6 Foods for Better Skin

Use food to achieve flawless skin.

By Michael F. Roizen | MD from Reader's Digest | February 2008


  • 1.

    Eggs, Legumes, Avocados, Nuts, Soybeans

    All contain biotin, an essential vitamin for fat and carb metabolism. A deficiency can lead to dry skin and brittle hair and nails.

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    It contains astaxanthin, a carotenoid that improves skin elasticity, so you’ll have fewer fine lines.

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    (from walnuts, DHA-fortified foods, even lemon-flavored cod-liver oil) Omega-3s seem to put shine in your hair and help skin look and feel young.

  • 4.

    Green Tea

    Its free oxygen radical scavengers protect against sun damage.

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    When applied topically, they help skin make more collagen and speed healing.

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    Study participants who ate tomato paste with olive oil daily for ten weeks reduced their risk of sunburn.