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Eat Up: This Skin Care Experts Wants You To Have 3 "Skin Snacks" A Day

Alexandra Engler
mbg Beauty Director By Alexandra Engler
mbg Beauty Director
Alexandra Engler is the Beauty Director. Previously she worked at Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, SELF, and Cosmopolitan; her byline has appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Allure.com.
This Skin Care Expert Wants You To Have 3 "Skin Snacks" A Day

We've long talked about the connection between your diet and complexion. While everyone's bodies are different, and thus react uniquely to foods or triggers, there's a growing consensus among skin care experts that improving your gut health will absolutely have beneficial effects on your skin. Additionally, loading up on skin-supporting foods will give your cells the nutrients they need to thrive. 

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This connection is so important, notes dermatological nurse and celebrity aesthetician Natalie Aguilar, that she encourages her clients to have skin snacks. "I always ask my clients to have three skin snacks a day, preferably berries," she tells us about brightening skin. "Berries contain antioxidants that can protect your skin from the sun as well as vitamin C that can brighten your skin."

You may already be folding skin snacks into your diet without realizing it (those egg whites in the morning? Great for collagen production. The olive oil and lemon dressing in your salad? Great for antioxidants and fatty acids.). But if you're using this time of year to reevaluate your nutrition goals, this can be a useful reminder that gives you a youthful glow in the process. 

Want more skin snack inspo? Here are a few additional snacking ideas: 

Ultimately, there are lots of foods out there that can support your skin—whether that be through collagen production, hydration, antioxidant protection, or gut support—and finding a nutrition program that works for you is about listening to your body. Eat up; your complexion will thank you. 

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cellular beauty+

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With astaxanthin, phytoceramides, ubiquinol CoQ10, and pomegranate.

cellular beauty+

cellular beauty+

With astaxanthin, phytoceramides, ubiquinol CoQ10, and pomegranate.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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(18)
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