It’s hot outside and your skin need’s a summer cool down. Here are five foods our YELLE Beauty team is munching on to keep our skin hydrated from the sweltering heat.
Everything you have heard about watermelon and it’s hydrating impact on the skin is TRUE. Watermelon has a high percentage of water and goes good with everything from feta, avocado, and balsamic vinaigrette. It is filled with antioxidants and an ingredient called lycopene which aids in sun protection.
Cucumbers are about 96% water and boost fiber and antioxidant benefits. They are also high in vitamin K which helps with your bodies blood clotting abilities. On a hot day cucumber can help curb dehydration and can be enjoyed plain as a quick on the go snack.
Over the years iceberg lettuce has earned a bad reputation due to its low nutrient. However its high water content makes it a great addition to salad blends with more nutrient rich veggies like romaine lettuce, kale or spinach.
There are multiple reasons why so many people have fallen in love with matcha. Matcha has many antioxidant benefits. It is rich in fiber, chlorophyll, and vitamins. Matcha isn’t a caffeine free tea and for that reason some of our beauty team will only enjoy it as an occasional summer snack. For those times you want to enjoy a refreshing matcha treat try a cold brew matcha green tea latte or matcha ice-cream made with coconut milk and topped with a fresh strawberry/ blueberry blend.
Cantaloupe is one more fruit you can add to your list of hydrating summer foods but if you’re like our beauty team there is one major issue standing in our way of enjoying this fruit and that is picking one that is nice and ripe. Most fruit connoisseurs agree the key to finding the perfect cantaloupe is picking one that smells sweet and has a deep indentation called a stem scar on the base of the fruit.
It’s really no wonder you see peaches popping up all over thegrocery store during the hot summer months. Peaches are rich in water and offer a nice amount of fiber to aid in healthy digestion and elimination. Enjoy a ripe peach by itself or by making a peach popsicle. To make a peach popsicle chop one peach, toss it into the food processor, add a touch of sugar, fill a popsicle mold, and then freeze them until ready.
Keep your skin hydrated with YELLE’s Awakening Hydrating Serum with hyaluronic acid to keep your skin cool and refreshedall summer long.