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How To Achieve Brilliant Skin? Eat More Salads!

Medically reviewed by Martha Juco, MD · Aesthetics

Written by Hello Doctor Medical Panel · Updated Feb 28, 2023

How To Achieve Brilliant Skin? Eat More Salads!

Eating salads is not just good for weight loss, it’s actually great for when you want to achieve youthful, healthy, and brilliant skin! The mix of vitamins and minerals complements your body processes that help fight free radicals as well as those that are responsible for repairing skin.

Is eating salad every day good for you?

That’s a definite yes! They offer huge nutritional benefit, plus they help you look and feel more youthful! You may have heard of kale, spinach, beet greens, and the different lettuces as great sources of vitamins and minerals. But in the Philippines, we also have our superfoods like malunggay, kangkong, and other native veggies.

Top veggies for healthy, brilliant skin


Malunggay is a well-recognized superfood that is rich in Vitamin (which is great for eyesight) as well as vitamin B, C, D, and E. It is known to help improve one’s complexion and appearance.


The Savoy kind has leaves that are wrinkled. In addition to being healthy for the body, spinach is also beneficial for the skin, hair, and eyes. Spinach is a good source of vitamin B, as well as other essential vitamins like vitamins A, E, K, and C that assist in treating various skin conditions and which enhance the texture of the skin.

Bok choy

The crisp leaves taste similar to celery. Vitamin C, an antioxidant known for battling free radicals, is present in bok choy. It can assist in lowering the harmful effects of sun exposure, tobacco consumption, and pollution. Additionally, vitamin C contributes to the body’s normal collagen production and may help prevent skin-aging symptoms like wrinkles and fine lines.


Broccoli is rich in zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin A, which are great for improving skin health. It also contains lutein, which has antioxidative properties that help prevent dry and wrinkled skin. Sulforaphane is also present which protects the body against sun damage. In one study, sulforaphane was found to provide protection for up to 48 hours and helped maintain collagen levels in brilliant skin.

Is green salad good for skin?

The nutrients in salad  can reduce the appearance of dark under-eyes, smooth skin, and prevent wrinkles and drooping by acting as natural sunblock.

  • Salad helps hydrate. Water helps the body’s detoxification process by expelling toxins through the skin and urine, leaving the skin smooth and healthy. It’s important to note that toxins are the main cause of dull skin and bacterial skin infection.
  • High utrient value: Almost all salads are eaten raw, so you retain all the nutrient, which would be typically lost during the cooking process. The nutrients in vegetables have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which are important in maintaining brilliant skin health.
  • Salads activate collagen. Collagen is already present in the body and is activated by the nutrients in vegetables. Eating greens is important to keep the skin youthful and free from wrinkles, as well as to clear and reduce any dark circles under the eyes.
  • The skin needs oils to stay moisturized, healthy, and hydrated. Natural oils used in salad dressings have a special anti-inflammatory function that soothes the scalp. Walnut, hemp, and pumpkin seeds are some of the sources of safe skin oils that can be used as salad dressings. Whole grain cereals and vegetables contain good fat; good dressings also provide additional foods to the diet.

Is green salad good for hair?

Apart from improving skin’s appearance, green leafy vegetables are a good source of iron, which is crucial for healthy hair growth. Hair loss is due to the reduced amount of oxygen and nutrients that reach the hair roots and follicles, which inhibits hair growth and weakens your strands.

Key Takeaway

Incorporate more greens into your diet via healthy, delicious salads! These not only help improve the skin texture and color – brilliant skin, anyone? –  they contribute greatly to your overall health and wellbeing. Eat green!

Learn more about Skin Health here


Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Medically reviewed by

Martha Juco, MD


Written by Hello Doctor Medical Panel · Updated Feb 28, 2023

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