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Sometimes, the most scientifically advanced face creams and cleansers are useless if your diet isn't up to par. "Your skin is an organ, it will respond to what you eat," says London-based celebrity food and weight loss expert Marisa Peer. She lists the best foods to eat for clear, smooth and plump skin.* AvocadosThe wonder food fights aging among other skin woes. "Avocado is the best, it is rich in glutathione, which protects the body from toxins and is the most powerful antioxidant."Oily fishFish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines are great weapons against aging and dry skin because they contain essential fatty acids, which keep your face hydrated and fresh-looking according to Peer.Red fruits and vegetables"These are high in antioxidants," Peer says. "So berries, red cabbage, red peppers, red grapes and red tomatoes, for example, are the best." They help promote clear skin and even skin tone.
Seeds"When people eat nuts they tend to go for salted cashews, not healthy raw nuts," she explains. "Seeds and raw nuts contain the vital oils our skin needs to fight dryness." Peer says seeds also have skin-clearing vitamins and minerals like zinc and magnesium.
Apples and apricots"Apples are rich in oxygen and peptin, which help reverse sun damage. And apricots are rich in beta-carotene and lipocene, which both protect the skin from age-related cell damage."
*Don't forget the ultimate friend to your skin, water! Eat foods that have lots of it; Spinach, berries, and watercress are all skin-plumpers. And drink it too: Five to eight glasses a day will keep you looking your best.