22 Foods Dermatologists Say to Eat for Better Skin

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I always can tell just by looking at my skin that I need to step up my diet game. When I see a blemish pop up or a rash-like patch of pimples (cute, I know), it’s usually a sign that I’ve indulged too much on coffee, alcohol, or eaten one of the 20 Foods That Age You 20 Years. Guilty.

This made me reverse the situation though and ask a logical but overlooked question: If what we eat shows up on our skin, then which foods will help us look 10 years younger or solve pimple problems faster than some Cetaphil?

So, I asked the skin pros to share their go-to foods for boosting collagen, fighting wrinkles, and in general, giving you a healthy glow. Incorporating these foods into your dietary routine can help you skip the Valencia filter and be straight up #IWokeUpLikeThis. After you find your new skin solutions below, make sure you find out.

Salmon is rich in antioxidants that calm inflammation, says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “The free fatty acids serve as building blocks for healthy skin cells.

” How, exactly? “Since our bodies don’t have the ability to produce the fatty acids, [eating them] helps reinforce your skin’s barrier, and keeps moisture in and irritants out,” adds Dr. Leslie Baumann, certified board dermatologist and Founder of Baumann Cosmetic&Research Institute. She recommends eating wild salmon over farm-raised for an optimal dose of omega-3s.

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