February 23, 2012 11:07 PM EST

8 Foods For Beautiful Skin

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8 Foods For Beautiful Skin

People spend billions of dollars every year on skin care products. In fact, skin health depends on your lifestyle, rather than how much you spend on cosmetic products.

The skin is one of the most powerful indicators of health. Wrinkles, dry or oily skin, acne, and inflammation all are signs of poor internal health. "Your skin is the fingerprint of what is going on inside your body, and all skin conditions, from psoriasis to acne to aging, are the manifestations of your body's internal needs, including its nutritional needs," says Dr. Georgiana Donadio, founder of the National Institute of Whole Health.

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So, first, get regular exercise, sleep enough and eat well. The good news is that the foods that are good for your skin are also good for your overall health.

To keep your skin well-protected and nourished, and to extend its youthful appearance, focus on the foods that are good sources of the following nutrients: vitamin C, E, Beta-carotene, Selenium, Omega–3 Fatty Acids.

Now we'll see what you want to throw in your shopping cart to improve your skin.

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