There are millions of creams, tonics and other cosmetics with expensive advertisements that can give you a radiant skin complexion. However, did you know that what you’re putting on your plate is also very important for a healthy skin?

A balanced diet, adequate sleep and hydration are vital for your health and for your skin and can significantly reduce the need for expensive skin care products.

These foods will ensure a healthy, radiant and youthful skin without costly cosmetic treatments and creams. See for yourself!

Your Skin Will Shine

Strawberries – rich in vitamin C and can defeat the negative effects of sun exposure, they strengthen the capillaries that supply the skin, help to conceal various spots on the skin and control the damage caused by the action of free radicals in the body. Strawberries also contain vitamin E which protects the skin from cell damage.

Avocado – is conducive to health, beauty and youthful appearance of the skin. It is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which act as a natural moisturizer for your skin. These fats boost your cell membranes, which help in preventing pimples and blackheads. Avocado also contains antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory effect.

Eggs – an excellent source of biotin, a critical B vitamin, which forms the basis of our skin, nails and hair. Eggs also contain selenium, which protects the skin from external damage after exposure to sunlight.

Carrots – vitamin A and high level of beta-carotene in carrots works as an antioxidant and thus prevents cell damage, formation of wrinkles and acne. Vitamin A is also essential for the prevention of dry skin.

Fish – excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Blue fish includes tuna, mackerel, sprat, sardines and mackerel and all of them are rich in selenium. As for the seafood – oysters and crabs are rich in zinc.

Water – do not underestimate the importance of hydration, because even mild dehydration can cause your skin to look dry and tired.

is a health advocate, journalist and theologian. He is an outspoken internet activist who has contributed to many magazines and web sites. After years spent in digital marketing and online journalism he became one of the founders and editors at Combining knowledge and research with facts of modern science, Alexander continues to writes about alternative medicine and health benefits of nature. Unlike most writers he strongly believes that there's no magic pill that will lead you to long term health and beauty and that without effort, there can be no gain.