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Warm weather foods for radiant, youthful skin

These 5 ingredients will not only add color to your plate, but also endow you with glowing and youthful-looking skin!

If radiant, youthful-looking skin is currently at the top of your summer wish list, you should know that it all starts with your fork. However, finding the perfect skin-beautifying recipe often takes longer than cooking the dish itself. We know that you would much rather spend your time soaking up the sun’s rays this season, so we’re here to provide you with our top 5 ingredients that will not only make your skin glow in the face of the unrelenting sun, but also refresh you throughout the summer period. You’re welcome!

Top tip: To accelerate your summer glow, gobble up the following foods alongside regular use of Biotherm’s Life Plankton Essence™ , jam-packed with one of the world’s most regenerative micro-organisms, which strengthens, revitalizes and hydrates your skin. Skin Best Day Cream SPF15 can also propel you towards glowing skin thanks to its winning formula of antioxidants, which help to fend off the sun’s harmful rays.

Red Bell Peppers

Did you know that red peppers (and strawberries!) actually contain more vitamin C than oranges? Vitamin C is a catalyst of collagen production, as well as a powerful antioxidant. Therefore, this tasty pepper can help your skin look more youthful, thanks to augmented cell regeneration and sun protection.

Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Dip

Ingredients you’ll need: Red bell peppers, walnuts, lemon, paprika, cumin, garlic cloves.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are skincare superheroes; their abundant levels of carotenoids can award you with an enviable glow. This little red fruit is also full of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that reduces the appearance of aging by protecting your skin against the sun.

Top tip: Our body absorbs lycopene better when it has been cooked or processed, so make sure you dose up on canned tomato sauce, juice and even ketchup (note: some forms of processed tomatoes are teeming with sugar, which isn’t so kind to our skin – so be sure to read the label!)

Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients you’ll need: Tomatoes, olive oil, goat cheese, breadcrumbs, parsley.

Melons

This 90-percent water-based fruit contains a plentiful amount of carotenoids, which regenerate your skin and make it look more youthful. Additionally, melons are loaded with vitamin C, which helps your body to produce collagen and give you the healthy glow you are looking for. Added bonus: they’re super tasty and refreshing!

Cantaloupe Melon and Kiwi Aqua Fresca

Ingredients you’ll need: Cantaloupe melons, water, kiwis, agave syrup.

Kiwi

This small and delicious exotic fruit is an explosion of vitamin C and antioxidants. These little ninjas can therefore help to keep your skin firm, prevent wrinkles, and even strengthen your bones and teeth.

Kiwi Ginger Cheesecake with an Almond Shortbread Crust

Ingredients you’ll need: Almonds, golden kiwifruits, whipping cream, cream cheese, vanilla extract.

Dark chocolate

Like us, we think you’ll be happy to know that dark chocolate is actually good for your skin. Indeed, the flavanols present in chocolate act as an antioxidant, boosting your protection against the sun and contributing to healthier looking skin.

Top tip: While you’re strolling down the chocolate aisle, note that chocolate must be at least 60% cacao for your skin to reap the rewards of flavanols.

Dark Chocolate with Cherries

Ingredients you’ll need: Dark chocolate, raw almonds, dates, dried cherries, sea salt, cinnamon.

All of these refreshing, summer ingredients are packed full of antioxidant and vitamins, working together to keep your skin glowing and protected against UV damage in the heat of the summer sun. However, make sure you also always smear on some sunscreen before leaving your house, such as Biotherm’s new Waterlover Sun Milk: brimming with carefully selected ingredients such as Life Plankton™, not only will you guard your skin against the sun’s rays, but also the sea against harmful toxins found in other sunscreens.

Start your sun-friendly diet now with our simple tips!

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