Vegan diet for hair and skin

Going vegan is a process, but once you’re in you start to notice a range of benefits.

Despite healthy weight loss, as well as other benefits, the vegan diet is also effective for maintaining healthy hair and skin.

Firstly, it’s important to distinguish the difference between vegan and plant-based. In this article we’ll mainly be following the fundamentals of a whole foods plant-based approach, for most of these points to make sense.

Can a vegan diet improve your skin

A vegan diet can improve your skin, considering dairy, an animal product, is a key contributor to acne in those aged 7-30, studies show.

Cutting out dairy alone, as well as ridding your body of excess animal fat, is a surefire way to improve your skin through diet.

Why do vegans look younger

Research shows that a plant-based diet rich in fruits and vegetables, rich in antioxidants can help to reverse the ageing process, by getting rid of free radicals.

Raw vegans specifically look younger than they are, simply because they have a diet rich in raw vegan nutrients, antioxidants, with enzymes in tact unchanged by cooking.

Can a vegan diet improve hair health?


A balanced whole food plant-based diet with the necessary supplements (such as b12 and vitamin D), can be great for hair health.

Just ensure you keep it balanced, and have a solid foundation of nutrition coming from your diet. That way you can maintain and even improve hair and skin health as a result of your efforts.

Vegan foods good for hair & skin skin

Before going straight into it, let’s break down the key components to hair & skin health. Firstly, we’ll cover the antioxidant-rich foods, such as vitamin E for anti-ageing and getting rid of free radicals; Then, we’ll cover biotin rich foods, essential for maintenance of healthy skin.

Vegan antioxidant rich foods

Sweet potato

Vegan biotin rich foods

Sesame seeds/tahini
Sunflower seeds

Other nutrients key for hair health include iron, zinc and protein, which each have separate posts breaking those foods down further!


Hopefully this gave you some insights into the vegan diet and how it can benefit skin and hair health. If you love this post, be sure to bookmark for future reference, share with another vegan friend, or even drop a comment with your thoughts.

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