FOODS FOR GLOWING SKIN FROM WITHIN

It feels like a lifetime ago when I could be ready for school in 15 minutes thanks to a 3 step Proactive regimen, a hot hair straightener and a Luna Bar. These days, my Millennial gfs and I have a few more action items to go from looking sleepy to presentable. Skincare is certainly a star of the routine, but even more important is the nutrition that feeds the glow from underneath.

HIGH QUALITY PROTEIN is needed to maintain the strength and integrity of skin.

Incorporate foods like pasture-raised whole eggs, organic chicken, grass-fed beef and wild caught fish.


Start your day with my asparagus & herbs frittata or heat up the grill and try my coconut crusted chicken with grilled pineapple & avocado salsa for dinner tonight.


ANTIOXIDANTS protect skin from oxidative stress, free radicals and inflammation.

  • VITAMIN A: specifically in the form of beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin a

  • VITAMIN C: necessary for creating collagen, has anti aging properties & protects skin from oxidative stress caused by the sun

  • VITAMIN E: also protects skin from oxidative stress

Incorporate foods like berries, sweet potato, bell peppers, kiwi, grapefruit, olive oil and almonds


Blend up my blueberry muffin smoothie for breakfast or add my buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes to your dinner rotation.


HEALTHY FATS help you absorb fat soluble vitamins that contribute to skin health. Omega-3's help keep skin moisturized and supple.

Incorporate foods like avocados, avocado oil, seeds and nuts


These cinnamon almond butter sandwich cookies and salted tahini chocolate chip cookies are full of healthy fats


COLLAGEN keeps skin firm and strong.

Incorporate foods like bone broth, chicken, fish & collagen peptides


Start your day with my cinnamon collagen coffee or try this roasted red pepper & tomato soup that is made with a collagen-rich bone broth


GUT HEALTHY FOODS help maintain a strong immune system, reduce inflammation and promote hormone metabolism, which all contribute to a glowy complexion.

Incorporate foods like yogurt, miso & kombucha


Support your good gut bacteria with this fun yogurt bark recipe or add this banana bread to your weekend breakfast menu. Bananas are rich in prebiotics, which help feed probiotics.


Wishing you a beautiful week & glowing, radiant skin.

Xo, Kristen

©2017 by Kristen Marias, RDN/LDN