Top Foods to Help your Skin Glow

Dermatology Skin Care | Detroit MIWith summer comes major holidays, vacation, beach time, or just some much needed time off.  As the heat increases, don’t forget to care for your skin. To help enhance your complexion this summer, load your meals with these tasty superfoods.


Do you suffer from flaky or red skin? Cherries can do the trick by providing your body with high levels of Vitamin C that help improve collagen. This high source of potassium will aid in maintaining skin hydration and give you a subtle summer glow.


Sun damage and environmental pollutants can cause lines, dryness, skin roughness, and dark spots. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that can help shield the skin from these dangers.


This trace mineral can fortify connective tissues like tendons, hair, muscles, nails, cartilage, and ligaments. It is also vital for skin elasticity and health. To get your daily dose of silica, try strawberries, garbanzo beans, mango, asparagus, cucumber, or celery.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a versatile substance because it can be used externally to help diminish wrinkles and internally to help enhance skin tissue. Not only does it hydrate, but it also aids in rebuilding damaged connective tissues that are typically the cause of wrinkles. Coconut oil has become one of the latest food trends over the past few years, so be weary of cheap brands that won’t deliver the punch you need. Look for organic extra virgin coconut oil and try it in a vegetable stir fry or add it to a summer smoothie.

Green Tea

If summer brings on allergies and puffy eyes for you, be sure to add green tea to your diet. Green tea is a rich source of quercetin, a significant source of antioxidants that help guard against free radical damage and fight anti-inflammatory effects. Blackberries and blueberries are also excellent sources in quercetin.


This antioxidant-packed mineral acts as a skin protectant by guarding against sun damage and slowing down aging. Foods with high selenium content include brown rice, Brazil nuts, garlic, pastured eggs, and wild salmon.

Schedule a Consultation

To find out more about how to improve your skin this summer and all year round, schedule an appointment with Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery. Call our office today at 248-357-5100.

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