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By Dr John Barnett


Nuts and seeds are laced with anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and acne. Almonds are especially good for your skin, as they contain magnesium, Omega 3 fatty acids, and Vitamin E, which help to reduce stress hormones that often cause breakouts.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate not only contains a huge dose of antioxidants, but the cocoa flavonoids in the chocolate are associated with more hydrated and softer skin.


Salmon contains a lot of Omega 3 fatty acids, which aids in making skin look silky smooth and provides a healthy coating of moisture, reducing redness, acne, and any inflammation. This really is a skin super food.


This tropical Hawaiian fruit contains high levels of Vitamin A and C, which are an important part of the collagen formation process and makes skin look radiant and youthful.


Berries are very nourishing to the skin and help to fight signs of aging. These can all help your skin as they contain anthocyanins, a pigment that has been found to strengthen collagen fibers.


Already known to b a super food, kale can also give you great skin on top of all of its other super powers. Kale contains a heck of a lot of Vitamin A, which prevents skin diseases and helps repair dry and damaged skin. It also contains a high dose of Vitamin K, which can relieve discoloration, especially underneath your eyes. The Vitamin C in kale (it has just as much as citrus fruits) also eliminates sun damage.


This sweet fruit is also rich in beta-carotenes, which means it will richen the color of your skin naturally — no self-tanner needed!


Carrots are rich in beta-carotenes, a protein that naturally warms up the color of your skin. However, eating too many carrots can cause an unsightly skin discoloration called carotenemia, so enjoy them in moderation.

Olive Oil

Olive oil has great benefits for your skin, as it delivers a healthy dose of antioxidants and can cleanse and exfoliate your face simultaneously, leaving your pores unclogged and your skin moisturized.


The health benefits of lemons have long been praised, and you can now add skincare to that ever-growing list. Lemons contain high levels of Vitamin A, which aids in melanin production.