This Article Has Been Medically Reviewed By

Dr. Jennifer Emmett, M.D.

Home Medspa Five Fabulous Foods That Will Help Improve Your Skin

August 30, 2018

Skin care lone tree co | emmett plastic surgeryAt Emmett Plastic surgery we offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments to help you feel and look wonderful. As part of looking your best, eating the right foods can also benefit your skin! During your next grocery store visit, pick up some of these skin enhancing foods.

Sweet Potatoes

Who knew such a tasty vegetable is also extremely good for your skin and your health? Sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A when ingested. Sweet potatoes also contain antioxidants that help shield your skin from the sun and prevent cell death. Sun damage typically leads to dry and damaged skin, so pack up on the sweet potatoes!

Red and Yellow Bell Peppers

Bell peppers, like sweet potatoes, also contain a fantastic amount of beta-carotene. Bell peppers also happen to be an incredible source of vitamin C. This is important because vitamin C plays an integral role in creating the protein collagen. College, of course, stops the skin from sagging and helps it remain strong and firm.


Broccoli is completely packed with all sorts of goodness including zinc, lutein, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Broccoli also contains sulforaphane, which is a protective compound used against sun damage. It works by incapacitating free radicals and enhancing the body’s protective methods.


Tomatoes are a phenomenal source of vitamin C and the carotenoid, lycopene. These specific carotenoids shield the skin from the sun’s harmful rays, thus reducing the chance of wrinkles and skin damage.

Dark Chocolate

We’re talking about DARK chocolate, not milk chocolate. The higher the cocoa content the better. Cocoa includes special antioxidants that may be able to protect against sunburn. These antioxidants can also help reduce the formation of wrinkles and improve skin thickness and blood flow.

Arrange a consultation

For more information about how to improve your look this season, don’t hesitate to call Emmett Plastic Surgery immediately. We provide a variety of proven procedures and treatments to help you regain your confidence and look your best. Call our office located in Lone Tree, Colorado, at 303-955-7545.