To us a healthy, glowing complexion doesn't come from a bottle. We’re not saying they don’t help—we just see them as a topical fix. For truly beautiful skin, you’ll have to fix what’s within. And to do that, all you have to do is eat! Yes, you read right. You’ll have to eat…the right foods of course. There are certain foods that can help your skin be at its best when eaten regularly. They can help fight your complexion woes, and nourish your skin to help you get that coveted glow.

Here’s a list of the foods for glowing skin, we swear by when it comes to keeping your skin as healthy as possible.

1. Tomatoes
 

1. Tomatoes

We all want young-looking skin, don’t we? Well, tomatoes can help with that, as they contain lycopene, a phytochemical that makes them red, which helps boost collagen strength— a protein that makes skin seem as youthful as ever. Tomatoes can also help out skin fight the oxidizing effect of UV rays— skin’s biggest enemy.

2. Green tea

Green tea can work like magic! This elixir is fun of catechins, an antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of inflammation. It also helps reduce the damage done to your skin by the sun. You must keep in mind that green tea can’t be consumed like water— it contains quite a bit of caffeine.

3. Papaya
 

3. Papaya

Besides being delicious, this tropical fruit is a great way to fight a lot of skin problems. It contains a number of enzymes that help cure a variety of skin issues like inflammation, acne and blemishes. You could also apply a papaya paste to your skin if you’re looking to reduce visible pores and cleanse your skin.

4. Kale

Besides being a hipster trend, kale is also known as superfood. This leafy veggie can do wonders to your skin as it contains vitamins A,C,E, and K. Besides eating kale, you could also make a paste of it, and apply it to your skin if you’re looking to fight scars and stretch marks.

5. Almonds
 

5. Almonds

Vitamin E is a great antioxidant, and almonds are abundant in it. This vitamin majorly helps when it comes to skin damage caused by dry skin and scars, and can also help your skin fight the sun. Don’t forget, Vaseline Jelly is also abundant in Vitamin E that can especially do dry skin a ton of good.

6. Strawberries, blueberries, grapefruit, and yellow peppers

Not only are these foods a treat, but they’re also a great way to save your skin. They’re full of antioxidants, and vitamin C, and so, can help you crush anything that tries to damage your skin. Blueberries also contain prebiotics that help you reduce skin conditions caused by inflammation.

7. Salmon and other fish
 

7. Salmon and other fish

Salmon’s one of the most oft-associated foods when it comes to skin care. Rich in omega-3s, salmon helps fight premature aging, and can also help your skin look firm.

8. Dark chocolate

Who ever thought chocolate could help cure skin damage? Well, dark chocolate has proven it can! This chocolate is abundant in pre and probiotics that can help reduce skin inflammation and can also cleanse your system.