We have all heard it said, “You are what you eat." So, let’s get down to the tough question: have you looked at your diet lately? You might be choosing the best beauty products for cleansing and moisturizing your skin, but are you choosing the right foods for healthy skin?
Dr. Ariel Ostad, a NYC Board Certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeon, offers his advice on which foods should be staples in your diet to help you avoid chronic skin conditions and give your skin that youthful glow.MORE: Top 10 Foods for Shiny Curls
1. Pick Your Berries
For years you’ve heard that antioxidants (like those found in chocolate) can block free radicals, but they also do the same for skin. Free radicals, like the sun’s rays, are normally combated by sunscreen. For more natural protection, just add berries to your diet. Blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries are incredible sources of these antioxidants and excellent foods for healthy skin. By helping protect your skin’s cells from damage, you are guarding it against premature aging.MORE: Treat Your Hair to the Benefits of Chocolate