10 Foods Which Are Great For Your Skin

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I have always had good skin, good in the sense that I am not prone to acne so I have no scaring or problem areas however I have always suffered with eczema. I have combination skin, mostly dry but now that I live in Iceland my skin really suffers with the cold, dry climate and the wind certainly doesn't help. So I have become very conscious of what I can do to aid my skin and give it some much needed love. 

Alongside a bathroom cabinet filled of lotions and creams, I am trying to drink at least 2 litres of water a day and eat mindfully. Here are my top 10 food which are great for your skin:

  1. Walnuts: packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent UV damage
  2. Avocado: excellent source of vitamin E which is an antioxidant that helps the skin repair itself and stay soft and supple
  3. Salmon: omega-3 fatty acid source that not only helps with sun damage but also with inflammation
  4. Blueberries: a "superfood" - this fruit is packed with various antioxidants that help repair the skin
  5. Flax Seed: add to your smoothies, pancakes, breakfast cereal because it's full of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants
  6. Sweet Potato: packed with beta-carotene, an important antioxidant that is close related to retinol, arguably the most effective anti-aging ingredient
  7. Chocolate: it's been said that people who eat dark chocolate regularly have better skin texture, less redness, and better skin hydration than those who don't - but I really don't like dark chocolate :(
  8. Spinach: loaded with vitamins C, A, and E, as well as magnesium which helps heal skin damage, and it's packed with water
  9. Tomatoes: overflowing with antioxidants (most notably is lycopene) which protect the skin from free radicals
  10. Green Tea: contains two different types of antioxidants that protect from skin cancer and helps with skin elasticity

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Sonia Nicolson

Hi, I'm Sonia from Edinburgh, Scotland. I relocated to Reykjavik, Iceland back in February 2016 to live life with my Viking, Ingimar (marrying summer 2017). I blog about Design, Travel and Lifestyle and upload a weekly 'Living in Iceland' vlog every Thursday on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/soniascot