Skin Health | Skindoc Dermatologists | Liverpool Sydney | Dr Jennifer Yip

Superfoods for glowing skin, according to dermatologist

When it comes to your skin, there’s one thing we know for sure: What you eat can have a direct impact on how you look. If you’re not specifically chowing down on superfoods for glowing skin and instead are constantly noshing on processed foods or those high in sugar and fat and devoid of fibre, it can show up in the form of dull skin, perhaps along with other issues like acne, dryness, oiliness, or dark under-eye circles.

A diet focused on high-quality lean proteins, fibre, healthy oils, raw fruits and vegetables, and spices is best for supporting healthy skin.  These foods tend to contain high-quality amino acids—the building blocks for firm skin—plus anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich ingredients that promote optimal skin metabolism and defence against environmental stressors.

One of those stressors is free-radical damage, “which can weaken your skin’s immunity and break down its metabolic functions. This causes skin to eventually become uneven, and it loses that effervescent glow we’re always seeking out.” It can also trigger inflammatory reactions that destroy collagen, resulting in thin, wrinkled, and blotchy skin.

Best foods for healthy skin:

  • Carrots, apricots, and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables.
  • Spinach and other green leafy vegetables.
  • Tomatoes.
  • Berries.
  • Beans, peas and lentils.
  • Salmon, mackerel and other fatty fish.
  • Nuts.