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Published on July 02, 2013

Fight Aging from the Inside: Eight Awesome Foods for Great Skin

Dean skincare pros offer advice on how to keep your skin looking young

It’s not easy to keep your skin looking fabulous. It takes hard work and a combination of the right products, sunscreens and maintenance. But, did you know that what you put on your plate can also impact that youthful glow?

The skincare pros with Dean Essentials Skin Care have some nourishing tips to keep that youthful glow.

1. Wet your whistle

The number one thing you can put into your body if you want great looking skin is H20. Drinking plenty of water will help keep your skin young and looking fabulous. Water hydrates cells and helps move toxins out and nutrients in. The more water you drink, the more you flush all the other bad stuff out of your body. Goodbye last night’s cheesecake, hello great complexion.

2. High tea? High time!

When you aren’t sipping on water, drink green tea. This beverage boasts its own supply of acne-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients (the healthy stuff from plants). Drink it warm or cold, but make sure you put it in a cute tea cup. Pinkies up!

3. Let them eat berries

Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries – whatever your pleasure, you’ll get tons of antioxidants with these tasty treasures. Eat them alone, throw a few on your morning cereal, or add them to your favorite dish to increase the health of your skin.

4. Popeye doesn’t lie

Although you may not get those huge arms that won the heart of Olive Oil, you will get some serious Vitamin A. The high amount of vitamin A in spinach promotes healthy skin by allowing for proper moisture retention, which helps fight acne and even wrinkles.

5. When in Rome

Hailing from the land of cows, there’s no excuse not to indulge in some low fat dairy. Another great source of Vitamin A, dairy products are great for your skin. However, you can’t eat a cheese curd and combat your wrinkles. Make sure you look for low-fat versions of milk and cheese that are loaded with Vitamin A.

6. Be nutty

Almonds are rich in Vitamin E and help moisturize your skin from within. They also protect your skin from premature aging. Grab a handful and help your facial tissue stay in shape.

7. Holy guacamole!

Avocados aren’t just an essential element to your favorite dip. This creamy, green fruit is abundant in essential oils and B-complex vitamins that help nourish your skin – both inside and out.

8. Gobble it up

Pick turkey over other lunchtime meats for a high concentration of zinc. The mineral found in turkey contains elastin fibers and collagen that help preserve skin’s firmness and elasticity. Roasted or smoked turkey is the healthiest choice since flavored turkey contains sugar and salt additives. Quick tip: instead of a sandwich, toss your turkey with spinach leaves. Popeye would be proud.

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