What to Eat If You Want Better Skin, According to a Celebrity Chef

Welcome to our series #CartedByT30, where experts, influencers, and anyone who just really knows how to nail down a grocery list show us exactly what goes in their carts each week. Tune in to our Instagram Story on Sundays to walk down the aisles with them, and then shop out the products here. This week, celebrity nutritionist Serena Poon shares all the foods she eats to get healthy, glowing skin.


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Hi! My name is Serena Poon, and I'm a celebrity chef, nutritionist, and Reiki master based in Los Angeles. Today, I'm excited to show you my Sunday shopping list as I prep out for my week! I usually try to get my produce at farmers markets to support our local farmers, but since there are Whole Foods available everywhere across the U.S., I decided to get my shopping done here where you can find most of the same items near you. I have a photo shoot later this week, so today I'll be prepping out my Luminous Elixir and some healthy snacks to cleanse and get my skin glowing and camera-ready. I'm excited for you to follow along!

1. Organic Tuscan Kale

2. Organic Romaine Lettuce

3. Organic Hot House Cucumber

4. Organic Italian Parsley

5. Celery

6. Spinach

7. Avocado


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I always have organic avocados on hand in my kitchen. It's an absolute favorite fruit of mine because it's not only delicious, but it's also bursting with nutrients! Avocado is great for the skin as a food and as a topical application. The healthy fats, in particular the oleic acid and linoleic acids, provide deep moisture for the skin cells and keep sebum from the sebaceous glands balanced to prevent acne breakouts. Essential vitamins like A, B, C, and E are key nutrients in avocados that provide protection and combat UV damage to help maintain that natural glow. Use the following ingredients to make one of my favorite healthy snacks: guacamole!

8. Lemon

9. Berries

In case I need a little bit of sweetness for my palate, I love choosing these berries for their low-sugar, high-nutrient, and antioxidant values. They're like nature's candy.

10. Nuts


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I use these nuts for soaking and making nut milks for the week. I set aside some for snacks as well.

Next up: The 20 Healthiest Vegetables You Can Eat, According to Top Nutrionists.

This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.


This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.