Beauty standards and cosmetic trends change over time, but we all know it’s what’s inside that counts. And by that we mean that what you put inside your body can affect your appearance. Eating fish has numerous health benefits, several of which affect your looks in both big and small ways. If you want to feel like the best version of yourself, here are some of the cosmetic benefits of fish.

Healthier Skin

Your skin is one of the most important parts of your body, as it protects your internal organs and is your first defense against getting sick. It’s also one of your most noticeable features, so it’s important to keep it healthy. That’s why you need fish in your diet.

Fatty fish like salmon are full of Omega-3 fatty acids that are great for getting glowing, healthy skin. They are a key factor in keeping your skin moisturized from the inside out so you don’t have to use topical creams and lotions as much. If you’re prone to acne breakouts, you might also want to eat more fish, as there have been studies linked to diet fighting acne and pimples.

We’d also be remiss not to mention that you can also find fish in makeup. Fish scales add a natural shimmer to cosmetics so it can be found in some lipsticks, eyeshadows, and nail polishes. It can also be found in shimmering shampoos, shower gels, and lotions. So even if you aren’t eating it, fish is often incorporated in beauty products.

Did you know most brands of lipstick contain fish scales?


Weight is such a touchy subject for many, and your ideal healthy weight should be discussed with your doctor. However, if you are someone who wishes to lose a few pounds or maintain a healthy weight, eating fish can help.

Fish not only have a ton of great nutrients but are low on calories, so they’re ideal for lunch and dinner entrees. Salmon, haddock, cod, tilapia, and flounder are some of the best sources of lean protein you can eat while on a diet. This helps maintain muscle mass when you’re losing weight. Fish also have characteristics that can make you feel fuller for longer. This will help you cut down on the urge to snack between meals, which is an easy way to lose weight.


We link a lot of our appearance to our hair, so naturally we want it to be healthy and strong with body and shine. Your diet can play a big part in this, as we need certain vitamins and nutrients to keep our hair follicles healthy.

Fatty fish have nutrients that promote hair growth and are a great source of protein, vitamin D3 and vitamin B, among other things. If you’re vitamin-deficient, eating more fish will get those nutrients into your body in a more delicious way than a supplement.

Beauty is subjective, but things like healthy skin, hair, and weight are generally key features we look to improve. But what’s most important is that eating healthy makes you feel better about yourself. And someone who feels good about themselves is the most beautiful person of all.