14. GREEN TEA
Pour yourself a cup of this green elixir and watch your skin glow! Green tea contains catechins, an antioxidant with proven anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Research found that drinking 2 cups a day not only helps prevent skin cancer but might also reverse the effects of sun damage by neutralizing the changes that appear in sun-exposed skin. Just be careful to not overdo it. Too much caffeine can lead to dehydration, which may have the opposite effects on skin health.
You may have thought it was just a trend, but kale has proven that it earned its spot as a superfood. This cruciferous veggie is loaded with the skin’s favorite anti-aging vitamins A, C, E, and, uniquely, vitamin K. Leafy greens are one of the most potent sources of vitamin K, a vitamin which helps with blood clotting and faster healing when ingested. And when applied topically, it can minimize the visibility of bruises, scars, stretch marks, and spider veins.