Eat These 4 Foods For Clear, Glowing Skin

Skin Consultation is a series, on Reena’s Edit, all about skincare. We will cover product recommendations, daily routines, proper skin care, and the newest research for bettering your skin. Taking care of your skin is more important than covering it up.

Supplements are a great way to get all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs, but we cannot solely depend on them. Your body is meant to break down your food and take the nutrients we need out of the food. There is a saying “You are what you eat.” We all want to be healthy as well as healthy-looking, and a big role in this matter is the food we digest. Here are 4 foods you should eat to help maintain clear, glowing skin.



Pistachios contain vitamin E. And vitamin E works to reduce inflammation, it helps minimize oil production, freeing up pores and preventing oil buildup. This helps to prevent acne. Try pistachio oil for sauce or vinaigrette (it’s not the best for cooking). Pistachio oil’s high levels of Vitamin E also help to improve the skin’s elasticity, which helps block fine lines and wrinkles from forming. 



Avocados can be eaten in salads, on toasts, in smoothies, and in many more delicious ways. For your skin, avocados keep your skin plump and moisturized. How? Eating avocados weekly may help with an exfoliation from the inside. The antioxidants and minerals present in avocados are known to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and exfoliate the skin all from within.



These berries contain tons of antioxidants like anthocyanins and aid in collagen production. A diet rich in antioxidants can decrease mild to moderate acne. These antioxidants help the skin fight the effects of free radicals, reducing damage to the skin cells. Just to clarify, free radicals are thought to have a major role in the aging process.



The antioxidants in dark chocolate improve blood flow to your skin, but also eating a small portion can protect your skin against sun damage. How is this possible? “Cocoa, or dark chocolate, contains 4 times as much phenols and catechins as tea — antioxidants that protect our skin from sunburn and skin cancer,” says Frank Lipman, MD, founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, who recommends fitting 2 ounces of dark chocolate into your daily diet.


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