It's the era of pollution, smoke, dirt, tanning and lots of germs. Undoubtedly, what gets affected the most due to all of this is our skin. Often, we use facewashes and scrubs to remove the impurities. However, we forget that these too are made up of harmful chemicals which affect our skin in the long run anyway. The best solution to having healthy skin, is using natural methods; like eating healthy.

Our diet not only results in keeping the body healthy and strong, but also keeps the skin glowing and rejuvenated. Here's a list of things that you must consume in order to have young, healthy and glowing skin for a long time to come.

1) Fruits

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Karan Kapoor

Citrus fruits like oranges and lemon are very essential for skin rejuvenation. Avocado too has a lot of healthy fats. Getting enough of these fats is important for keeping skin flexible and moisturized. Avocados also have compounds that protect skin for sun damage.

2) Walnuts

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Torey Walsh

They are a good source of essential fatty acids, which are fats that your body cannot make itself. Walnuts are a good source of essential fats, zinc, vitamin E, vitamin C, selenium and protein, all of which are nutrients that your skin needs to stay healthy.

3) Sunflower Seeds 

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Xinwei Zeng

In general, nuts and seeds are good sources of nutrients that are important for healthy skin. Sunflower seeds are an excellent example. They also contain linoleic acid, a type of fat that may prevent dry and thin skin.

4)  Sweet Potatoes

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Emma Danbury

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which acts as a natural sunblock and protects the skin from sun damage.

5) Green Leafy Vegetables

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Kristine Mahan

Spinach and lettuce are a major source of vitamins and minerals that keep our skin healthy and glowing. Broccoli too is very important for skin as it contains sulforaphane, which may help prevent skin cancer and protect the skin from sunburn.

6) Tomatoes

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Caroline Ingalls

Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and all of the major carotenoids, especially lycopene. These carotenoids protect the skin from sun damage and may help prevent wrinkling. However, to absorb the nutrients from tomatoes, make sure to pair it with cheese or olive oil.

7) Dark Chocolate

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Jeanne Kessira

Not all healthy food is boring! Cocoa contains antioxidants that may protect the skin against sunburn. They may also improve wrinkles, skin thickness, hydration, blood flow and skin texture.

8) Green Tea

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Jocelyn Hsu

The catechins found in green tea are powerful antioxidants that can protect skin against sun damage and reduce skin redness, as well as improve the hydration, thickness and elasticity of skin.

9) Water

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Julia Gilman

Believe it or not, the easiest and most obvious way of keeping your skin healthy is by drinking lots and lots of water. It helps in cleansing of pores and keeping your skin young and hydrated.

10) Eggs

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Jocelyn Hsu

Eggs offer a huge dose of proteins without a lot of fat, and that's all you need! More proteins and balanced fat. It keeps your skin wrinkle free and provides sufficient nutrition.

It's time we threw away suspicious chemical based beauty products and started eating healthy!