6 Foods for Skin Health

Diet plays a major role in your skin’s appearance. And while we are 100% in support of using products to support your skincare goals, more than cleansing, toning, oils, & serums, eating good fats makes a huge difference in achieving glowing, healthy skin.

(And are delicious to boot!)

1. Omega 3 Fatty Acids help heal and reduce inflammation underneath the skin’s surface, which speeds up healing and reduces the severity of acne. Food sources include oily fish, walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds— and itÆs one of many benefits found in all flavors of Goddess Ghee.

2. Because Coconut Oil & Butter is a saturated fat, it can help firm up saggy skin. Saturated fats are required to strengthen cell walls, and plant-based sources are the healthiest. On our shelves is the best tasting Coconut Butter ever! The Coconut Butter by CAP Beauty is found in our smoothies, stews, sauces or by the spoonful.

3. Sesame Seed Oil maintains skin flexibility by keeping it soft and supple— and heals the areas of mild acne through its extensive range of minerals and vitamins. Tahini (a paste made from sesame seeds) is an easy and delicious way to get a concentrated dose of sesame seed oil. We drizzle Japanese Pantry Black Sesame Paste on veggies and mix Seed + Mill Tahini into dressings and spread on toast with honey and cinnamon (see below).

4. Just 2 Brazil Nuts contain your daily dose of selenium. Selenium aids in the production of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione, which repairs cell damage and slows down the skin’s aging process. Selenium also supports the elasticity of our tissues and protects against sunburn and skin cancer.

5. Olives (and Extra Virgin Olive Oil) are a rich source of vitamins A and E, both of which protect the oils on the surface of your skin from free-radical damage. Olives also help strengthen connective tissues, improving skin tone and protecting against UV radiation. Olives are also naturally rich in squalane, making Graza Squeezy Single Origin Olive Oil a topical as well as a delicious ingestive. Squalene easily absorbs into the skin, keeping it moist as well as restoring lost moisture. 

6. Avocados are high in vitamin E (a nutrient that stimulates the skin’s collagen production), as well as antioxidants, which help to eliminate toxins from the body. The monounsaturated fat content in avocados can also assist in moisturizing and hydrating the skin, leaving it nourished and renewed.

Our pantry section is chock full of ninja-like ways to keep acne at bay, firm things up, soften edges, and more. Have a question? Just ask! Want an easy recipe to get yourself started?

It’s pretty straightforward. Tahini + Toast + Honey... But! Sometimes we’re craving direction and precision ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So here goes it. A breakfast favorite.
Per slice
  • 1 slice of bread, toasted (whole grain, sourdough, gluten-free…)
  • 1 Tablespoon Tahini, or to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons. Manuka Honey, or to taste
  1. Toast bread. Smear with tahini (go slow it spreads). Drizzle honey, to taste.
  2. Top with pomegranate seeds, sliced figs, &/or Peni Miris Cinnamon for a sweeter taste.
  3. Top with sliced apples & thyme, a grind of pink peppercorns, or substitute Seed + Mill Za’atar Tahini for a more savory flavor.