Contributing Editor: Vivian Nweze


No one wants to deal with acne, at any age, but especially not as an adult. There are a lot of reasons you can have acne past your teens, including a poor diet. To improve the texture and tone of your skin eat more of the foods we’ve listed below!



These leafy greens are high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, which is needed for proper skin health. They’re even good to use on your skin, particularly kale! Some spas offer kale facials to combat aging and brighten the skin.



Turmeric is a spice that contains a strong anti-inflammatory, is an antioxidant and a natural antiseptic. You can apply it on your skin topically as a paste or drink it in a cup of hot water as a tea.





The Omega-3  in salmon helps calm down inflammation and the Vitamin D is great for skin cell growth and repair.




These are another food that is good for your skin internally and externally. The high protein helps repair tissue and firm skin. When applied to your face in a mask, egg yolks add hydration, while egg whites help tighten your pores.



The vitamin B, E, and beta carotene in broccoli help you  get a youthful glow. The glucoraphanin helps regenerate your skin and the omega 3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatories.




The lycopene in a tomato is an antioxidant that fights free radicals in your body. They also have pore shrinking capabilities that reduce your chance for acne.




This yummy treat reduces stress hormones and encourages a natural glow. It also helps your skin stay hydrated and is high in antioxidants.



It supports firmness and elasticity in your skin! The collagen properties are also good for your hair and nails!

Other foods known to be good for clear skin include:


  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Wine
  • Cranberries
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Avocado
  • Goji berries
  • Mackerel
  • Chia Seeds
  • Green Tea
  • Kombucha
  • Brazil nuts
  • Tuna
  • Lemons
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Halibut
  • Sunflower seeds


Changing your diet will help your skin brighten from the inside out. Eat more of the above and less of foods with refined flour, sugar, and dairy.