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8 Foods for Flawless Skin

By New You Editorial
Posted On Dec 18, 2013

New You Beauty Tip: Nosh on these eight foods for healthy, youthful skin.

Sick of spending hundreds of dollars on creams and serums to improve your skin? Try incorporating these eight foods into your daily diet and save your next paycheck.

  1. Canned tuna: The selenium content helps preserve elastin which keeps your skin smooth and tight. A half can a day will help keep the wrinkles away.
  2. Carrots: The vitamin A helps clear up breakouts and reduces the development of skin cancer cells.
  3. Dark chocolate:  Flavonols are antioxidants that reduce rough skin and protect against sun damage and dark chocolate is full of them.
  4. Greek yogurt: The protein found in yogurt helps skin become more smooth and firm. Eating a single serving a day can work wonders for your complexion.
  5. Sweet potatoes: Packed with Vitamin C, sweet potato consumption will smooth out wrinkles and produce collagen. The more collagen your skin has, the less creased it will look.
  6. Spinach: The folate found in spinach helps maintain and repair DNA which reduces the likelihood of skin cancer and tumors. The water content also helps to plump the skin and fight wrinkles.
  7. Tomatoes:  Lycopene helps eliminate skin-aging free radicals caused by UV rays. When heated, this veggie offers even more nutrients.
  8. Almonds: The vitamin E in almonds will help nourish your skin and protect it from the sun’s damaging UV rays. But be sure to eat them in moderation, as their calorie content is rather high.