10 Foods That Will Keep Your Skin Glowing All Winter Long

Cook with these foods for clear, hydrated, and luminous skin
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10 Foods That Will Keep Your Skin Glowing All Winter Long

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Our diets can have a significant impact on our skin's overall health and appearance. Eating antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables and heart-healthy fats from fish, seeds, and nuts can keep skin soft, smooth, and radiant.

Almonds

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These crunchy little seeds (yep, almonds are technically seeds, not nuts) are a great source of vitamin E. Vitamin E will keep your skin hydrated, giving it a youthful, summertime glow. Click here for our best almond recipes.

 

Carrots

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Keep your skin radiant by snacking on carrots; they’re an excellent source of vitamin A, which can strengthen your skin’s outermost layer, helping it to protect itself from blemish-causing bacteria. Click here for our best carrot recipes.

 

Dark Chocolate

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We’ve all heard about the health benefits of eating dark chocolate. Well, here’s one more: chocolate with 60-percent cacao or higher can help your skin stay hydrated. Click here for our best dark chocolate recipes.
 

Flax Seed

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Flax seed is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, especially for those who don’t eat fish. Sprinkling some on oatmeal, salads, or vegetables can help your skin stay radiant and wrinkle-free. Click here for our best flax seed recipes.

 

Green Tea

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Keep your skin looking healthy and youthfully luminous with green tea; it contains catechins (molecules that help the outermost layer of skin regenerate itself). You can increase the benefit by sipping on (or baking with) matcha. Matcha is made by grinding whole green tea leaves, which means you’ll ingest all the benefits the tea leaves have to offer, not just those that are infused into your cup of hot water. Click here for our best green tea recipes.

 

Kiwi

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A sweet treat that helps fight wrinkles? Yes, please! This delicious green fruit has more vitamin C than an orange, which means smoother and more youthful-looking skin. Click here for our best kiwi recipes.

 

Oysters

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These tasty little mollusks are a good source of zinc, a mineral that helps skin cells repair themselves. Since our skin is constantly working to renew itself, zinc plays an important role in keeping skin healthy and luminous. Click here for our best oyster recipes.

 

Salmon

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Salmon has become an incredibly popular source of protein amongst dieters and the health-conscious, and for good reason: it has numerous health benefits. Salmon is a good source of essential fatty acids and B vitamins, and that combination keeps skin healthy, hydrated, and glowing. Click here for our best salmon recipes.

 

Spinach

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Spinach is a healthy skin powerhouse; it contains vitamins C (antioxidant protection) and omega-3 fatty acids (which help your skin stay hydrated). Other good sources of antioxidants and omega-3s include Brussels sprouts and kale. Click here for our best spinach recipes.
 

Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet potatoes get their bright orange color from beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body converts into vitamin A. That means that eating more sweet potatoes can contribute to smoother, clearer skin. Click here for our best sweet potato recipes.