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How Water Benefits Your Skin

How Water Benefits Your Skin

Drinking water is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin in shape. It keeps your skin moist -- and that makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. It also helps your cells take in nutrients and get rid of toxins. And it helps with blood flow, keeping your skin glowing. The Read More

Foods Rich in Selenium

Selenium for Your Skin

This mineral may help protect your skin from damaged cells called free radicals. Those cells can cause all kinds of problems. Selenium may also help prevent skin cancer. You can get it from Brazil nuts, button mushrooms, shrimp, lamb, and fish like snapper, cod, halibut, tuna, and Read More

Antioxidants for healthy skin

Antioxidants for Healthy Cells

Want to prevent or slow free-radical damage, the kind that causes signs of aging like wrinkles and dry skin? Get more antioxidants. You can find them in all kinds of foods, especially colorful fruits and vegetables like berries, tomatoes, apricots, beets, squash, spinach, sweet Read More

Salmon, tuna and whole wheat: CoQ10

Fight Free Radicals with Coenzyme Q10

Your body makes a key antioxidant called CoQ10. But as you get older, you make less of it. CoQ10 protects your skin and other cells from free radicals. It's also involved in making energy and helping your cells work. Low levels of this antioxidant are linked with many age-related Read More

Vitamin A Foods: carrots, cantaloupe, milk, egg

Vitamin A for Skin Repair

Nobody wants dry, flaky skin. So grab an orange, carrot, or slice of cantaloupe. They're loaded with vitamin A. When you put it on your skin, your wrinkles and brown spots may look better. Vitamin A -- in both pills and creams -- is a common prescription treatment for acne and other skin Read More

Vitamin C foods: broccoli, mango, orange, kiwi

Vitamin C: Power Over the Sun

The sun can be tough on your skin. Vitamin C can help protect you. It also helps undo sun damage to collagen and elastin, which firm up your skin. Get vitamin C from red bell peppers, citrus fruits, papayas, kiwis, broccoli, greens, and brussels Read More

Vitamin E: seeds, almonds, olive, turnip greens

Vitamin E: Booster of Skin Health

Another antioxidant that may help save your skin from sun damage and inflammation is vitamin E. Get vitamin E from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, olives, spinach, asparagus, olives, and leafy greens.

Foods high in essential fatty acids

Get Some Healthy Fats

Omega-3s and omega-6s are good fats that help make your skin's natural oil barrier, keeping away dryness and blemishes. Essential fatty acids like these help leave your skin smoother and younger-looking. You can get them from olive and canola oils, flax, walnuts, and cold-water fish Read More

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Good Oils for Great Skin

Some oils have more than essential fatty acids. Good-quality oils like extra virgin olive oil and cold- or expeller-pressed oil are more simply processed than many other oils, and so they may have more nutrients that are good for your skin. These oils may also help lube up your skin and Read More

Green tea: antioxidant powerhouse

Antioxidant Powerhouse in a Cup

Green tea may be the closest thing to a magic potion that you can find for your skin. It helps stop inflammation, helps slow DNA damage, and can even help prevent the sun from burning your skin. You can find green tea in lots of cosmetics, but why not go straight to the source: Drink Read More

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on August 05, 2011

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