5 Super-foods that Keep Skin Looking Young

Dr, Donna Restivo

Posted on February 28 2018

While we would all love to find the infamous fountain of youth to stay looking young and radiant, there are other things we can do in the meantime. There is a very simple solution when it comes to keeping your skin looking young, and it has everything to do with what you put in your body. Here are five super foods that are proven to help you maintain a youthful glow and they can easily be incorporated into your daily diet.

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  1. While this veggie is suggested for consumption for many reasons, it is particularly good for the skin thanks to the fact that it’s packed with vitamin C, which aids in the production of collagen. As the skin’s building block, collagen gives your skin strength and elasticity, which in turn rids your face of lines around your eyes and mouth. Try one cup of fresh broccoli or a half-cup of cooked broccoli per day for a dose of extra collagen. 

  1. Blackberries and raspberries. These little bursts of flavor contain ellagic acid, which prevents against those harmful UV rays that cause wrinkles. If you add a half cup of the berries to your daily diet while continuing with a serious sunblock regimen, than you are moving in the right direction…which is away from the sun. 

  1. Wild Salmon*. We all know that moisture is key to making your skin look less wrinkled, which is why the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon are so sought after when it comes to skin care. These acids help retain the moisture of the skin, giving it that soft and supple appearance that we all strive for. This same ingredient also serves as a way to maintain the natural oils of the scalp. For softer skin, try eating 4 to 6 ounces of wild salmon, 3 times a week. 

  1. The secret ingredient in this fruit is lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps impede sun damage. It works best when cooked, so try tossing it in the oven alongside your other dinner ingredients. Your goal is to have four tomato slices a few times a week. 

  1. This powerhouse veggie contains phytoceramides, which naturally help keep your skin hydrated, ultimately freeing it from a dry, cracked appearance that can make you look more wrinkled than necessary.


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