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10 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

October 24, 2018 Tags:

The food you eat affects your skin.

Thus, in addition to seeing your dermatologist regularly for expert skincare, in between appointments, you should be consuming the right foods in the right amounts to give your skin that glowy look you are going for.

In this post, we will go over 10 of the best foods for healthy skin.

Please note: If you are allergic to any of these, please find a healthy alternative that works for you.

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your skin by destroying free radicals that would otherwise damage the skin.

A study published by the Journal of Nutrition in 2006 showed that women who ate dark chocolate for 12 weeks showed better skin protection against the UV rays- the type of rays that come from the sun.

So there: you now have proof that dark chocolate can protect you from the sun.

Tomatoes

Next on our list is tomatoes.

Tomatoes tend to contain large amounts of water which help to keep your skin hydrated.

Apart from that, tomatoes contain lycopene. Lycopene is the pigment that gives tomatoes its’ signature red color and which packs a healthy punch. Lycopene an anti-aging agent and is generally considered gentle on most skin types.

Broccoli

Broccoli contains zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C which all have been shown to promote healthy skin.

Vitamin C specifically is helpful with wound healing. Vitamin A has chemical components that are important in cell production and growth. Since your skin is constantly producing new cells, Vitamin A is helpful to promote new and healthy skin cells.

Eggs

Eggs are rich in protein.

Proteins are made up of amino acids. Amino acids are building blocks used by your body to generate new cells that comprise your skin.

Kale

It is not the tastiest but kale contains vitamin K. Vitamin K helps with skin conditions like stretch marks, spider veins and circles under your eyes.

Carrots

Carrots pack so many health benefits.

It also contains vitamins C and A which we already established in helping you maintain healthy skin.

A component of Vitamin A called beta-carotene reduces inflammation in your skin.

Oranges

Apart from the fact that orange juice is tasty and hydrating, oranges are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps with wound healing and overall helps with helping you maintain healthy-looking skin.

Berries

Berries like raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that promote healing, promote collagen production, protect you from the sun,  prevent inflammation and hydrate your skin.

Milk

Milk is hydrating and so drinking a lot of it will keep your skin hydrated. Some people even apply it to their skin directly to moisturize and get rid of blotchy skin. 

Milk is also protein-rich. This means it provides amino acids that your body can use in producing new and healthy skin cells.

Watermelon

Up to 90% of that watermelon you’re about to eat is water.

You guessed it! This is another fruit that will help your skin stay hydrated.

Watermelon contains vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, lycopene, antioxidants, amino acids and potassium.

 

Closing Thoughts

It is possible to keep your skin healthy in a natural way by eating the right foods.

In this post, we have shared 10 best foods for healthy skin with you.

Are there any others you have found are helpful to your skin? 

We are curious to hear them in the comments below.

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