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Need a youthful skin?

Updated on September 11, 2015

Secrets of glowing & youthful skin

It’s time to rethink about the foods that you eat regularly, since they are very important to keep your skin soft, smooth, and glowing. You may probably know how nutrition affects your general health, but eating the right foods will definitely improve the quality of your skin.

Likewise, always remember that repeatedly losing and regaining weight is not good for your skin, since it will cause wrinkles, sagging and stretch marks. Good nutritious food is the fundamental building block of healthy skin. The natural ingredients in the food will protect the skin from brown spots and wrinkles. As bonus, eating nutritious foods will keep your body in a perfect fit condition, by having a healthy heart, strong bones, sharp vision, keeping you away from cholesterol & diabetes, etc. So always eat nutritious food in regular manner and keep your weight in control to maintain young and youthful skin even at the age of 70s & 80s.

Foods for glowing skin

If you want to have a glowing and radiant skin without undergoing any cosmetic surgery, it is high time that you make a few changes in your grocery purchases.
Trash the crash

First and foremost is to cut down the crash diets.Our body needs complete and balanced diet that includes proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and other nutrients. Avoid foods that are already cut and stored open for a longer time.
Drink water in large quantities

Since skin needs moisture, water is very important;when dehydrated, your skin will show signs of the same. Always keep a bottle of water with you to remind yourself to drink water constantly. Per day, try to drink eight to ten glasses of water which should include fruit juices, fresh vegetable juices and green tea.


Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, and they are also full of antioxidants for your skin. In will increase the moisture content of the skin there by preventing dryness of the skin. It is also believed that eating almonds on a regular basis will also increase your memory power.

Dark chocolates

Dark chocolates have a natural plant substance called flavonoids in them. These flavonoids provide that provide numerous beauty benefits. Apart from giving radiant and glowing skin, the flavonoids have many health benefits too. In a recent study it is found that women who drank ½ cup cocoa drink on regular basis, which are high in flavonoids (dark chocolate drinks), had significant smoother, softer and better hydrated skin than normal women. Ensure that chocolate consumption is kept in limit as it will increase the sugar and fat level in our body.


An apple a day will keep the aging skin at bay. Apple has Vitamin C in abundance which gives inner radiance to your skin keeps the skin firm. Apple also prevents the damage from which causes premature skin aging. Quercetin, an antioxidant is present in the peel of apples, which provides protection to the skin from the UV rays.


Carrot has high content of beta carotene, which will be converted to Vitamin-A in our body.Eating carrots will give our skin a glow and helps to fight wrinkles and improve your skin, making it healthy.Carrot is a must-eat vegetable in your daily diet.


Blueberry is ranked as number one in antioxidant content when compared with some common fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants protect our skin from premature aging.

Extra virgin olive oil

Our bodies require Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) for keeping the skin healthy and resist skin damage from UV rays. Since our body can't synthesize EFAs, we have to supplement the same through our food. The Olive oil is rich in EFAs, so consuming about 1 tea spoon of olive oil daily will help our skin to retain moisture and stay shining.


Soy contains an isoflavone known as “aglycone” which helps the skin to regain firmness and make the skin wrinkle-free.

Wild Salmon

Omega-3 fatty acid is found in good quantities in wild salmon (not farm-raised). This omega-3 fatty acid helps to keep your skin supple and moisturized. Salmon also contains micro nutrient selenium, which protects the skin from sun exposure. Salmon also has good quantities of vitamin D in salmon which keeps your bones and teeth strong and healthy.


Oysters are a good source of zinc, which aids in skin cell repair and renewal. If you have any difficulties in oysters’ consumption, you can try alternate source of zinc from crab, turkey, beans or dark-meat chicken.


Eating a handful of walnuts will be sufficient to get their Vitamin-E and alpha-linolenic acid content. They help you to maintain moist and supple skin, bright eyes, healthy hair and strong bones.


This small, fuzzy fruit is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, which keep to keep the skin firm; help prevent wrinkles and gives strength to bones &teeth. A recent study has found that women with diet of high Vitamin C content have less wrinkles and less dryness in their skins.


Yogurt has more calcium than a cup of milk, and is a good source of protein which makes your skin and nails glow. This is due to the presence of biotin in yogurt.


Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an anti-aging antioxidant. These lycopenes are easily absorbed by your body when the tomato is cooked or processed. Eating red helps keep skin from turning red. A recent study has shown that regular intake of tomatoes make the skin to contain more collagen, which prevents sagging of skin. Tomato is acidic in nature, because of this acidic nature, tomato pulp helps tighten pores and prevent pimples.


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