How Do You Feed Your Skin?

Research on the best foods for healthy skin is limited. Still, antioxidant-rich foods seem to have a protective effect for the skin.

The sugar in your blood likes to bind with the proteins that keep your skin firm and smooth.



If you eat too much sugar, you can get:


Most liquids -- not just plain water -- help keep skin hydrated. Nearly 90% of both orange juice and milk is water.

You have to drink a lot of water to keep your skin healthy.

Drinks with caffeine and alcohol don't work though. Both can pull moisture out of your body.


What could trigger an acne breakout?

White rice

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Foods with a lot of simple carbs like white bread, white bagels, corn flakes, cooked spaghetti, and even raisins kick your blood sugar up quickly. That triggers your body to make more insulin, a hormone that pumps up the production of oil, which can clog your pores and lead to pimples.

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When you're vegetarian or vegan, your skin tends to be:

More dry


To make your skin less oily, eat more:

Cantaloupe and butternut squash

More vitamin A in your blood means less of your skin's natural oils, known as sebum. Butternut squash, cantaloupe, carrots, green leafy vegetables, mangoes, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes are rich sources of it.