Top 15 foods for Healthy Skin

Top 15 foods for Healthy Skin

foods for Healthy Skin

It is important to take care of your skin in every possible way. To fight off the effects of pollution, stress and ageing, applying skin care products is not enough. Skin experts and doctors say what you eat and drink reflects on your skin. Choosing the right nutritious foods and beverages can make a difference to your skin health. Below listed are 15 foods that you should consume for glowing, healthy skin.


Salmon and other sea fish types are replete with healthy omega 3 fatty acids. These healthy fats offer nourishment to skin besides offering cardiovascular benefits. Include it in your diet and experience a flawless and supple skin gradually.


The tangy sweet fruit can be included in your breakfast or you can also munch on it during sudden hunger pangs. The fruit is replete with vitamin C. This vitamin helps keep your skin elastic and glowing. It also keeps the collagen level in skin intact.


Many dairy products contain vitamin A which plays a pivotal role in skin health. Indulge in yogurt to keep your skin supple and glowing all over the year. It is better that you gorge on non sweetened varieties that contain lower amounts of fat.


Strawberries contain a good amount of vitamin C. Eating this fruit will help keep wrinkles on your skin at bay. Vitamin C can also combat free radical triggered damages the skin. You can include strawberry in milk shakes or ice creams.


Pumpkin contains carotenoids, a type of plant based wrinkle-fighting pigments that fight free radicals. This also delays the skin ageing process eventually. The vegetable is also rich in vitamins A, E, and C and enzymes that have skin cleansing properties.


Pomegranate is replete with antioxidants that help your skin look young. You can include it in salads or make juice from the fruit. The fruit tastes great and can be used with other fruits to make smoothies.

Dark Chocolate:

A lot of people associate dark chocolate with amorous moments and sensuality. However, including it in diet can be beneficial for your skin. It has elevated levels of flavonols and antioxidants. It can help your skin look luminous.


Tomatoes can be used to soothe the skin after getting sunburn. Besides, it contains a phytochemical called Lycopene that resists acne formation. It is recommended that you include tomato in your meals and breakfast to get glowing and spotless skin. You can eat them as raw or make juice.


Walnuts have omega-3 fatty acids and eating them can improve elasticity of your skin. The nuts also contain copper, which boosts collagen production. You can use walnuts as snacks or include them while making smoothies to make your skin tighter.


Eating green and red peppers can help improve skin texture. They contain carotenoids, antioxidants which help improve fine lines and wrinkles on facial skin. You can have them in salads and meals every day for optimum benefits.

Kidney Beans:

Kidney beans are nutritious and they are replete in zinc. This mineral can help reduce blemishes on your skin. You can have them with main meals. Adults can intake 4 ounce serving of these beans per day.

Green Tea:

Doctors always talk about the health benefits of sipping green tea. This tea, replete with skin nourishing antioxidants helps improve skin health. Drinking green tea regularly detoxifies body and prevents skin inflammation. If your skin is sensitive to pollution and sun, this will be of great help.


This green cruciferous veggie contains vitamins C and E along with high amounts of antioxidants. The vegetable is tasty as well. You can use it in many dishes and salads. The vitamins help prevent UV radiation damage to your skin.


Cherries look attractive and taste nice as well. They are widely used in making cakes and desserts. The high concentration of some antioxidants in cherries makes them ideal for skin health. Cherry juice can be used to treat acne as well.

Eating carrots is beneficial for eyesight, according to most people. However, carrots can also be good for your skin, say dermatologists. The beta carotene in carrots eventually gets converted to vitamin A which helps prevent sun damage to the skin and also repairs skin tissues.

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad