10/13/2010 8:30 PM ET |
Filed under: Food
Let’s be honest — nobody wants to get Botox. And if you really take care of your skin, you can stay looking young for a long time (hint: always wear sun screen).
Here are some foods packed with nutrients that will keep your skin looking young:
Watermelon — Contains beta-carotene and lycopene, which increase your protection against UV rays.
Hemp/Fish — The omega-3 fatty acids in hemp and fish help your skin retain moisture.
Pumpkin seeds — Loaded with vitamin E, which is a big skin protector.
Acerola juice — Has 3,000 times more vitamin C than orange juice.
Cucumber — The skin of cucumbers are made of silica, which is the building block of skin. It can help prevent wrinkling.
Citrus zest – Eating one tablespoon of citrus zest a week can reduce your risk of skin cancer by 30%.
Broccoli — Researchers found that skin treated with broccoli-seed extract and then exposed to UV radiation had 38 percent less redness and swelling than untreated skin
We love us some watermelon!
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: anti aging, botox, skin