Baby Your Skin...With Food!

By Sarah Grossbart, REDBOOK

To really beat winter's harsh effects, tackle them from the inside out by eating these skin-boosting foods, says registered dietitian Joan Salge Blake, a clinical associate professor of nutrition at Boston University. "The nutrients in these foods can be as good for your skin as they are for your health."

Soybeans: These little legumes are like nature's nip and tuck. They're protein-rich, to help skin stay firm.

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The tropical fruit is high in vitamin C, one of the most potent antioxidants for protecting skin from damage that leads to wrinkles.

Sweet potatoes: These are rich in beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A, a nutrient that helps skin shed dead cells.

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Almonds: They're packed with vitamin E, an antioxidant that can aid in fighting skin-aging free radicals.

Salmon: It's a top source of niacin, a B vitamin that keeps skin cells healthy, and selenium, an antioxidant that helps protect your skin from sun damage.

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