With busy schedules, it can be hard to follow an extensive skin care routine. Luckily there’s another way to get flawless skin, and that’s by choosing what foods to eat every day. 

Below is a guide to help you on your way to achieving radiant skin just in time for summer.


dairy product, cake, toast, bread, butter, sweet, egg yolk, egg
Megan Prendergast

Eggs: High in protein and little fat — what better way to start the day? Fatty foods are something you want to avoid because they can cause aging skin. Eggs also contain vitamin A which helps reduce dry skin, wrinkles, and brown spots. 

Almond milk: Skip the cup of dairy and start drinking almond milk. Research shows that dairy can aggravate acne, rashes, and wrinkles. Almond milk is a great alternative for your skin.

walnut, apricot pits, almond, meat, nut
Kendra Valkema

Oatmeal: To achieve healthy skin, you want to stay away from refined, sugary carbs because they produce more oil that can get trapped underneath your pores, causing pimples to form. For a low-sugar oatmeal, add fruits or natural sweeteners such as honey.

rice, muesli, sweet, oatmeal, milk, cereal, porridge
Christin Urso


spinach, vegetable, salad, lettuce, basil, relish, herb
Kristine Mahan

Spinach: Containing Vitamin C, spinach helps with skin cell growth. Because of the high water content in spinach, this helps aid your skin into looking plump and fresh.

strawberry, tomato, pepper, salad, vegetable
Sofia Gonzalez

Strawberries: They're sweet, delicious, and amazing for your skin. Just like the spinach, strawberries contain Vitamin C, which is known for fighting radicals that damage your skin cells and collagen, which can lead to wrinkles. Add strawberries to a spinach salad to give your skin a double whammy of Vitamin C.


seafood, fish, salmon
Jocelyn Hsu

Wild Salmon: This superfood does wonders to your skin. Wild salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that help keep your skin moisturized. Keeping your skin moisturized is one of the most important things you can do for your skin. 

Sweet Potatoes: You should eat sweet potatoes more often than just at Thanksgiving dinner if you want younger-looking skin. This vegetable carries an antioxidant called beta-carotene, which helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

sweet, tofu
Wallis Linker

Olive Oil: I don't know what my life was like before olive oil. I use it with everything. It is even healthy enough to eat it on its own. Research has found that the more olive oil you eat, the younger your skin can look. I suggest everyone swap out their vegetable and canola oils for olive oil. 

rosemary, oil, tea, herb, olive oil
Jessica Kelly

So there you have it. A list of foods that can help improve your skin. And hey, you might already be eating these foods without even knowing the benefits they are giving to your skin. If not, keep these items at the top of your list the next time you go to the store.