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These tasty tubers are not only delicious but they’re super healthy and are a great for dry skin remedy. “This root vegetable—don’t forget to eat the skin—packs a double dose of skin-protecting nutrients, including vitamin A and beta carotene,” says Alex Roher, MD, a physician in San Diego.
Why it works: Vitamin A aids in skin repair, while beta carotene strengthens the skin’s protective barrier, helping to moisturize and plump up skin cells.
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Why it works: “Avocados contain an abundance of vitamin E and monounsaturated fats—specifically Omega-6 fats—that keep the skin moist and prevent the skin from aging,” says John Diaz, MD, a skin health expert in Beverly Hills, California.