The Best Skin-Friendly Foods For A Glowing Complexion

Essentially - brunch is good.

Everyone knows that carrots are good for your eyes, bananas are packed with potassium etc etc… but what we really want to know: which foods are good for your skin? From spot-busting snacks to lunches that’ll prevent wrinkles, here are a round up of the best skin-friendly foods…

The best skin-friendly foods

Water

Alright so everyone already knows that the humble H2O is an actual hero for your skin. But it genuinely is. So we thought we’d reiterate that fact here.

Nettle Tea

Nettles (when they’re not stinging you) actually have really good anti-inflammatory properties. So if you’re suffering from a break-out, loading up on nettle tea could help reduce redness and swelling. They’re also great for skin conditions like eczema.

Dark Berries

The darker the berry, the higher the antioxidant. Great for spot-busting.

Tomatoes

When you cook tomatoes, the amounts of lycopene are increased. This lycopene keeps skin firm and taught by increasing circulation and collagen production.

Beetroots

Packed with vitamin A (as well as sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium AND vitamin E) beetroots are great for healing the skin

Avocado

Hallelujah! As if we needed any more reasons to munch on avos, it turns out they’re really good for improving skin elasticity. Accepting all brunch offers from here on out…

Red Peppers

Red peppers contain THREE TIMES the amount of vitamin C than oranges… and everyone knows Vitamin C is the skincare ingredient of the moment. Hello fajitas.

Kale

Of course, Mr Superfood himself – kale is jammed full of vitamins, which is great for keeping skin clear and youthful.

Mackerel (and other oily fish like salmon)

Oily fish is loaded with eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (say whuuut) that both combat acne inflammation. Again, hurrah for brunch foods!

Dark Chocolate

Oohhh yes, it’s the one you were waiting for, isn’t it? Dark chocolate (ie. anything that’s 70% cocoa or more) has a high level of flavonols – an antioxidant that is great for inflammation.