Finding lotions and skin care products with all-natural ingredients is one of the first steps to having healthy, beautiful skin. When you switch out parabens and artificial dyes for all-natural products like shea butter and blackberries, your skin benefits from all of those antioxidants, fatty acids, and nutrients. While topical treatments are critical to healthy skin, so too is a healthy diet.
Eating fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats give your body the nutrients it needs to produce collagen and to fight off infections. Produce-rich diets also help your body stay hydrated throughout the day. If you don't know which foods to add to the top of your grocery list, check out the list below of the best foods for skin.
What Are the Best Foods for Healthy Skin?
Nothing on this list will be much of a surprise. The same things that are healthy for our skin are healthy parts of our diets, anyway. And the things that are bad for us — processed food, too much salt, and artificial sugar — are just as unhealthy for your skin. Try adding more of these foods to your weekly meal list:
Avocado came out of the woodworks as a superfood just a few years ago, and it's made its way into American cuisine as a rich source of healthy fats. They're also a great source of antioxidant carotenoids. Antioxidants protect your cells from free radicals, and some carotenoids, like lutein, meso-zeaxanthin, and zeaxanthin, help protect the photoreceptor cells in your eyes. Avocados have zeaxanthin and lutein. As far as you're skin is concerned, the nutrients and antioxidants in avocado can help reduce wrinkles, boost collagen production, and keep your skin hydrated.
Blackberries and Other Berries
Just like avocado, berries have tons of antioxidants in every bite. No matter whether blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries are your favorite, they can protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. Strawberries are especially beneficial because they may boost collagen fiber production to help keep your skin structured and young-looking.
Whether we're talking about the seeds or the fruit, kiwi is great for your skin. Vitamins C and E are great antioxidants, and kiwi is loaded with them. Some of the many benefits of these antioxidants include:
- Protection from UV radiation damage
- Skin hydration
- Vitamin C is known to stop colds and infections, which can dry out your skin
Can You Include These Great Foods in Your Skin Care Regimen?
A fruit-rich diet is great for your skin and your overall health. Supplement it by using skin care products that include all of your favorite healthy fruits, berries, and nuts. Then you can send their antioxidant-rich and collagen-boosting properties straight to your skin. Here are some of our favorites:
- Gentle Cleansing Lotion: This lotion cleans your skin, adds moisture, and tones your skin to give you a great start to the day. It includes organic, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free ingredients (and so do our other products!).
- Clarifying Toner: If you want your skin to glow, add our specialized skin toner to your routine. This toner has rose geranium, cucumber, and kiwi to soothe and wake up your skin.
- Radiance CC Cream SPF 30: Sunscreen should be part of everyone's skin care routine, even if you spend most of the day indoors. This powerhouse will keep your skin shielded with zinc oxide, and the rich oils and natural pigments will leave your skin looking beautiful.
Even better, all of these products work together as part of our recommended morning skin care routine. Learn more about how to establish healthy morning and evening skin care routines and then find the products that best fit your needs.