The 5 best foods for your skin

They say a good defence is your best offence, and this is certainly true when it comes to your skin. Integrating certain foods into your daily diet can provide your skin with the anti-aging properties it needs to stay looking younger for longer. Here are five items to pick up on your next trip to the grocery store. They’ll help keep your skin smoother, and boost the effectiveness of your wrinkle-smoothing skin treatments, like Botox and Juvéderm.

Berries

Great in salads, desserts and easy to snack on, berries are high in antioxidants that help protect your skin against free radicals. Blueberries and strawberries aren’t just delicious – the phytochemicals present in the antioxidants protect the skin’s cells membranes building a great barrier against the environment.

Omega 3

Omega 3 works to repair membranes within the skin that have already been damaged, making it particularly good for combating sun damage. Fish is particularly high in Omega 3, but if you don’t care for seafood in the conventional sense, supplements such as cod liver oil provide the same benefits.

Green vegetables

Green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli are high in folic acid, which maintains the skin’s DNA.  Studies have also shown that those who had more green vegetables in their diet had a decreased risk of skin cancer than those who didn’t.

Avocadoes

Avocadoes are ripe with nutritional benefits and moisturizing properties. Avocado oil contains sterolins, compounds that help skin produce collagen, a great way for your skin to look young, refreshed and wrinkle-free.

Nuts

Nuts such as almonds are rich in Vitamin E, which has numerous anti-aging and healing properties for your skin. It is also a great defense against harmful UV rays, protecting your skin from sun spots and damage.

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