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Home Skin Care Fantastic Foods to Help Your Skin Look Radiant

January 30, 2019

Skin care lone tree co | emmett plastic surgeryIn addition to visiting Emmett Plastic Surgery this New Year, add these foods to your diet for a more radiant look.

Yellow or Red Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are an extraordinary source of beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Bell peppers are also an excellent source of vitamin C, which is needed to create collagen. Collagen keeps the skin strong, firm, and supple. Who doesn’t want more of that?! One study showed a connection between women who ate a lot of vitamin C and a decrease in dry and wrinkled skin.


Broccoli is full to bursting with all sorts of minerals and vitamins. In addition to zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin A, it also contains lutein. Lutein is a carotenoid that helps shield the skin against oxidative damage. In other words, it helps stop the skin from drying out and wrinkling.


Tomatoes are a top source of vitamin C and contain carotenoids that protect the skin from wrinkling and sun damage.


For women who are postmenopausal, soy can enhance skin dryness while increasing collagen production to help keep your skin strong and supple. Soy also contains isoflavones which are a category of of plant compound. This compound has demonstrated an ability to diminish wrinkles and enhance collagen production.

Dark Chocolate

If you needed another excuse to eat chocolate, here it is: cocoa powder is high in antioxidants and can help your skin look and feel more hydrated and supple. These antioxidants may also aid in protecting your skin against sunburn while improving hydration, blood flow, and skin texture.

Fatty fish

Herring, salmon, and mackerel are fantastic sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are so important to skin health that a deficiency in them can create dry skin. In some studies, taking fish oil supplements was linked to the body’s ability to fight autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

Arrange your appointment

For more ideas on how to improve your look this New Year, contact Emmett Plastic Surgery today. You can reach our office by calling 303-955-7545. We offer a variety of services including Botox, Kybella, body sculpting, and facial surgery.