Updated: Aug 24, 2019
Even if you have your daily care routine to maintain your skin, it is a fact that there are some foods that enable you to keep a clear and healthy skin.
A higher consumption of olive oil (more than 2 teaspoons a day) drives to fewer signs of aging compared to people who consume less olive oil (less than 1 teaspoon per day). Olive oil is better than sunflower or peanut oil because most of the fat in olive oil is made of monounsaturated fatty acids, which boosts skin youth. The antioxidant polyphenols in olive oil can also quench damaging free radicals.
Avocados are rich in vitamins A, D, and E, phytonutrients and good fats. They can also be used as face masks.
It is full of cocoa flavanol, a plant compound with antioxidant properties, and that helps maintaining a hydrated skin with improved blood circulation. Consumed daily, it reduces skin roughness and scaliness.
So search for high cacao concentrations chocolate, because these have less sugar, which is not good for your skin.
Rich with antioxidant (lycopene), they protect your skin from UV damage and sunburn. Consume cooked or as a paste where levels of lycopene are higher.
With high levels of beta-carotene (which makes carrots orange), it is an active ingredient in Retin-A (precursor to vitamin A). This vitamin decreases the skin’s oil production and improves psoriasis (skin disease marked by red, itchy, scaly patches).
walnuts contain a important amount of fatty acids from omega-3. One specific omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid, prevents eczema (dry and scaly skin).
It is worth mentioning green tea, which is rich with polyphenols and gives you a more elastic and smoother skin!