1. Dark Chocolate

    Flavonoids (antioxidants) found in chocolate fight free radicals, and prevent skin damage caused by environmental toxins.

  2. Coffee

    Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants that helps protect against free radical damage.

  3. Walnuts

    Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic- acid, a type of Omega-3 fatty acid, that may help treat those suffering from eczema since they are often deficient in this type of fat.

  4. Lemon Zest

    Limonene, a compound found in lemon oil, helps lower skin cancer risks.

  5. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin is a rich source of beta-carotene which gets converted to Vitamin A in your body. Vitamin A keeps your eyes, skin, and mucous membranes moist.

  6. Tomatoes

    Lycopene found in tomato paste has been shown to increase your body’s natural SPF levels.

  7. Sardines

    Sardines are high in DHA (long chain Omega-3 fatty acid) which has anti-inflammatory properties. These Omega-3 fatty acids also balance testosterone levels and may bring relief to those that suffer from hormonal acne.

  8. Green Tea

    Catechin, an antioxidant found in green tea, increases blood flow and oxygen to your skin.

  9. Kale

    Kale is a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin capable of neutralizing free radicals. It's also a great source of Vitamin C necessary for collagen production.

  10. Oysters

    Oysters are high in zinc. Zinc speeds up wound healing.

 

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