Here at 55andProud.com, I’m committed to bringing you the best in skin care advice. I’ll let you know what works and doesn’t work. And what works is taking care of your skin from the inside, meaning feeding it nutrients that will help reduce wrinkles and keep skin as firm as possible. You can slather on the most expensive skin creams and serums, but if you don’t take care of your skin by cultivating good health habits the best skin care products won’t give you the skin glow you’re after.

Many vegetables contain valuable nutrients that give your skin much needed support to stay firm and clear. So come with me as I take you on a tour of the produce section and help you feed your skin with these four nutrient dense vegetables.

Beets

The more antioxidants you have in your body, the more your skin will glow. And beets are full of them, especially anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that prevents the appearance of wrinkles. Your skin will glow with health if you eat beets regularly. Boil them and top a salad with this yummy veggie.

Carrots

Carrots are high in beta-carotene, which the body converts to Vitamin A, making them a must-eat vegetable in your daily diet. Carrots give your skin a glow due to their high Vitamin A content, and they also fights wrinkles and improves the quality of your skin. Smoothie or juices are two great ways to get all the benefits of carrots.

Sweet Potato

Anti-inflammatory in nature, sweet potato has high Vitamin A content which helps fight acne-causing bacteria, in addition to substantial Vitamin C to further improve skin tone, heal acne and stimulate collagen production. This comfort food works hard to keep your skin clear and firm, and it tastes delicious, too!

Tomato

Technically, the tomato is a fruit, but since it hangs out with the other vegetables in recipes, we’ll keep it on our best vegetable list. If your skin needs a boost from within to look fresh and youthful, look no further than the bright tomato. Tomatoes are rich in an antioxidant called lycopene, which has serious anti-aging and skin protective properties, meaning it boosts your skin’s natural sunscreen.