and overall better, smoother texture.

Now, as you try to infuse lemons into your life, also try this Lemon Mint Facemask by Mxtur.

Dark chocolate

Chocolate is good for the soul. Dark chocolate is great for the mind and body as well. No other food offers the antioxidant goodness of dark chocolates, i.e. the one with at least 70% cocoa solids. These particular antioxidants are called flavanols, and they are proven very effective for negating the effects of sun damage on the skin. But that’s not all. People who eat a little piece of high flavanol dark chocolate every day, show improvements in the hydration and thickness of the skin. This makes it an amazing anti-aging food.

This dark chocolate truffle body scrub smells divine and leaves you smooth. Do check it out!

Avocado

Avocados taste great, but you’ll love them even more for keeping you looking and feeling younger as you age. The secret is omega-3 fatty acids that keep your immune system working properly. Add avocado to your salads or make a lovely avocado pudding.

In case you don’t like the taste but still want to include avocados in your skincare routine, try this iYou Avocado facemask pack. You’ll love how great your skin will feel after just one treatment.

Olive

We eat olives all.the.time!

And why won’t we? This incredibly tiny, briny fruit (yes, fruit!) is a great source for some phytonutrients including polyphenols. This help protect your DNA, so you look younger for longer. It’d be a good idea to eat fresh olives instead of the canned ones that have been stripped of all vital nutrients.

The LovLuv Olive Facial Toner is made with fresh green olives, and it helps calm the skin. Try it out!

Oatmeal

Hearty and soothing, oatmeal is delicious without being too rich. “[It’s also] a comfort food that’s rich in carbohydrates that boost your body’s feel-good hormone serotonin,” Lakatos and Lakatos Shames say. “There’s no better way to look and feel young than to feel happy.”

We love oatmeal. Not only is it a favorite comfort food, but it also a very healthy source of carbohydrates. Adding oatmeal to your breakfast every day is a great way to not only look young but also feel happy. Did you know that oatmeal can also boost the supply of serotonin, your body’s feel-good hormone?The trouble is that not everyone finds oatmeal as delicious as we do. This Dead Sea Mud Mask by Yeoth reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and it is powered by oatmeal. It’s ideal for all skin types and leaves your skin soft and moisturized.

Saffron

Saffron has a bold flavor, and it smells amazing too. But most importantly adding just a little bit of saffron to your food will give you a dose of carotenoid phytonutrients like crocin and crocetin. These have a powerful antioxidant effect on the human body. These compounds can also help alleviate the symptoms of depression and PMS, so it’s a win-win situation as far as we are concerned.

We know that we can’t exactly snack on saffron though. So this Noor Face & Body Soap by MxTr is the next best thing. Get all the anti-aging and skin softening properties of Saffron in soap form.

Manuka Honey

Since millennia, honey has been used as a natural medicine for a variety of ailments. It is also a remedy for tired skin that needs some TLC. Make it a part of your diet to boost immunity as it fights off pathogens and free radicals. Just add a spoonful of honey to your next cup of tea, it’s the perfect replacement for sugar after all.However, we know that some of you just don’t like how it tastes. No worries, this Hydrating Manuka Mask by Airelle lets you enjoy all the benefits of honey for your skin.

Green tea

What can we tell you about green tea that you haven’t heard before already? It’s a great remedy for weight loss and helps maintain the healthy cells within your body. Green tea helps decrease the effects of stress and the impact of toxic chemicals in your body. This also makes it very effective at keeping you looking young and fresh.

While you add that cup of fresh tea to your daily routine, also try out this Green Tea Detox Mask as a weekly pick-up-up for a younger looking you.

Turmeric

This is one powerful spice that should be a part of at least one meal every day, so stock up that pantry! Turmeric fights cell damage thus slowing down the effects of aging, keeping your other organs in prime working condition.

But it’s an acquired taste. Its powerful pigment, taste, and smell may not be for everyone. That’s why we recommend this Detoxifying Jungle Mask that offers all the goodness of turmeric with none of the unpleasantness.

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