A Lit-From-Within Glow
Ingredients: Essential Fatty Acids
The quickest way to glowy skin: moisture! Hydrated skin reflects more light. So counteract all that moisture-sucking indoor heat and dry outdoor air by upping your intake of both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Salmon and flaxseeds are rich in omega-3, and walnuts and chicken are full of omega-6. Eat up to get that glow.
A Clear Complexion
To help with acne-prone skin, you might want to take a look at your zinc intake. The superhero mineral can help combat bacteria that leads to breakouts, calm inflammation, and get that oil production under control, says Joshua Zeichner, MD, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC. To get your fill, eat a steak for lunch, pop some pumpkin seeds for a snack, then slurp down some oysters during happy hour.
Ingredients: Vitamin C and E
One of the main things standing between you and a line-free face (now and in the future): more collagen, which keeps skin plump and firm but can easily be broken down by UV rays and pollution. Eaten daily, foods high in Vitamin C (strawberries, kiwifruit, and citrus) and Vitamin E (spinach, almonds, and sunflower seeds) can help protect the collagen you have, says dermatologist Howard Murad, MD, and Vit C can even help produce more.