Summer skin: 10 foods you can't miss!

It's no news that elastic, radiant and firm skin is also achieved by nourishing it from the inside out.. In summer, we are much more exposed to solar radiation and, in addition to protecting it externally, we must make sure that we are giving our skin some essential nutrients. In addition, we should always take advantage of what the season gives us and eat seasonally. Basically, it's a way for nature to communicate to us what we should eat to optimize our body at a certain time of the year.

These are the foods and nutrients to go for in these summer months - and we've included our favorite recipes too!


Studies suggest that lycopene, a antioxidant present in large quantities in tomatoes, helps to protect the skin from sun damage, which can turn into spots, wrinkles and fine lines, dry or dehydrated skin. There is a golden tip to improve the absorption of this nutrient: combine tomatoes with olive oilbecause the fat will boost its absorption. Also, don't cut the tomato into very small pieces, as the more you break up a food, the more it is exposed to oxygen, causing some vitamins to be lost.

2. zucchini

It is rich in manganese, a mineral that helps reverse sun damage, and boosts collagen production. Other foods rich in this mineral include mussels, brown rice, dark green vegetables, oysters and nuts.

Try these vegetable noodleswith extra points for the sauce, also rich in nutrients for healthy skin!

3.Red fruits

Low in sugar, high in fiber and full of antioxidants - there's no reason not to take advantage of their (short) season. They are especially rich in anthocyanin, a antioxidant with anti-inflammatory potential and naturally protects the skin from the sun. They are also rich in Vitamins A, C and E, essential for strong, healthy skin. Our tip is to fill your freezer with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries during the summer, to use them throughout the year, as the benefits are not lost.

Try it out this bowl for breakfasta collagen boost, with an extra helping of the Pure Beauty blend, or this smoothie.


Green tea, and in particular matchais very rich in antioxidants. It fights free radicals and cell damage, improves skin firmness and elasticity, reduces inflammation and boosts a clean, smooth complexion. It keeps your energy levels up, without the adverse effects of coffee (goodbye anxiety!), plus it has lots of benefits for the female hormonal system.

We have lots of matcha recipes on the blog - you can see how much we love this superfood! From the simple matcha latte, a milkshakes and even desserts!


Due to its high water content, it is the perfect fruit for summer snacks as it helps you maintain your hydration levels. In addition, it is rich in Vitamins A and C and also contains lycopenethe same compound present in tomatoes.

You can also bet on using it in your beauty routine, in our watermelon essence.


Its taste may not convince everyone, but its nutritional content leaves no doubt. Rich in potassium, copper, Vitamin C, niacin and many other minerals and vitamins essential for improve the appearance of the skin and prevent sun damage.

These beet ravioli are perfect for a light summer meal, but if you're not ready for raw beets yet, start with this soup.


The typical image from romantic comedies of women with slices of cucumber in their eyes is no accident. Cucumber is not only very rich in waterit is also a good source of Vitamin C, K and antioxidants. It helps to improve the appearance of the complexion, giving it more radiance e elasticity. It is also great for fighting dark circles e darkened skin around the eyes and relieve skin after sun exposure - just one of the many reasons for the cucumber essence to be a must have!

Cucumber is one of the ingredients of these detox ice creamsthe coolest snack for hot days!

8. nuts and seeds

Ideal for snacking on the beach, they will leave you satiated, as well as being good allies for the health of your skin, due to the content of coconut oil. healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. The Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, known to protect the skin from sun damage and preserve its elasticity; the almonds are rich in magnesium, riboflavin, Vitamin E and phosphorusimportant for reducing inflammation and keeping the skin well hydrated; the chia seeds are a boost of omega-3, super important for radiant and elastic skin. And the list goes on! So, nuts and seeds always in your summer snacks and meals. We love this chia mousse and you can use berries as a topping for even more benefits.


Its content of protein, zinc, calcium and B vitaminsmake it a good ally for healthy skin. The fact that it is fermented supports digestive healthwhich is closely linked to the health of our skin. Look for a good yogurt, organic if possible. If you don't tolerate cow's yogurt well, try goat's or sheep's. If you're vegan, look for a plant-based yogurt with live ferments and no sugar or a long list of ingredients. These detox yogurt bars are great for a summer snack!

10.Dark chocolate

Cocoa is a powerful ingredient for our skin! It is no coincidence that cocoa butter is part of the sun protection line. Its power antioxidant, regenerating e moisturizing is indisputable. O cocoa is known for fighting oxidative stressby improving mood, for having properties that naturally protect the skin from the sun and because it's... delicious? So, yes, carte blanche to eat your chocolate (always with little sugar and a high percentage of raw cocoa, for maximum benefit), whether it's summer or not. The chocolates from Beauty or Detox are a good bet, but if you feel like getting your hands dirty, you can also there's no shortage of wonderful recipes on the blog.