These foods are not only good for your health, but for your skin as well. Here’s a list of food that can benefit your skin health, starting from the inside and working their way to the outside.
Cherries, pomegranate, and blueberries
Research shows that the antioxidants in these fruits prevent collagen destruction, protecting against wrinkles. “They are also high in vitamin C, which, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is associated with fewer wrinkles and less skin dryness,” Zuckerbrot says.
Olives and Olive Oil
These Mediterranean diet staples contain antioxidants like vitamin E that protect against free radicals and boost hydration.
Carrots, peaches, and apricots
Orange fruits and veggies are great sources of beta-carotene, “a compound that converts into vitamin A, which helps prevent dry, flaky skin, and reduces lines and wrinkles,” says New York City dietitian Tanya Zuckerbrot, RD.
A diet rich in tomatoes — packed with the powerful antioxidant lycopene—increases your body’s ability to prevent skin damage from UV rays by as much as 30 percent.