superfoods for amazing skin

top experts developed three diet to tackle acne, aging and dry, dull skin by filling up on delicious foods rich in skin-saving nutrients.

Problem: Acne

  • Vitamin A
    Sweet potatoes; leafy greens such as spinach, kale and broccoli; bright red, yellow and orange produce such as carrots, cantaloupe, red bell peppers and red chile peppers; asparagus
  • Zinc
    Raw oysters, fortified breakfast cereals such as Total, canned blue crab, turkey, beef sirloin, pork loin, part-skim ricotta
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    Flaxseed, canola oil, soybean oil

Problem: Dry, Dull Skin

  • Drinking plenty of liquids
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    Flaxseed, canola oil, soybean oil
  • Niacin
    Chicken, canned light tuna, wheat flour, pork chops, beef sirloin, cornmeal
  • Biotin
    Eggs, avocado, salmon

Problem: Signs of Aging

  • Vitamin A
    Sweet potatoes; leafy greens such as spinach, kale and broccoli; bright red, yellow and orange produce such as carrots, cantaloupe, sweet red bell peppers and red chile peppers; asparagus
  • Vitamin C
    Red bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, papaya, pineapple, kiwifruit, cantaloupe, cauliflower
  • Plant Polyphenols
    Green tea, chocolate

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read article by Lucy Danziger and the staff at SELF: Superfoods for Amazing Skin

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