The Best Foods for Healthy, Glowing Skin

September 26, 2018

The Best Foods for Healthy, Glowing Skin

The average small intestine measures 20 feet but your skin is the body’s largest organ by a long shot. We often take our skin for granted because we don’t think of it as an organ. If you change that mindset and decide to take steps to improve your skin health, the results can be as beneficial as the most expensive skin cream.

Caring for your skin is about way more than the products you put on it, you have to think about what you are eating as well. The phrase, “You are what you eat,” applies as much to your skin as it does to your waistline.

Read on to discover which foods can help rejuvenate your skin and the nutrients and vitamins behind the magic.


If you haven’t read an article about how great fish is for your overall health, then, “Hi, welcome to the Internet. We are happy to have you.”

Fish is a wonder-food packed full of vitamins and nutrients that can decrease your risk of heart attack and heart disease but in regards to your skin, Omega-3 Fatty Acids found in fish are particularly beneficial. This healthy fat reduces damage caused by the sun while also protecting against future harm. Omega-3s also fortify cell membranes to defend against free radicals.

On your skin, free radicals are responsible for wrinkles, broken blood vessels, discoloration and saggy skin.

  • Foods rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acid:salmon, albacore tuna, mussels, swordfish, halibut, spinach, flaxseed, chia seed, walnuts


You might associate beta-carotene with improving your eyesight but it can improve your skin health too. In the body, this compound is covered into vitamin A. This helps your skin because vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant proven to help treat dry skin conditions including eczema.

Beta-carotene can also increase the effectiveness of your sunscreen by making your skin less sensitive to the sun. That does not mean you can eat a sweet potato and not wear sunscreen, it just another helpful defender.

  • Other foods rich in Beta-Carotene: carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, cantaloupe, apricots


As you age, your skin loses its elasticity because vitamin C levels in the skin naturally decrease over time. This compound plays a huge part in collagen synthesis. The less collagen you produce, the more sagging and wrinkles you will see.

Unlike many other vitamins and minerals, the body cannot produce or store vitamin C. That is why it is so important to consume it regularly. Everyone thinks of oranges, and while citrus contains a fair amount, many other fruits and vegetables have more.

  • Foods with Vitamin C: bell peppers, kale, broccoli, strawberries, brussel sprouts, kiwi, pineapple, cauliflower


Lycopene is to red fruits and veggies what beta-carotene is to orange fruits and veggies. Similar to its orange sibling, it protects against damage caused by the sun like discoloration and sunspots. Pigmented fruits and vegetables are important because they are naturally more resistant to the sun. That is why the healthiest diets include a wide variety of colors.

Lycopene also improves skin texture by blocking the enzymes that break down collagen leading to saggy skin.

  • Foods with Lycopene: tomatoes, guava, watermelon, grapefruit, red cabbage, red peppers


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