The Healthy Skin Diet: 5 Smart Foods That Will Hydrate Your Skin

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Winter has officially arrived and our moisture-deprived skin is suffering. Although the season makes for some incredible Instagram posts, the cold weather and lack of vitamin D really puts a strain on our skin.

Our go-to method is to purchase a moisture-replenishing beauty product. But most people never consider the simpler and healthier option of changing their diet! So, if you’re ready to get super skin, try this healthy skin diet – these foods will definitely help you get perfect, hydrated skin!


1. Fish

Jam packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fatty fish like tuna, herring, salmon, and trout are perfect for retaining skin’s moisture and protecting against the cold. Although you may be inclined to eat more filling meats in winter, you can still keep your dinner substantial by making healthy fish sweet and sour or simple salmon and greens. Delicious and good for your skin.


2. Avocado 

As if we needed any more reasons to love avocados! This fashionable fruit is full to the brim with antioxidants, vitamin E, and monounsaturated fats, making it the perfect skin brightener. There’s a reason avocado on toast is so popular. Why not have avocado with a poached egg on whole wheat toast tomorrow morning? Yum.


3. Kale

Kale is packed with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and K which are great for fighting skin-damaging free radicals. It’s also got indole-3-carbinol in it, which is a scary sounding chemical that actually boosts DNA repair in cells, meaning your skin will be repaired, hydrated, and protected! Not a fan of kale salads? Try a vegan pizza with kale topping. Seriously delicious and will change your mind about healthy foods!


4. Sweet Potato 

This vitamin A-filled vegetable is celebrated for repairing tissue damage, replenishing dry skin and preventing premature aging. We already have one sweet potato and avocado recipe, which means if you decide to make the rosti you’ll be doubling up on skin-saving foods. Switch your ordinary potatoes for sweet ones and watch your skin reap the benefits. I always find, if my skin is drying out, eating sweet potatoes helps my skin to heal!


5. Dragon fruit 

Dragon fruits might look weird, but they have a sweet, understated taste. They are rich sources of protein, omega 3 fatty acids, and omega 6 fatty acids which help keep your skin and hair hydrated. They’re also loaded with antioxidants which fight the free radicals in your body and help slow down the effects of aging. Genius! Add some to a smoothie bowl or fruit salad to enjoy their full skin-boosting potential.

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  • Mila S

    If only it was that easy to find these in the winter! 🙌

    x M

  • Anika May

    This is so awesome!

    Anika |

  • Amanda-Cupcake N Dreams

    Great list! I hate how dry my skin gets in the winter and this is the perfect reminder to keep eating salmon, kale and sweet potatoes.

  • Cecil Vedemil

    I’m all about sweet potato and I didn’t know it had such benefits :) Thanks for sharing!

    xx Cecile //

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