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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 cells that gather free radicals. Free radicals cause signs of aging like wrinkles and dry skin, tissue damage, and probably some diseases. Selenium may also help prevent skin cancer. You can get it from Brazil nuts, button mushrooms, Read More

    Antioxidants for healthy skin

    Antioxidants for Healthy Cells

    Antioxidants are important to slowing and preventing free-radical damage. You can find them in all kinds of foods, especially colorful fruits and vegetables like berries, tomatoes, apricots, beets, squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, tangerines, peppers, and Read More

    Salmon, tuna and whole wheat: CoQ10

    Fight Free Radicals with CoQ10

    Your body makes a key antioxidant called Coenzyme Q10. But as you get older, you make less of it. It's involved in making energy and helping your cells work. You can find CoQ10 in fish like salmon and tuna, poultry, organ meats like liver, and whole grains.  If you use a skin product that has 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. You can also find it in leafy greens, eggs, and low-fat dairy foods. When you use a skin product with vitamin A, your wrinkles and brown spots may look better. Those products, 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 it 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, flaxseeds, walnuts, and Read More

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Good Oils for Great Skin

    Some oils have more than essential fatty acids. Good-quality ones like extra-virgin olive oil and cold- or expeller-pressed oil are more simply processed than many other kinds. They may have more nutrients that are good for your skin. These oils may also help lube up your skin and keep 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 Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on August 26, 2014

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