15 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin

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15 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin

Spinach

Spinach contains folate, which helps maintain and repair DNA and might even reduce your chances of cancer growth.

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Almonds

Almonds are full of vitamin E, which believe it or not, helps protect your from sun damage.

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Flaxseeds

Full of omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseeds will keep you looking young by fighting wrinkles.

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain lycopene, which helps eliminate skin-aging radicals that are caused by UV rays.

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Sweet Potatoes

The vitamin C in sweet potatoes helps produce collagen, which smoothes out wrinkles.

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Safflower Oil

Full of omega-6 fatty acids, safflower oil is the perfect natural moisturizer if you have dry skin.

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Tuna

Selenium, found in tuna, helps preserve the protein elastin, which will keep your skin nice and tight.

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Carrots

The high amounts of vitamin A in carrots will help to clear up blemishes.

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Green Tea

By releasing catechin, green tea might help protect you from skin cancer.

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Dark Chocolate

The antioxidants in dark chocolate help fight skin roughness and protect you from the sun.

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Mangoes

Mangoes also contain vitamin A and will help repair skin tissue to keep your skin looking healthy.

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Mussels

Mussels are full of iron, and without iron, your skin can turn pale and pasty.

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Oranges

Oranges are packed with vitamin C and will help protect the DNA in your skin cells. Vitamin C is also necessary for the production of collagen.

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Plums

Plums are rich in antioxidants and will help boost your complexion.

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Walnuts

Like flaxseeds, walnuts are full of fatty acids that can help prevent wrinkles.

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A healthy diet is good for your body, your mind and your skin. Eating certain foods can help to improve your skin's condition. So put down that facial peel and stop worrying about which moisturizer is best. Although those things are important, revamping your diet could render some of those techniques unnecessary.

With your diet alone, you can fight UV rays and cancer while simultaneously preventing wrinkles and blemishes. But in addition to these yummy foods, be sure to always drink lots and lots of water. One of the best ways to clear your skin is from the inside!

Check out the slideshow to see 15 foods that will help to better your skin, then check out the worst foods for your skin from our friends at StyleList.

And if you want to know other diet secrets, check out Low Calorie Diets May Not Help You Live Longer.

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