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December 10, 2011  |  

Watch What You Eat

Joanna Vargas, founder of the  namesake Joanna Vargas Salon, Skin Care Sanctuary in New York gives her top foods for great skin: I love avocados. [They] should be eaten on a regular basis because Vitamin A and E are well-known for their benefit of younger looking skin. You will also find vitamin C and pantothenic acid which are antioxidants but Pantothenic acid or B5 helps breakdown carbohydrates, proteins and fats, turning them into energy for the body. Plus avocados have protein not usually found in fruit and no cholesterol, of course.”

Among other foods on your list: Walnuts and wild salmon (forget the farm-raised; way too many yucky chemical in those) to give your skin some glow and reduce inflammation, redness and puffiness.

“Omega 3’s will improve your skin texture by increasing hydration within the skin cell and it lowers sebum production, clearing your skin. You can also take it as a supplement. Additionally it can alleviate skin disorders like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis,” says Vargas.

It goes without saying that you should eat your vegetables, especially green, leafy ones like kale, shard, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes and asparagus.

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