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9 Foods for More Healthy and Beautiful Skin

Updated on October 28, 2012

Some people are born with beautiful skin. But skincare can dramatically change the way your skin looks and feels. And the most basic step to skincare is what you eat. Here are 9 foods that will transform your skin.

1. Cucumber

Cucumber is cure-all for skin problems. It replenished your skin with moisture, which is an essential part of a beautiful skin. Cucumber also contains vitamin B and C, zinc, iron, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Also, putting on cold thin slices of cucumber on your face has anti-inflammatory effect.

2. Seaweed

Minerals like vitamin B and iron helps with blood circulation, and make skin more vibrant. Seaweed is also low in salt content and rich in iodine, boosting thyroid and metabolism function.

3. Kale

Kale is an excellent source of vitamin A, C, and E, which are must nutrients for skincare. These vitamins are all antioxidants, and helps the grows of new cells. Kale is also an excellent source for magnesium and calcium. You can make kale into a juice or blend it and make a face pack.

4. Papaya

Papaya is rich in beta-carotene, which turns into vitamin A in the body. These regenerate skin cells. Note that all scrub masks contain papaya enzymes. But when eaten, papaya enzymes cleanse the digestive system, and brightens the eyes and skin.

5. Sauerkraut and Probiotic Foods

Probiotics is the secret to vibrant skin, as well as healthy digestive tract. It also helps to make vitamin B, which helps in energy and beauty. For a probiotics-rich dish, mix steamed rice or quinoa, steamed vegetables, and some sauerkraut.

6. Pumpkin Seeds

A handful of pumpkin seeds is full of vitamin B and biotene, which are essential in making healthier hair, nails, and skin. These are the two ingredients you will always find in Hair, Skin, and Nails supplements. Pumpkin Seeds are also rich in zinc, which if lacked, can result in acne. You can add pumpkin seeds to your favorite yogurt, salad, rice dish, or fish.

7. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds contain remarkable amounts of essential fatty acids which nourish the skin and the scalp. They also contain antioxidants that protect skin against free radicals. Leave it soaked in water for before eating.

8. Cabbage

Cabbage is a beauty food that often go unnoticed. It is rich in fiber and sulforaphane complex, which has antioxidizing effect of preventing aging. Also rich in vitamin C. Eat more purple cabbage as salads.

9. Lemon

Start your day with a hot cup of water with lemon. Vitamin C takes tiredness away, and you can start your day with replenishing your body with moisture. Enzymes in lemon make your body tissues younger and helps to protect collagen in your skin.


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      Derrick Bennett 5 years ago

      Thanks I justed learned somthing today.