7 Best Wrinkle-Fighting Foods to Eat

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7 Best Wrinkle-Fighting Foods to Eat
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Even the cleanest diet won't hold off visible signs of aging indefinitely (oh, how we wish it could!), but the right foods can make a serious difference in your skin as you age. Nutrient-dense options keep your skin smooth and hydrated, and help retain the collagen and elastic fibers you need for wrinkle-free skin. And you'll also prevent the premature aging that can occur if you eat a less-than-healthy diet. Stock your pantry (and fridge!) with these youth-boosting superfoods and maintain that youthful glow! Watch the video now!

Tomatoes
Julia Mueller

Tomatoes

Stop by the produce aisle and pick up tomatoes to keep your skin wrinkle-free. Tomatoes are a fantastic source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps to neutralize some of the pro-aging effects of sun damage (it basically supplements your sunscreen!). Tomatoes also supply lots of vitamin C, a nutrient you need to make skin-smoothing collagen, and they’re high in vitamin A, which gives your skin a natural glow.

eggs baked in tomatoes

Eggs
Julia Mueller

Eggs

Another skin-friendly supermarket staple: eggs. Like tomatoes, eggs are a great source of vitamin A for skin health. They also supply healthy fats, which help keep your skin moisturized to reduce the look of wrinkles. And eggs contain iron, copper and zinc -- all minerals that keep your skin smooth and looking its better. You’ll also get a hefty dose of protein, which supplies the amino acids you need to keep your skin strong.

omega-3 omelet

White Tea
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White Tea

OK, you already know you need to drink water for health skin. But tea totally counts toward your total fluid intake, too.

Bone Broth
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Bone Broth

Bone broth was the health trend of 2016, and it’s here to stay, due in part to its anti-aging benefits. Because it’s cooked for so long — sometimes for 24 hours or more — bone broth is a great source of collagen, a protein that helps keep your skin smooth and wrinkle-free. While the collagen from your food doesn’t go straight to your skin, it does mean that bone broth has the perfect balance of amino acids for collagen production. Bone broth is also easy to garnish with other skin-friendly nutrients, like fresh grated turmeric and ginger (potent sources of antioxidants) or chili oil, which can temporarily boost circulation to your skin.

this recipe

Watercress
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Watercress

We'll be honest -- we’ve hit peak kale fatigue. And while kale does offer great anti-aging benefits, watercress is even more nutrient-dense, which makes it a better wrinkle-fighter. There’s almost no better source of vitamin A to keep your skin strong and glowing. Watercress is also a good source of potassium, a heart-healthy mineral that supports good circulation. And it has a good balance of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help fight inflammation -- a good thing for anti-aging, since chronic inflammation can reduce your skin’s elasticity.

cabbage soup

Olive Oil
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Olive Oil

Another key for fighting wrinkles: moisturization. And while we know you’ve got your moisturizer game on lock, it’s also important to moisturize your skin with food -- and that means eating healthy fat. Getting enough fat in your diet helps maintain your skin’s lipid barrier, which helps to lock in moisture so you won’t develop wrinkles due to dehydration. Olive oil supplies healthy unsaturated fatty acids to support your skin’s lipid balance, and it’s also packed with antioxidants to help protect your skin from environmental and sun damage. Including a little oil in your meals also helps you absorb other skin-friendly nutrients, like vitamin A.

Blueberries
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Blueberries

When it comes to getting younger-looking skin, you can’t do much better than blueberries. They’re about 85 percent water by weight, so they boost your hydration levels, and they’re loaded with vitamin C to support collagen production. Blueberries also have one of the highest antioxidant scores of any food, so they can help combat the aging effects of environmental pollution and sun exposure.

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