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Foods That Are Good For The Skin

Updated: Oct 21

Have you ever heard of the saying, "You are what you eat." Well, that phrase holds a lot of truth to it. The skin is the largest organ of the body and is responsible for key functions like protection and thermoregulation. Sometimes it's the skin that shows us something is wrong before anything else. Different skin conditions start to occur when organs like our liver or kidneys are not functioning at their best. Things like dry skin can be linked to dehydration. Eczema and acne could be due to trouble with the digestive system.

Here I list a few foods that are not only good for the body but great for the skin....


Papaya is packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. These ingredients are great antioxidants. This makes the skin tighter and brighter. This fruit has plenty of fiber and anti-inflammatory properties that could assist in acne.

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is high in vitamin A and contains vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Regular consumption of squash increases skin hydration and fights off radicals preventing aging and pigmentation.


Both vitamin E and vitamin A assist in healthier skin cells. The omega-3 fats help regulate the skin's oil production. Avocados help detoxify the body due to fiber content.


Almonds are a great source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an anti-inflammatory agent in the skin and can help protect the skin from sun damage—also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Sweet Potatoes

Great source of Vitamin A. Helps with skin cell turnover that improves skin texture. A deficiency in Vitamin A is known to cause skin problems. Sweet potatoes have anthocyanins that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This can help avoid blemishes and dark spots in the future.


Lentils are a great source of fiber which helps with better digestion. Having a good digestive system helps reduce inflammation in the skin. Lentils are full of iron and protein which assists in healthy skin as well.


Berries such as blueberries and strawberries contain essential nutrients – mainly Vitamin A and Vitamin C. They are great antioxidants as well. These nutrients are very important for the body and give the skin a smooth texture along with a natural glow.

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