Foods to Eat for Healthy Skin


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Healthy Skin

Steven Armus earned a BA in environmental, organism, and population biology (pre-med) from the University of Colorado Boulder before he earned an MD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After serving 12 years as the president of Great Lakes Dermatology, Dr. Steven Armus founded Dermatology Consultants of Wisconsin.

Maintaining healthy skin isn’t achieved solely through regular washing and the application of skin-care products. The foods we eat are also major factors in skin health.

Olive oil, in particular, has been proven to be beneficial in maintaining proper skincare. A 2012 study analyzed the diets of more than 1,200 women and found that those who consumed more than two teaspoons of olive oil per day experienced 31 percent fewer signs of aging than those who ate less than one teaspoon of olive oil per day.

Fish with high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel, and herring, can also help keep skin thick and moist. Other foods proven to help maintain healthy skin include avocados, walnuts, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, and dark chocolate.