Healthy Living: 12th of 12 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Pomegranate

The antioxidants in pomegranate show some promise in warding off several types of cancer — possibly packing a more protective punch than red wine or green tea, according to some research. Scientists say that pomegranate may also inhibit the formation of cancer in skin cells.

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Healthy Living: 11th of 12 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Green Tea

The catechins found in green tea are powerful antioxidants that can protect your skin against sun damage and reduce redness as well as improve its hydration, thickness and elasticity.

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Healthy Living: 10th of 12 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Dark Chocolate

Cocoa contains antioxidants that may protect your skin against sunburn. These antioxidants may also improve wrinkles, skin thickness, hydration, blood flow and skin texture.

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Healthy Living: 9th of 12 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Soy

Soy contains isoflavones, which have been shown to improve wrinkles, collagen, skin elasticity and skin dryness, as well as protect your skin from UV damage.

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Healthy Living: 8th of 12 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and all of the major carotenoids, especially lycopene. These carotenoids protect your skin from sun damage and may help prevent wrinkling.

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Healthy Living ~ 7th of 12 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Broccoli

Broccoli is a good source of vitamins, minerals and carotenoids that are important for skin health. It also contains sulforaphane, which may help prevent skin cancer and protect your skin from sunburn.

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Healthy Living ~ 6th of 12 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Red or Yellow Bell Peppers

Bell peppers contain plenty of beta-carotene and vitamin C — both of which are important antioxidants for your skin. Vitamin C is also necessary to create collagen, the structural protein that keeps your skin strong.

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