10 Foods Which Are Great For Your Skin

I have always had good skin, good in the sense that I am not prone to acne, so no scaring or problem areas however I have always suffered with eczema. I have combination skin, mostly dry but now I live in Iceland, due to the cold, the wind and the dry air - I am very conscious of what I am doing to aid my skin. Alongside a bathroom cabinet of lotions and creams, I am trying to drink at least 2 litres of water a day and eat well. I thought I'd write out a list of '10 food which are great for your skin' as a reference guide and to help anyone suffering with their 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

Do you have any skin care tips?


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