Healthy Food for Healthy Skin


Your skin is a direct reflection of everything you put on and into your body.

Since you are what you eat and we’re all about a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle, these are a few of our favorite (healthy!) foods for healthy skin*:

  • Almonds. A handful a day keeps the wrinkles at bay! Almonds are packed with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to protect against free radicals while preventing premature aging.
  • Avocado. A rich source of Vitamins C and E, lutein and good-for-you fats that provide anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits. It’s a go-to for a boost in the glow department.
  • Blueberries. More than a few of our MB estheticians don’t start their mornings without a serving (or two!). Blueberries are said to be the greatest food source for antioxidants – they offer anti-aging prevention that’s too good not to try.
  • Carrots. Made famous by a certain beloved cartoon bunny and renowned by the generations of mothers telling their children that carrots are good for the eyes. But know this: carrots are great for your complexion. Incorporating carrots into your diet is said to not only help clear breakouts, but also help stimulate collagen synthesis – all thanks to the high Vitamin A and C content in carrots.
  • Green Tea. So it’s not a food, per se, but it’s the antioxidant powerhouse of all drinks (second to water). It’s also a diuretic, meaning it can help flush out toxins for a clearer, healthier complexion over time.
  • Oranges. Yet another antioxidant-rich food. A high Vitamin C content means a helpful boost in neutralizing free radicals and helping collagen production.
  • Salmon. Our diets are often lacking in omega-3 fats (but overcompensating in omega-6 fats). This imbalance leads to inflammation that later blocks pores and triggers overproduction of oil. Because salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, this fish is said to be one of the best foods for helping prevent breakouts.
  • Spinach. It’s not called a superfood – or a favorite of Popeye – without reason. Loaded with minerals and antioxidants, this leafy green is high in the Vitamin C needed for collagen and elastin production.
  • Walnuts. For a dewy, hydrated glow, walnuts are your go-to because of their high Alpha-Linolenic Acid content. They’re also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.

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*Consult with your doctor before making any dietary changes. 

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Author: Kimberly Yang

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that skin care is paramount, green tea is everything, and the Internet rules all (typical Gen-Y philosophy; if it wasn't 'grammed, it never happened). Also pertinent: writer, content creator, national sales director at Mario Badescu. For more about me, visit my Google+ page.


  1. This is definitely a great post. It’s important to watch out what we eat. Probably it won’t do anything inmediately but results of our bad habits will come up in a long run, everytime we get older. If you’re not accustomed to eat healthy food, you can start drinking water daily. At least you’re start one step at a time.

  2. Excellent reminder for us all. It is true that ‘we are what we eat’ and our eating habits ultimately express themselves in our skin (among other places).

  3. Great to know that there are healthy foods for healthy skin. Keep posting

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  9. Hey Kim, I really loved your list! I read from that I should actually eat more which really surprised me. Well, that’s more healthy foods in the sense. I’m definitely including your list to my diet.

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