Eat These Foods to Keep Skin Healthy

Skin is the body’s largest organ, and the food choices we make can either help or hurt its health. Here are some common foods and minerals you can eat to help keep your skin nourished and hydrated.


The mineral selenium may help you protect your skin from free radicals that create wrinkles, dry skin, and tissue damage. Consuming selenium may even assist in preventing skin cancer. Here are some foods with high amounts of selenium:

  • Brazil nuts
  • Button mushrooms
  • Lamb
  • Oysters
  • Shrimp
  • Whole-wheat pasta

Vitamin A

Consuming vitamin A can help you avoid flaky, dry skin. Vitamin A can also help improve wrinkles and brown spots, especially if you use a skin product that includes the vitamin. Here are some foods that provide vitamin A in your diet:

  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Eggs
  • Leafy greens
  • Low-fat dairy foods
  • Oranges

Tips courtesy of WebMD[i]