Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin with These 10 Yummy Foods!

by Erica Stolman | 0 comments

The skin, being the largest organ, is one of the first places to look for a clue on your overall health. Whether you are plagued with dry or oily skin, unwanted breakouts, wrinkles, or redness- all of these skin ailments could be a big sign that your body isn’t getting what it needs to be in tip-top shape. So, if you were wondering why that redness reducing face mask you spent way too much on isn’t clearing up the issue- you now know why! Instead of blowing a paycheck on different skin “miracle workers“, read this post & head to your local grocery store.

  • potatoes for your skin
  • ( Twice-baked potatoes recipe found here. )
  • + Baked potatoes, who would have thought, are actually great for your skin due to the copper content in the whole potato (skin included). By incorporating copper into your diet you are aiding in the production of elastin which will help keep your skin looking young.
  • + Raw/ steamed veggies and fresh fruits retain water, which will help prevent aging due to its immense hydration factor.
  • + Mangoes are full of vitamin A, which is why they are such a great skin food. Vitamin A maintains and repairs skin cells, which leaves your skin looking and feeling completely refreshed & renewed.
  • + Fatty acid’s such as salmon, olive oil, and avocado- are all great things to eat when it comes to dealing with dry skin.
  • + It’s a good thing I like oysters because they are a great food to help you fight pimples. The gifts from the sea are rich in zinc, which lessens the amount of sebum production (which causes zits).
  • ( mmm, oysters on ice!! )
  • + Tuna in a can contains selenium, which helps to strengthen the elastin in your skin and keeps your skin looking taut and fresh.
  • + Almonds are great to incorporate into your diet to help improve your overall health, but they especially do wonders for your skin. Almonds contain Vitamin E, and these amazing oils will help keep your skin glowing as well as fight against sun damage.
  • + Mushrooms are rich in something called riboflavin. Riboflavin is actually commonly known as B2 and it helps to maintain and repair tissues as well as redness. If you have any damage to your skin from the sun, picking, or whatever else- mushrooms will help speed the healing process.
  • + Flaxseed is the key to anti-aging as it’s full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which help to diminish fine lines and dark spots.
  • + Cooked tomatoes and watermelon are known for their high levels of lycopene (it’s what makes these fruits red), which is key when looking to fight against free radicals that come from UV rays.
  • watermelon tomato salad
  • ( Tomato & watermelon salad recipe found here. )