As beauty products get more high-tech, the top complexion cures still come from the most natural quarters: the aisles of your supermarket. Increasingly, studies are finding links between certain nutrients and wrinkle reduction, radiance, and acne prevention.
Get Glowing with Chocolate
Cocoa hydrates your skin, making it firmer and more supple. Dark chocolate contains high levels of flavonols, a potent type of antioxidant. For maximum flavonol content, eat chocolate that's at least 70 percent cacao. A couple of squares a day should be enough to improve luminosity.
Prevent Wrinkles with Yogurt
The protein you get from eating dairy helps skin become firmer, so it's more resistant to lines. Greek yogurt is especially beneficial. The protein content is often double that of regular yogurt.
Protect with Pomegranates
They're packed with polyphenol antioxidants. Polyphenols fight free radicals and regulate skin's blood flow, giving it rosiness. One pomegranate or a few glasses of juice daily should do the trick. When applied to skin, the fruits' antioxidants help smooth lines and moisturize.
Soften Skin with Walnuts
Walnuts contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin's elasticity. The nuts are also loaded with copper, a mineral that boosts collagen production. Snack on a handful of walnuts each day to improve your complexion's texture.
Fight Crow's-Feet with Peppers
Women who eat green and yellow vegetables regularly tend to have fewer wrinkles, especially around the eyes. Also, studies found that carotenoids — the antioxidants in yellow and orange veggies — can decrease skin's sensitivity to the sun.