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Best Foods For Healthy Skin | Skincare Tips from

Lisa Duran

Posted on February 06 2018

Healthy Foods Are Everywhere!


It may seem like it's hard to eat "healthy"... But it gets easier. It's also easier if you prep in advance! So check out this breakdown of some our favorite healthy foods. Generally, eating healthy is the HARDEST part! But eating clean is an integral part of healthy, radiant skin. You are what you eat and with that being said:

Here's our list of the Best Foods For Healthy Skin.



1. Duh.... Water

Hydration is key! Hydration is just a conduit to the replenishment of cell regeneration. Yes, water keeps your skin hydrated—and staying hydrated makes it appear more plump and less wrinkled. Don't feel like hydrating that way? Coconut water is delicious and a great alternative to the sugary juices. Stick with fruits like cucumber, which has a 96.7% water content. And watermelon, strawberries, tomatoes.

2. Dairy is Highly Inflammatory

Use Almond milk as a substitute in your coffee or cereal. Research shows dairy is highly inflammatory which means it will aggravate acne, wrinkles and rashes. You can read here about other inflammatory foods on Women's Health Mag. 


3. Coffee

 Women who drank coffee every day had an 11% lower prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer (the most common form of skin cancer) compared to people who don't drink coffee, according to a study published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention in 2007. Downing six cups a day of caffeinated coffee slashed the risk by 30%, however, experts say to keep your habit under 28 cups a week, as higher consumption may lead to other health concerns. As with anything, moderation is key. 


4. Green Tea is a Great Alternative for Coffee

In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2011, people who drank a beverage containing green tea polyphenols daily for 12 weeks had skin that was more elastic and smooth, and had one-quarter less sun damage when exposed to UV light compared to a control group. Polyphenols, which are a class of bioflavinoids, have been shown to have antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Most of the polyphenols in green tea are catechins. Catechins, which are antioxidants by nature, have also been shown to function as anti-inflammatory and anticancer agents. Read more on Wed MD.


5. Dark Chocolate Really Helps

The sweet treat is rich in cocoa flavanols, plant compounds with antioxidant properties, which help hydrate skin and improve circulation. Read more about how good dark chocolate can be for your skin.



6. Have Sliced Fruit in the Fridge

F*ck it! Keep some grapes, berries, strawberries and any other finger eating fruit around so you won't need to slice anything. Making it one step easier to eating cleaner. Having one of those cravings? Enjoy some fast fruit, not some fast food. 



7. Red Wine....lets end on that note.

When Australian researchers analyzed the diets of more than 1,000 adults, they discovered that the rate of actinic keratoses (skin lesions caused by long-term sun damage) was reduced by 28% in those that sipped a half glass of red wine a day. Red wine is a top source of resveratrol, an antioxidant compound with anti-tumor properties.