Food for Skin and Why
You had to know we couldn't talk about face foods without mentioning avocados. This creamy, green is abundant in essential oils that nourish your skin, inside and out is especially important for skin, and is found in abundance in avocados. As an anti-inflammatory, niacin soothes irritated skin and can calm red, blotchy skin. One avocado has 3.8 mg niacin 27% of your daily need.
Mangoes have more than 80% of your daily requirements for vitamin A, which is why they're such a great face food. Vitamin A maintains and repairs skin cells; a deficiency will result in a dry, flaky complexion.As an antioxidant, vitamin A also fights free radical damage that can prematurely age the skin. And with fewer than 70 per serving, this succulent is the perfect pick for your figure, not just your face.
Not only is it a gorgeous shape for your eyes, almonds are also great for your complexion. With 150% of your daily need for vitamin E, it's no wonder that getting a bit nutty is good for you.
4. Cottage Cheese
Dairy isn't just good for your bones, it's great for your face, too. But it's the selenium in cottage cheese, not the calcium, that has us really going wild for these creamy curds. Selenium, an essential mineral, teams up with vitamin E as a powerful free radical-fighting antioxidant duo.
Plus, it's been touted to protect against skin cancer and even fight dandruff.
5. Acerola Cherries
6. Oysters Zinc not only helps clear up acne, it can also help boost elastin (the skin's elastic protein) production with the help of vitamin C.
7. Baked Potatoes
This fungi isn't just for shish kebabs and stir fries; it's also rich in riboflavin, a B vitamin that's vital to your skin. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is involved in tissue maintenance and repair, but actually goes beyond basic skin care to improve skin blemishes caused by rosacea. This vitamin is so important for skin repair that the body will use up large amounts after sustaining a burn or wound, or undergoing surgery.
9. Flaxseed Oil
10. Wheat Germ
Don't let the "Germ" scare you it's actually just the embryo within a grain of wheat, and it's very nutritious. Wheat germ is a good source that is crucial to skin health. Biotin is so important to skin that a mild deficiency can actually cause dermatitis, a skin condition characterized by itchy, scaly skin. Sprinkle wheat germ on yogurt for a tasty way to get more biotin in your diet.