Eat your way to healthier skin
An antioxidant-rich diet can benefit the entire body both inside and out. No matter the time of year, fruits and vegetables with these beneficial compounds are always in season, and here’s a short list of foods to fill your plate with, as well as the antioxidants they contain.
- Carrots: Vitamin A and beta carotene
- Tomatoes: Vitamin C and lycopene
- Avocadoes: Vitamin E
- Corn: Lutein and zeaxanthin
- Watermelon: Lycopene
- Apples: Phytochemicals
More is more when it comes to antioxidants, which is why it’s important to get a variety of them. This is actually quite easy if you try to eat many different-colored fruits and vegetables. It’s also a good idea to stick to a low-glycemic diet (with limited sugar, fried and processed foods) and turn to fish, chicken, yogurt and cheese as your main sources of protein. You can also add supplements—such as collagen peptides, zinc, vitamin D and vitamin E—into your wellness routine. After a short period of time on this “healthy skin diet,” you just might see improvement in acne, eczema and psoriasis, as well as a more radiant complexion.