Dark chocolate helps skin stay hydrated and protects it from sun damage and, contrary to popular belief, does not cause acne.

IN PICTURES: 10 everyday beauty foods for healthy hair and skin

Oysters, soy and dark chocolate have been named as some of the most surprising everyday foods to eat in order to boast healthy hair and skin this summer.

Health and lifestyle specialists at Vivotion.com have researched the most nutritious and wholesome snacks that have surprising beauty benefits too.

Widely known as an aphrodisiac, this popular seafood is also a brilliant source of zinc. ''A measly six oysters will provide over 500% of the daily need of zinc in only 57 calories. Zinc is needed for the growth and repair of skin cells.

1. 2. Oysters

Widely known as an aphrodisiac, this popular seafood is also a brilliant source of zinc. ''A measly six oysters will provide over 500% of the daily need of zinc in only 57 calories. Zinc is needed for the growth and repair of skin cells.
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Boiled, fried or scrambled, eggs contain key ingredients to help your health. One of their most important nutrients is sulphur, which helps with everything from vitamin B absorption to liver function.'' Its also vital for the production of collagen and keratin, which help to create and maintain glowing skin and healthy locks.

2. 3. Eggs

Boiled, fried or scrambled, eggs contain key ingredients to help your health. One of their most important nutrients is sulphur, which helps with everything from vitamin B absorption to liver function.'' Its also vital for the production of collagen and keratin, which help to create and maintain glowing skin and healthy locks.
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Surprisingly, garlic is one of natures best medicines, and it helps to prevent breakouts and maintain clear skin too.

3. 4. Garlic

Surprisingly, garlic is one of natures best medicines, and it helps to prevent breakouts and maintain clear skin too.
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Tomatoes are the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. Surprisingly, lycopene is more easily absorbed by your body when the tomatoes have been cooked or processed, so stock up on tinned tomatoes and ketchup.

4. 5. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. Surprisingly, lycopene is more easily absorbed by your body when the tomatoes have been cooked or processed, so stock up on tinned tomatoes and ketchup.
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