We are in the height of winter, so most of us are indoors most of the day. This can lead to dry skin that is yearning for us to move somewhere warm and sunny until it’s over. However, the power of food is amazing. Food is medicine. It’s important to find foods that are rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, and omega-3, and omega-6.

 So what foods benefit our skin? Here are 5 foods that benefit our skin and make it healthy! 

1. Green Tea

So what’s the tea? No, literally, it’s green tea–and it is good for you and your skin. It can reduce oily skin and acne due to its anti-inflammatory components and the extract can be even applied topically. This is food that can be used from the inside and out. What is better than that?! With the cost of everything, we need to stay frugal as much as we can.  

2. Avocados

Good news if you order avocado toast at brunch…it is great for your skin! Not only are avocados a tasty addition to tacos, toast, and so on–it is a great addition to add to your diet. Avocados keep your skin moisturized, create anti wrinkle agents, and can even prevent and treat acne. There are so many benefits that can be obtained by eating an avocado, but also if it is used topically. 

3. Walnuts and Almonds

Since the two of these are so similar, we can group them as one. Both of them are high in omega-3s which is great for your skin as mentioned before. Add these into your snack packs for your lunch that you bring to work or school.Another idea is to swap your dairy milk/creamer in your coffee for almond creamer or almond milk! Do you need a recommendation for a lunch box? Check out a previous article here!

4. Oranges 

It’s been proven that Vitamin C is a great thing to have in your diet–especially for your skin health. Not only is it good for your skin, but it’s an amazing fruit to prevent aging. Adding oranges and lemons to your ice water in the morning will give you a nice boost to the day and your skin will be radiant. Staying hydrated is also another key to having healthy skin. 

SO Many Choices

It’s unrealistic to say that we have tried it all because there’s a very big chance you have not tried something yet. Open the door to all of the possibilities you need regarding your overall health. Remember that: food is medicine. With food, you have the power to fuel your body to be like the things you want to be. Take the time to try a new food for a week and adjust and your skin will be glowing in no time!