Clean Up Your Skin ... and Your Diet

By Alex Caspero

Being mindful of what you put on your plate is as important to skin health as cleaning out your closets is for mental health. Sure, genetics and lifestyle play a part, but your diet is one of the most controllable of the environmental factors that cause skin damage. Clean up your diet with these three foods:

1. Almonds

Loaded with vitamin E and monounsaturated fat, almonds keep skin supple by keeping cell membranes hydrated.

2. Blueberries

Rich in antioxidants, this berry helps combat oxidative damage caused by pollution, pesticides, and UV radiation.

3. Spinach

In addition to being a rich source of antioxidants, spinach also contains folate, which can help reduce skin cancer risk by repairing the DNA in sun-damaged cells.

Now, put them all together for a great spring clean-up regimen for the body.


Beauty Booster Clean Smoothie


1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup baby spinach leaves

1 large ripe frozen banana, chopped into large chunks

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2–3 ice cubes


Add all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2.