Research on the best foods for healthy skin is limited. Still, antioxidant-rich foods seem to have a protective effect for the skin.
Consider these skin-friendly foods:
- Carrots, apricots, and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables
- Spinach and other green leafy vegetables
- Beans, peas and lentils
- Salmon, mackerel and other fatty fish
Some foods seem to be associated with skin damage. For example, a diet high in processed or refined sugars or other carbohydrates and unhealthy fats promotes skin aging.