Superfoods for Good Skin

Bursting with the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your skin needs to repair itself, they can dramatically improve your complexion.

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Avocados

This fruit is high in omega-fatty acids, which help to maintain moisture in the epidermal layer of the skin, keeping it soft. They are also a source of oleic acid—involved in regenerating damaged skin cells and reducing inflammation, facial redness, and irritation.
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Dandelion leaves

Eat fresh greens in a salad or make tea from the dried leaves. Dandelion leaves encourage healthy elimination, thus reducing outbreaks. They are also a source of carotenoids, flavonoids, vitamins A and C, and calcium, iron, and potassium.
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Cashews

These nuts contain a high level of protein to repair the skin and are a useful source of minerals, such as iron and zinc, that help to heal the skin.
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Almonds

These are high in vitamin E, an antioxidant nutrient that helps to improve the condition and appearance of your skin. Eat a few almonds every day or try almond milk as an alternative to cow’s milk.
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Brazil nuts

A good source of zinc, brazil nuts also contain selenium, which supports immunity and helps wounds and skin to heal.
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Apples

Fresh apples contain vitamins A and C—both helpful for healing the skin and boosting healthy collagen. The compound pectin helps to balance blood sugar and encourage elimination so that skin remains clear.
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Goji berries

This berry, once known as the “key to eternal youth” due to its regenerative properties, is a powerhouse of antioxidants, and contains vitamins A and E. Eating them can nourish the skin from the inside and help to protect against inflammation.
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Flaxseeds

These seeds contain the anti-­inflammatory fatty acids that are necessary for maintaining healthy, clear skin. Flaxseed oil is particularly good at helping to reduce skin problems involving inflammation, such as eczema or acne. Sprinkle the cracked seeds or drizzle the oil over salads, soups, and stews.

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