I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the less worried I am about owning the most expensive handbag or wearing the smallest size jeans possible, and the more concerned I am about taking care of my skin.  Yet like most of you, I’m not all about shelling out my hard-earned money for fancy skin products that may or may not work. Thank goodness we don’t have to! There are some delicious, inexpensive vegan foods you can eat to brighten your skin that anyone can take advantage of and that are incredibly easy to find. In fact, most all of these can be found at your local supermarket or even at a farmer’s market if you’re lucky enough to have access to one.

Eating to protect your skin is incredibly important, especially during the summer months when the sun’s harsh rays can cause everything from wrinkles to skin cancer, not to mention acne and dryness. Avoid buying all those pricey products none of us really need anyway and just eat your way to beautiful skin instead. The best part is, it’s a pretty tasty job and one that will reap a lifetime of beauty, body, and brain benefits!

There’s no denying that there are many perks of eating clean plant foods, with one of the best being that they keep your skin healthy for years to come. For further effects, you’ll need to avoid inflammatory foods like sugar and allergenic foods like wheat and soy, along with most processed foods or foods high in sodium. Drink plenty of water and don’t forget to rest.  Within one week of eating the foods below and practicing these healthy habits, you’re sure to not only see brighter skin, but also likely have a brighter mood too!