However, before we dive right in, it's important to know why our skin isn't naturally radiant. Knowing that may give us some perspective that allows us to stop our skin from looking dull and uninspiring. 

First off, as we age, our skin naturally gets thinner and more elastic. When this happens, they are more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Another thing that may make your skin more susceptible to wrinkles is excessive drinking, smoking, and sun exposure. If that sounds like you, well, you should probably not be surprised if your skin isn't radiant. 

The good news is that our skins don't always have to be that way. With a good diet, everyone can look radiant— irrespective of age group. Here are some of the foods you should be trying if you want your skin to look and feel better. 


Given that protein is one of the building blocks of skin tissue, you shouldn't be surprised to see it at the top of this list. 

Protein sources include meat, eggs, and fish. These foods produce the amino acids (or you may know them as the building blocks of life) that allow you to make collagen, an important substance that makes your skin strong. 

It's not easy to choose the right sort of protein for you, as you have to consider your allergies, tastes, and even ethics. 


Nuts may not be the most attractive class of food, but if you want radiant skin, you'll have to suck that up and start eating them. 

Nuts like walnut, hazelnut, and even seeds like flax seeds are essential as they keep us well-oiled. These nuts are also decent sources of vitamin E, which helps block your skin from the hazardous rays of the sun. Vitamin E also keeps the skin soft or supple, so you can never have enough of it.

Low-GI (Glycaemic Index) Foods

Sometimes spikes in hormones can leave our skin looking terrible— but that can be managed. Low-Gi foods are foods like whole grains that are great sources for the trace mineral silica. Silica is great for healthy hair, nails, and, most importantly, healthy skin. It also helps fight against spikes in hormones that negatively affect our skin.


Salmon, Mackerels, and Trout contain a lot of "good" fat, not the cholesterol that leads to heart disease and obesity. This sort of fat is vital to the skin, as it helps it look plumper and smoother. Since the last thing you want is your skin looking stretched out, you should eat plenty of fish with this kind of fat in abundance. The healthy oils from these meals are the best moisturizers you can get, as they will help you keep your skin supple and smooth. 

Brightly Colored Vegetables

Several studies have shown that brightly-colored vegetables are great for your skin. These studies found that carotenoids, the antioxidants in brightly-colored fruit and vegetables, can reduce our skin's sensitivity to the sun. 

What To Avoid

It is great to eat good food, but it's also great to avoid eating bad food. If you want your skin to glow and be radiant, avoid eating sugar or refined carbs. Also, avoid bad fats from processed meals. Another thing you should avoid drinking in excess is alcohol. Alcohol is a stress accumulator that can make you feel stressed, thus destroying your skin.