8 Habits of Women With Perfect Skin
You don't need excellent genes to have great skin. We asked women ages 24 to 83 to share their perfect-skin secrets -- here's what they said
New York-based makeup artist Joey noticed a serious turnaround in her skin after she did a major diet overhaul, and has a smoothie every morning consisting of several leafy greens, flax oil, chia seeds, lemon, blueberries and, occasionally, protein powder. They also skip processed foods, and limit added sugar. A common thread among the women was that they nourished their body with healthy lifestyle choices, which allows them to have low-maintenance skin care routines that complement their lifestyles.
Why you should try it: Turns out, you really are what you eat (We know -- shocking, right?). Fruits and veggies are essential to glowy skin because they are high in radiance-boosting antioxidants called carotenoids. "It has been show that [antioxidants] increase the glow to the skin and improves the color of the skin," says Jaliman -- making you look healthier and younger. She recommends pairing green and orange produce with plenty of healthy fats, like avocado (of which several of our responders eat at least once a day), which increases your body's absorption of carotenoids.
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