We all want healthy skin that glows naturally from within. But you can’t get that glowing skin just by applying serums and moisturizers on the outside. For skin health and the glow that comes from within, you have to begin from within, i.e., with healthy eating. Skin health experts have identified a lot of foods for healthy skin that you can include in your diet to not just maintain healthy glowing skin naturally, but also repair damaged skin.
Let’s read ahead and see what these healthy skin foods are and how you can easily include them in your regular diet for those well-known natural skin benefits like anti-aging, wrinkle & fine-line free skin, etc.
1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids—Preserves Collagen, Reduces Inflammation, & Keeps Skin Firm
Which Healthy Skin Foods Have Omega-3?
Non-Vegetarian Options: Fish varieties like Tuna, Sardines, Mackerel, Herring, Salmon
Vegetarian Options: Avocado, Flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, almonds, Soybean Oil, Edamame
2. Lycopene—Keeps Skin Smooth, Naturally
Which Healthy Skin Foods Have Lycopene?
The best source to get lycopene is tomatoes. And it’s so easy to have—you can have it in your salads, as juice, in your side dishes, and (not suggesting anything) even Bloody Mary (wink wink). Other important sources of Lycopene are red fruits & vegetables—apricots, pink grapefruits, pink guavas, and watermelons.
3. Vitamin C—Helps Fight Wrinkles, & Keep Skin Glowing
Which Healthy Skin Foods Have Vitamin C?
Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, all 3 bell peppers, strawberries, kiwi, coconut water, and broccoli have anti-aging properties too. So many options, and so many benefits, these are all superfoods for your skin.
4. Vitamin E—Prevents Cell Damage and Promotes Skin Health
Which Healthy Skin Foods Have Vitamin E?
Sunflower seeds, Almonds, pumpkin seeds. You can toss these into your salads, simply roast the & snack on them, or if you like that raw seed-like taste, can have it as is.
5. Polyphenols—Help Prevent Photoaging & Hyperpigmentation
Which Healthy Skin Foods Have Polyphenols?
If you can balance the caffeine intake, Coffee & Green Tea have polyphenols in abundance. Blueberries, Grapes, and thus, Red Wine, Dark Chocolate contain this antioxidant too.
So, now that you know which foods for healthy skin you should include in your diet and how, we think you should get started right away. Because there’s no day like today to start something good, especially if the result it healthy, naturally glowing skin! So, go ahead, make a few simple additions to your diet, and have a healthy skin. XOXO, darlings! 🙂