POPSUGAR Beauty

7 Incredible Edibles That Combat Dull Skin

Jun 6 2012 - 1:25pm

Just as there are foods that promote shiny hair [1], there are plenty of edibles and supplements to incorporate into your skin care routine, explains Suki Kramer, founder and president of Suki skin care [2]. See some of her top good-eats picks, and make dull skin a thing of the past.

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Strawberries

"Strawberries are rich in Coenzyme Q10, which fights free radical damage, slows the aging process, and increases the rate and efficiency of cellular energy production," says Kramer.

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Manuka Honey

Not only is manuka honey good-tasting, but when taken internally, the sweetener helps to strengthen the immune system and fight free radicals.

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Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil contains the antioxidant resveratrol, which assists in tightening and brightening the complexion.

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Oranges

Oranges are high in antioxidants, which are known to ward off environmental aggressors.

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Eggs

Because of their rich source of amino acids, eggs work to boost the production of new skin cells.

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Blueberries

"Blueberries and other vitamin Cs, when combined with amino acids, act as the cofactor that forms strong collagen fibers (new skin cells)," Kramer explains.

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Avocados

Want soft skin? Load up on avocados, then, which also happen to help stimulate collagen production.


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