9 Best Foods for your Skin

They say you are what you eat. What you put into your body will have an impact not only on your internal health but will also show on your skin. The secret to glowing skin is having the right foods in your daily diet. Your skin is just the outside of your body so foods that are good for your body are also good for your skin. Skip the newest fads in cosmetic surgery and go natural with these 9 power foods, which will show a noticeable difference in your overall health, mood and skin.


1. Berries


They’re a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C, Beta Cartone and iron. Acai berries are nutrient-dense and packed with health benefits. Goji berries have anti-aging properties and fight free radicals. Berries in general are great for your overall health and for your skin. Blueberries in particular have the most antioxidants per severing compared to other berries and fruits. Eating them will have a significant impact on your skin. Berries improve the circulation of blood and slow down aging and drying of your skin. Free radicals caused by pollution and UV radiation attack skin cells and cause DNA damage. These little power fruits have powerful ammunition in the fight against the premature aging process.



We’ve all heard about how important our omega fatty acids or essential fatty acids are to our overall health and for our skin. Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids found in Salmon is essential for keeping up a youthful appearance, because it is high in protein which alone maintains firm skin tone and repairs damage. Humans are not able to produce omega-3’s naturally, so we need to eat them in order to reap their benefits. When you eat plenty of Salmon and stick to an overall healthy diet and lifestyle, you will begin to see dramatic changes in your skins appearance and texture. Your skin will become smoother, plumper and more moisture-rich. Blemishes will fade and you’ll regain the glow you are looking for. Not only that your eyes will become brighter and you’re hair shinier and stronger and even your mood will be cheerier.



Your mother always told you to eat your almonds. Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fat (which is a good fat) that is known to reduce cholesterol and keeps cell membranes strong and intact. They are also full of vitamin E. Almonds are a great healthy snack; keep them in your purse for those moments you feel like munching on something. These crunchy nuts are essential for keeping skin youthful!


4. Low Fat Yogurt

We all want clear glowing skin and that comes from enhancing your immune system. Choose low-fat yogurts as part of your daily diet (with no added sugars) as they are packed with Vitamin A, protein and other healthy vitamins which all help to boost your immune system resulting in clear glowing skin along with many other health benefits.


5. Spinach

Leafy green veggies have minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamins like vitamins A, K, B1 and B2 that are essential for us. They also protect cell degeneration, reduce premature aging and smooth bowel movements: all of which are important for hydrated and healthy skin!

6. Papaya

Many women complain that their skin looks dull. Load yourself up on papaya as its not only a great snack its full of pigments called carotenoids that are stored in the layer of fat directly beneath the skin which can improve color.


7. Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are known to be one of the healthiest foods for mankind. They have so many health benefits it’s unbelievable. In relation to our skin – flax seeds and flax seed oil are rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which diminish spots and smooth out fine lines in our skin. You can take them as seeds, ground up, oil or vitamin supplements. These tiny seeds are helpful in strengthening the skin and improving its complexion and texture. Take these tiny wonder seeds regularly and you’ll notice a substantial difference in your skins overall appearance.


8. Avocado

With tons of skincare remedies made from avocados, it’s a no-brainer that this fruit has amazing moisturizing qualities. It has around 74% water content, is an excellent source of hydrocarbons and natural oils, and is also rich in vitamins.

9. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are full of lycopene, a phytochemical that provides red pigment and many health benefits. Lycopene helps to significantly protect your skin against sun damage (which is the #1 cause of fine lines and wrinkles). With a tomato as a daily part of your diet coupled with sunscreen they will help to block out the sun resulting in less sun damage.


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Nilo Haq
Tagged as one of the five women to have shaped the beauty industry in the Middle East, Nilo is a pro makeup artist with stints at MAC Cosmetics, Toni&Guy, & Alexander Zouari Paris. Nilo Haq is the founder of iGlow Studios, Snobby Face lashes and creator of the first ever Online Makeup Course made for South Asian women. Nilo is now based in Toronto and is a sought-after bridal makeup artist who runs makeup workshops across three continents.

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