Foods to help skin look its best








We all want to look and feel our best so it’s important to be mindful of what we consume. If you’re committed to eating healthier, you are certainly helping to reduce inflammation and free radicals in your body. The ageing process cannot be stopped but it doesn’t mean we can’t look our best well into our 40s, 50s, 60s and even our 80s. By choosing the right foods to eat on a daily basis, you’re honouring and nourishing your body from the inside out.

Here's a list of a few fruits and vegetables that can do wonders for your skin:


Citrus Fruits

Oranges, grapefruits, limes and lemons contain antioxidants that can protect your cells against free radicals. Plus they are loaded with vitamin C which helps brighten complexion, reduce signs of ageing, firm the skin, build collagen production and fight wrinkles.


Did you know that cucumbers are a fruit? They are a great source of natural hydration for the skin. Cucumber contains vitamin C and K which is all-important for the appearance of glowing skin. You can also place a slice of cucumber over each eye, as this can aid in reducing fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.


This is a great superfood that’s full of nutritional value. This vegetable is extremely rich in vitamin C, A and Zinc. It also contains sulforaphane, which helps to repair sun-damaged skin. Eating broccoli prevents skin inflammation and assist in repairing damaged tissue. It also contains lutein which helps protect your skin from pollution, dust and other bacteria that can cause your skin to become dry and wrinkled.

Sweet Potatoes

When it comes to protecting the skin from sun burn, sweet potato needs to be included in your diet as they are a great source of vitamin A. Due to its high level of beta carotene, sweet potato helps fight free radicals that can cause skin ageing. It also contains a good level of vitamin C which is vital in the production of collagen.


These juicy fruits contain essential vitamins and antioxidants along with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. They provide extra hydration for your skin, which helps it maintain elasticity.  Strawberries also contain alpha hydrox acid and salicylic acid that help to combat acne prone skin.


Avocados are high in good, healthy fats. The natural oils found in them works to keep skin moisturised and soft. Its vitamin A content restores collagen to your skin and its vitamins E and C will protect skin from sun damage. Consuming avocados on a daily basis can help to improve skin elasticity and firmness, while its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce oxidative stress. 


They are loaded with vitamins such as A, B1, B6, C and Lycopene which are essential for maintaining, nourishing and protecting the skin. Thanks to its vitamin C it can help with collagen production. The Lycopene helps repair damaged skin cells, regenerate new ones, and also fights free radicals.

 Kale and Spinach

These leafy greens are full of nutritional properties, containing lots of vitamins such as A, C, E and K and antioxidants that are skin-friendly. Studies show that people who eat two to three servings per week of dark leafy greens are less likely to develop skin cancer.

Kale and Spinach can certainly play a part in helping your skin look younger, radiant and hydrated. They also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, to keep skin hydrated, detoxify pores, reduce fine lines, and get rid of free radicals.


Blueberries are rich in vitamins A and C and also contain antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body. When consumed on a regular basis, these fruits can leave your skin feeling softer and more youthful.

 Brussels sprouts

Believe it or not, this vegetable provides high levels of vitamin C, sulforaphane, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Sprouts support collagen production, improve skin elasticity and decrease the risk of acne breakouts and other skin problems.

 Red and Yellow Bell Peppers

Peppers are an excellent source of nutrients and include vitamins C, A, B6, E, K, folate, and potassium. They are also packed with carotenoids - an antioxidant that reduces sun sensitivity and also the appearance of fine lines around the eyes.