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Glowing, gorgeous, glistening -- beautiful skin can be the perfect accessory to anyone's style. Skin care products can work wonders, but a gal can only layer a certain amount of goop on her face! Luckily, you can change your skin's appearance from the inside out. By integrating a few "super foods" into your diet, you can reverse dermal damage and reveal ravishing skin. Eating for the sake of skin care? Order up!
According to the wellness and beauty experts at "Women's Health," spinach is a cancer-fighting, skin-soothing juggernaut. Spinach contains folate, which is believed to repair and maintain the structure of your cells. This makes for fewer cancer cells and quicker cell regeneration. Both are essential components of glowing skin. As an added bonus, your skin cells can absorb water from leafy greens, giving your skin an extra boost of plumpness.
Tuna fish sandwiches aren't just an elementary school lunch staple; this oily fish is a nutritional one-stop shop for beautiful, glowing skin. Canned tuna contains selenium, a nutrient that can help maintain your skin's elasticity. Add a few ounces a day to your diet to harness the tightening and toning power of tuna!
Green tea is easy to fit into your everyday diet and packs a gargantuan punch when it comes to your skin's health. This brew is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components called catechins. Drinking just two cups a day is thought to prevent skin cancer and give your dermis a lovely, evenly toned glow.
Where can you get lots of vitamin E, protein and skin-friendly oils? Almonds! One serving (about 1/4 cup) of almonds is crammed with unsaturated fats, UV damage-repairing phytochemicals and vitamin E, which is believed to prevent skin cancer. Start your journey to better skin by grabbing a small handful of almonds as a predinner snack.
Every girl has a little choco-holic in her, so this is one food that's easy to work into your diet! Dark chocolate is packed with flavonols, powerful antioxidants that can cure rough skin and protect against damage from the sun. Just a few ounces a day (think a mini square of dark chocolate with your morning coffee) can give your skin a gorgeous -- and yummy -- boost of radiance.