Doctors and nutritionists say that the secret to beautiful and shiny skin is to eat foods that stimulate natural shine, and of course, getting plenty of sleep during the night. It is true that there is no magic for getting glowing and flawless skin overnight, but there are certain ingredients necessary overall to improve the appearance of the skin. Here is some of what we call superfoods:

Salmon

“Fatty types of fish like salmon and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids that are linked to reducing inflammation, which may help keep skin moisturized. They are also a good source of high-quality protein, vitamin E, and zinc.”

Avocado

“Avocados are high in healthy fats and contain vitamins E and C, which are important for healthy skin.”

 Mushrooms

Mushrooms are highly rich with antioxidants, which aid in tackling free radicals in the body to help protect our skin. They are also a great source of other essential nutrients which contribute to optimum health.”

Walnuts

“Walnuts are a good source of essential fats, zinc, vitamin E, vitamin C, and protein – all-important nutrients that help your skin to stay healthy.”

Peppers

“Peppers contain plenty of beta-carotene and vitamin C, both of which are important antioxidants for the skin. Vitamin C is also necessary to create collagen, the structural protein that keeps skin strong.”

Broccoli

“Broccoli is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids, which are important for skin health.”

Eggs

“One whole egg contains an amazing range of nutrients. They contain small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the human body, including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, vitamin E, folate, and many more.”

Whole grains

“Whole grains tend to be high in many nutrients including fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and iron.”

Dark chocolate

“Cocoa contains antioxidants that are thought to improve blood flow, which contributes to healthy skin.”

Water

“Our bodies consist largely of water, so it’s understandable that every function inside our body depends on it to do its job well. Cells, organs, and tissues all need water, so it’s absolutely essential that we drink enough. Most of us should aim to drink two liters of water every day.”

Espresso

Freshly ground coffee beans contain antioxidant polyphenols, a micronutrient that repairs UV damage such as dark spots. Espresso boasts the highest dose of antioxidants.

Oranges

While oranges are most known for the vitamin C boost they provide, they’re also full of wrinkle-fighting collagen. Eating one every morning might just be enough to replace your expensive skincare regime.

Flaxseed

Like salmon, flaxseeds are packed with omega-3 fats, which help fight inflammation and promote hydrated skin.

Spinach

You’re probably already aware that the craze around spinach has to do with its “superfood” properties—namely, its high content of the vitamin A precursor, beta-carotene. Adding a cup of spinach to your omelet every morning will allow your body to utilize vitamin A to fight off free radicals and prevent skin damage.

Shellfish

Similar to chicken, shellfish such as clams, oysters, lobster, have tons of zinc, which helps keep your skin looking elastic and plump.

Papaya

The tropical fruit is high in vitamin C, one of the most potent antioxidants for protecting skin from damage that leads to wrinkles.

Almonds

almonds are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber, and are associated with a number of health benefits. Just a handful of almonds — approximately 1 ounce — contain one-eighth of our daily protein needs.

Sweet potatoes

Vitamin A is crucial for skin health, and sweet potatoes have it in abundance. Deficiency of vitamin A can often lead to dull and dry skin. Sweet potato can fight early signs of aging.

 

Resources:

https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-sweet-potatoes-for-skin-and-health/#gref

https://www.redbookmag.com/beauty/makeup-skincare/tips/g1046/foods-that-are-good-for-skin/?slide=17

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/skincare-from-nature/foods-good-for-skin/