Beauty may only be skin deep, but these foods will help you maintain your healthy skin — one bite at a time.
Kale is definitely a superfood! Just one cup of kale gives your body 134 percent of its daily value of Vitamin C and 133 percent of Vitamin A. Kale is also a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are nutrients that help absorb free-radicals created by UV light.
Wild salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help your skin to feel softer and more moisturized.
You still need to wear sunscreen, but eating tomatoes can help prevent sunburns. When cooked, tomatoes are high in the antioxidant lycopene, which helps boost your skin’s natural SPF.
Whole grain oats will not only keep you feeling full for longer — they will reduce production of androgens, which are hormones related to wrinkle production and acne.
Just a handful of walnuts contain a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Alpha-linolenic acid is found in walnuts and a deficiency in this fat can cause dry, scaly skin.
Grass-fed beef contains more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (that help with reducing inflammation) than regular beef. Plus beef is loaded with protein, which is a main building block of collagen.
This tasty treat is loaded with antioxidants that help hydrate skin, thanks to the cocoa flavanol compound. But don’t get carried away snacking on these, as they are high in calories — but one ounce per day is enough to help your skin and only packs 150 calories.
Zinc plays a major role in the functions of skin cells. Eating just six oysters will provide you will 500 percent of your daily zinc needs, while only consuming 57 calories.
Eating just one of these fuzzy, little fruits will give you nearly 120 percent of your daily vitamin C, which helps keep your skin firm and prevents wrinkles.
Eggs are a great way to get high amounts of protein without all the fats. High fat diets are associated with aging-skin — just a 17-gram increase in daily fats can raises your chances of having wrinkles by nearly 30 percent!
Munch on a few carrots instead of that bag of chips, seeing as this veggie contains carotenoid, which will help give your skin more of a natural glow.
Almost 75 percent of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated (which help give you a youthful glow). Olive oil (when used over time) helps fight the signs of aging-skin by nearly 31 percent, compared to the other oils on the market.
Cooking a pumpkin helps release beta-carotene, which your body will convert to vitamin A when you eat it. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for the growth of skin cells and will keep you skin softer.
This super-fruit is one of the most antioxidant-dense available. These antioxidants help regulate the skin’s blood flow and will make it appear more radiant.