Best Foods to Eat for the Skin Issues You're Seeing

What foods should you reach for if your skin concern is acne? How about dullness, dryness, discoloration or wrinkles? Rosacea or eczema? Don't miss this excellent Shape article on the foods to eat—and avoid—to target major skin conditions from the inside out. I chatted with Shape for this info-packed piece, and hope that it inspires you to add (or remove) some foods that can truly impact the skin you see in the mirror!

READ: The 8 Best Foods for Skin Conditions

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Green Tea: The Wrinkle Blocker?

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We already know that green tea is a healthy sip (packed with antioxidants) that also helps keep you slim, thanks to a little metabolism boost.

But Dr. Nicolas Perricone's latest book, Forever Young (more on this fantastic read later), gives us another beautiful reason to keep sipping green tea: wrinkle prevention.

Dr. Perricone writes:

"The EGCG in tea prevents the activation of collagen-digesting enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinase. This is a critical function because these enzymes are responsible for wrinkling of the skin."

EGCG is a catechin in green tea that is believed to hold its health benefits. And Dr. Perricone confirms that catechins like EGCG actually have the ability to control gene expression.

Drink a soothing cup of green tea and prevent skin wrinkles? It's a beauty no-brainer.

Your Anti-Inflammatory Beauty Nutrition Guide

Chronic inflammation plays a huge role in advancing the signs of aging that we try so hard to prevent: wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin, loss of collagen– you get the picture. So how can we put out the inflammation fire? As you might expect, diet is a key piece in the puzzle...

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