1. Fish

Try adding this lean protein to your diet for a healthy dose of Omega 3. These fatty acids aid in the production of collagen which can make your skin appear more youthful by improving its elasticity. We recommend wild salmon, as it contains antioxidants that are known to reduce inflammation. Add fish oil supplements to your vitamin intake to reap the same benefits.

2. Avocados

Avocados are a great source of healthy fats, which can help reduce skin inflammation. Additionally, they contain a fair amount of vitamin E which prevents wrinkles and vitamin C which brightens your skin. Biotin is also found in avocados and is known to keep skin nice and moisturized.

3. Walnuts

Like fish, walnuts contain  omega 3 fatty acids and can therefore reduce inflammation and prevent heart disease. Walnuts are also a good source of vitamin B, which can lessen stress and prevent wrinkles and aging in the skin. Remember to eat these nuts in moderation, however, as they are relatively high in calories.

4. Dark Chocolate

Surprised? Most people assumed that chocolate is bad for your skin. There is some truth to this, as chocolate with a high sugar content is often linked to breakouts. However, dark chocolate that has a high percentage of cacao contains flavonoids that reduce inflammation and vitamins that moisturize skin. Dark chocolate also contains minerals that can help clear eczema.

5. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin E and also contain a phytochemical called lycopene which can protect your skin from damage caused by ultraviolet rays.. Tomatoes can easily be added to almost any dish and are used in many skin-brightening face masks.


1. Fried food

Fried and greasy food items are linked to oily skin and acne breakouts.

2. Processed Sugars

Studies have found connections between diets with larger percentages of processed sugars and more episodes of acne breakouts.

3. White Bread

Refined carbohydrates are known to increase skin inflammation.

4. Chips

Chips and other salty snacks can also cause inflammation and decrease collagen production.

5. Dairy

Dairy-free diets have recently been linked to less breakouts and clearer skin.