Foods That Soothe Sensitive Skin

Do you have sensitive skin?

Food intolerance, weather, eczema, genetics and very dry skin can actually increase your skins sensitivity. Signs that your skin could be reacting to the above may be bumps, become inflamed, flush, and have weakened capillaries that cause thread veins.

We’ve rounded up the top super foods to heal from within and assist in keeping your skin calm from the inside out.

Broccoli: This is high in an antioxidant kaempferol, which helps to stop the immune system over-reacting to allergy-related substances, which results in lesser impact and lowering the risk of inflammation.

  • Key nutrients: Sulforaphane, vitamins A, B C, E, and K, chromium, omega-3, protein, zinc, calcium, iron, selenium.

Buckwheat: Buckwheat is a good grain substitute for those sensitive to wheat or other gluten grains. It also provides the antioxidant rutin, which helps reduce the fragility of blood vessel walls.

  • Key nutrients: Rutin, quercetin, magnesium, fibre, protein.

Cacao: Just 30g of cacao contains 314 per cent of our daily iron needs. Cacao also has sulphur, which supports collagen production.

  • Key nutrients:Magnesium, chromium, iron protein, copper, calcium, betacarotene, vitamins B1 and B2, magnesium, sulphur, flavonoids, fatty acids.

Asparagus: This contains anti-inflammatory compounds which pass undigested to the large intestine where it supports bacteria associated with nutrient absorption and a lower allergy risk.

  • Key nutrients: Folate, vitamins B1, C, K, fibre, iron, calcium, saponins, inulin.

Olive oil: Try to use organic, extra virgin cold-pressed oil as this has more anti-inflammatory polyphenols that can calm sensitive skin.

  • Key nutrients: Quercetin, vitamin E, omega-9.

Summer berries: Low in sugar, yet full of antioxidants that protect the skin and blood vessels.

  • Key nutrients: Flavonoids, anthocyanins, vitamins C and E, omega-3, potassium, magnesium.

Red Onion: These are a fabulous source of the antioxidant, red onions also provide sulphur, which boosts healthy connective tissue, or collagen.

  • Key nutrients: Inulin, quercetin, flavonoids, sulphur, biotin.

Avocado: Loads of healthy monounsaturated fats in avocado. They also contain B vitamins to help calm skin.

  • Key nutrients: Lutein, betacarotene, omega-3 and -9, vitamins B5, B6, C, E, K, copper, folate, potassium.

Tomatoes: All colours supply antioxidants: quercetin calms skin, and lycopene and rutin protect and strengthen the blood vessels.

  • Key nutrients: Lycopene, lutein, betacarotene, quercetin, vitamin C.

Leafy greens: Rich in vitamins A and C, quercetin, and anti-inflammatory vitamin K.

  • Key nutrients:Fibre, vitamin C, betacarotene, quercetin, omega-3.

Peppers: These have 30 types of carotenoid, flavonoids such as quercetin, and vitamin C. They also contain sulphur, which supports collagen.

  • Key nutrients: Quercetin, carotenoids, vitamin C, B vitamins.

Green tea: This has higher levels of antioxidants than black tea, including catechins, which support collagen and elastin.

  • Key nutrients: L-theanine, catechins, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

There you have it rubies, the top super foods to include in your diet to help you heal from within. Do you have any foods that you regularly include in your diet which help your sensitive skin?

Let us know in the comments section below, you never know you might know something other rubies don’t.

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26 thoughts on “Foods That Soothe Sensitive Skin

  1. Lizemari Steenekamp says:

    Ok. So I learned quite a bit today with this information.
    I will be popping off to the supermarket 1st thing tomorrow to stock up on some of these items.
    Thank you very much for sharing ❤

  2. bongekilebeka says:

    I’ve always had sensitive skin. And I’ve struggled with spending o much money on drugstore products that sometimes made my skin worse so I’m very excited to include these foods in my diet. I also know that avoiding milk products and drinking more water can drastically change your lifestyle and skin.

  3. Sherval Fourie says:

    Thank you so much for the information it will truelly come in handy .Early this month I had my gallbladder removed and have been doing alot of research on healthy foods .I have noticed by keeping a healthy balanced diet not only does ot help health wise but on your appearance aswell.

  4. keycie says:

    Oh my word thank you so much for this! I have Keratosis Pilaris and it’s a huge insecurity of mine. I’ll definitely be eating more of these foods for my skin.

  5. natashastewart2014 says:

    I am happy to see that the bulk of these top super foods are already included in my diet😆 I don’t stick to one specific but rather a variety and that is how it ensures my skin stays perfectly subtle and moisturized😉 Thanks Rubybox for the great tips 👍