What Foods Are Good For Your Skin?

What Foods Are Good For Your Skin?

Alam Lejis, Staff Writer

If one were to walk in halls at CLC during the passing period, it’s certain that they would hear people exclaiming “Oh my gosh, I’m breaking out!” or “Is it noticeable?” while pointing to a zit on their forehead. For the most part, it’s definite that many students are worried about the health of their skin and are willing to do anything to make it ‘clearer.’ What many seem to not understand is that one of the most imperative steps for healthier skin is in what we eat. Although there are some foods that are proven to help the skin, no one’s skin is the same and it is possible that some people’s skin might react differently, but without a doubt, here are some foods that can help your skin become healthier.



From blueberries to strawberries or even raspberries, berries are packed with antioxidants which are useful in combating free radicals, a molecule that damages skin cells. In addition, berries help boost collagen production which also helps in maintaining healthy skin. Berries can easily be incorporated into one’s diet- for instance, you can have a bowl of berries as a snack or even make a berry smoothie. 



Similar to berries, avocados have antioxidants and vitamins that nourish and hydrate the skin. Applying avocados onto your skin in a facemask-type manner is also beneficial as it removes oil and dead skin cells. Avocados can be easily implemented into one’s diet such as putting it in salads or smoothies or they can just be eaten as they are with a spoon!


Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants (like avocados and berries) and omega-3 acids. These seeds help protect the skin against acne, helps reduce acne scars, and help soothe inflammation. Chia seeds can be eaten as a topping on yogurt/smoothie bowls or in chia seed pudding. (Fun fact: Chia seeds are packed with protein meaning that your stomach will be left satisfied!)


There are many vegetables that are proven to be good for your skin. Some include leafy greens such as spinach or even carrots and sweet potatoes. Eating the right amount of vegetables daily is significant not only in improving your own skin but also in helping your body maintain a healthy diet. Vegetables can easily be eaten as a snack or even as a side. 

Final Thoughts

In general, one of the most important keys to maintaining healthy skin is having a healthy diet. By eating the correct amounts of fruits and vegetables, it’s likely that your skin will begin to feel healthier and clearer.