10 Meals for Beautiful Skin

By Holly Bieler
Updated on 11. Jan. 2021

10 meals packed with ingredients for healthy skin.

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If you're looking to improve your skin's health, it's imporant to take into account the ingredients you're feeding it. Skin is one of the body's organs that is most susceptible to diet; what you eat can greatly effect skin's brightness, texture and overall health. These 10 recipes below have been curated with ingredients that support multiple areas of skin health. Check out our full list below.

Grilled Salmon and Tomato Salad

Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to help keep the skin moisturized.

Find the recipe here: Grilled Salmon and Tomato Salad

Hazelnut and Apple Snacking Cake

Hazelnuts are a great source of selenium, a type of powerful mineral which helps counteract compounds that can lead to premature aging and wrinkles.

Find the recipe here: Hazelnut and Apple Cake

Rustic Vegetable Bake

Thanks to the flavorful mixture of fresh vegetables, this beautiful vegetarian bake is low in oil but rich in an array of important minerals that help support skin health. The tomato, eggplant, and zucchini are all good sources of vitamins C, E, and A, three of the most important nutrients when it comes to overall skin health and maintaining skin’s moisture level, texture and youthfulness. The onion also contains antibacterial and antiseptic compounds that can help prevent the skin from breaking out.

Find the recipe here: Rustic Vegetable Bake

Teriyaki Tofu Bowl

Tofu contains special kinds of protein called isoflavones, which studies have been shown can help to improve the skin’s elasticity and lessen the appearance of wrinkles.

Find the recipe here: Teriyaki Tofu Bowl

Chocolate and Fig Overnight Oats

Dark chocolate contains specific types of flavonols, or bioactive compounds, which have been shown to support overall skin health in more ways than one. Dark chocolate flavonols help improve the flow of blood throughout the skin’s layers, leading to a healthier glow, can increase overall skin hydration, and can even help protect against sun damage.

Find the recipe here: Chocolate and Fig Overnight Oats

Tomato and Avocado Salad

Avocados contain a rich cocktail of vitamins and minerals which are imperative to skin health and beauty. They’re rich in fats which have been shown to boost collagen, an imperative nutrient when it comes to skin health and texture, as well as biotin, a strong B vitamin which can help prevent dry skin, and vitamin E, which helps prevent premature aging.

Find the recipe here: Tomato and Avocado Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Green Bean Salad

Green beans are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps support the production of collagen, an important protein that plays a major role in keeping skin moisturized and elastic. Meanwhile sweet potatoes contain anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid which can help ward off blemishes.

Find the recipe here: Roasted Sweet Potato and Green Bean Salad

Salmon with Walnut Salsa

This dish is a skin-beautifying powerhouse. The salmon adds skin-beautifying fatty acids, while the walnuts are packed with antioxidants and vitamin E which can help prevent the buildup of oil on the skin as well as clogged pores. 

Find the recipe here: Salmon with Walnut Salsa

 

Watermelon and Daikon Radish Salad

Watermelon is one of the best ingredients for skin. Watermelons are about 99% water, which can help reduce water retention in the body and therefore lessen facial puffiness and eye bags under the skin. It’s also relatively low in sugar compared to other fruits, which means there’s a lower chance of it inciting glycation, the chemical process with the sugar and the body that can lead to wrinkles and less collagen in the body.

Find the recipe here: Watermelon and Daikon Salad

Steak and Avocado Sandwiches

In addition to the avocado, thanks to the steak these sandwiches are packed with zinc, a mineral with robust anti-inflammatory properties that is used to help effectively treat acne and acne scarring.

Find the recipe here: Steak and Avocado Sandwiches

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