The best skin-loving foods to rejuvenate your skin and promote a youthful glow

The best skin-loving foods to rejuvenate your skin and promote a youthful glow

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Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 31/03/2024

- 15:34

What you eat can greatly impact your skin so stocking up on skin-loving foods will help give you a glow

The appearance of our skin is constantly changing and age, diet, pollution and sun all play a part in this.

If hoping to achieve healthy, glowing skin at any age, an expert shared some foods to add to your trolley, including nuts and fish.

Registered nutritionist Dr Lucy Williamson advised Britons to look for foods that are naturally high in skin-boosting vitamins.

This includes meals high in healthy fats and omega-3 as studies have shown this can improve hydration and reduce the signs of ageing.

High fat foods / woman in 50s

An expert shared the best foods for your skin


Dr Williamson said: "Increase your healthy omega oils, especially omega-3 and omega-7. That means enjoying more fish, one of the very best sources of omega 3, and of course plants like walnuts and flaxseed."

The expert also praised foods high in zinc and vitamin C and E as these can all help to rejuvenate skin. Zinc has many benefits but it is often credited for helping the production of collagen and elastin.

Both of these proteins help to tighten the appearance of skin and can even reduce sagging, therefore making you look years younger.

Again, nuts and fish are a great source of these nutrients. Dr Williamson continued: "There’s a new kid on the block called sea buckthorn.

"It is a bright orange super-berry packed with omega-7, vitamin C and E and fabulous for skin health.

"Zinc is another important nutrient for healthy skin - seafood, nuts and whole grains are great sources."

The expert also recommended filling up on plenty of healthy fruits and vegetables, as well as fermented foods, if looking for the best results.

She explained: "Making sure our food intake is at least two-thirds plants, and a big variety too, feeds our gut microbes with vital prebiotics (fibre).

"Fermented foods little and often like kefir and sauerkraut provide live probiotics. Looking after our gut health has a profound impact on whole health; even to the point of healthy skin."


Handful of nuts

Nuts are great for the skin


Dr Williamson added a healthy diet can contribute to a regular sleeping pattern too, stating: "Your improved sleep as a result will help skin health too."

This comes as an expert shared how to look years younger and get glowing skin in your 40s, 50s and 60s.

She credited a "must have" ingredient to look out for in skin care products that is beneficial for Britons at any age.

The expert added how skin care routines should change over the years and products that may not be necessary in your 20s should be considered in your 50s and 60s.

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