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Top skin creams average about $400 an ounce (and you thought gas was expensive!), yet most offer little proof that they do half of what they promise. Want to save a bundle and improve your skin? Load your shopping cart with nutrients that research has shown to have skin-hydrating, sun-protecting, and even wrinkle preventing powers, says Manhattan dermatologist Amy Wechsler, MD. Here's her grocery list of best foods for your skin Firm and Bright
You're probably up to your eyebrows (Botoxed or not) with hearing eat more fruits and vegetables. But if you have yet to take that advice to heart, maybe knowing that they prevent wrinkles will do the trick. The colorful pigments that produce bright orange and red also refill antioxidant levels in your skin.

The skin doc's 3 top picks: SWEET POTATOES, TOMATOES, CANTALOUPE

What they do: Replenish your skin's supply of antioxidants, so they're ready to scarf up free radicals whenever they make an appearance. Free rads are highly reactive oxygen molecules that damage cells and contribute to just about everything that can go wrong with skin, from dryness to crinkles.

Cantaloupe contains Vitamins K and E which play a major role in keeping your skin healthy and radiant. The high water content hydrates your skin from within. Cantaloupe is also a good source of B vitamins, choline, and betaine which keep your skin replenished and rejuvenated

Tomatoes are full of antioxidants including vitamin C; therefore,eating tomatoes may help reduce the amount of cell-damaging free-radicals in the body and will give you a youthful skin. Tomatoes fight cellular damage, further retaining the moisture, thereby, preventing fine lines and wrinkles. The tomatoe juice is antiinflmmatory and helps  reduce acne, when applied to face daily
Sweet potato helps impart a natural glow and also makes your skin softer and younger.Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin A, which may protect skin from the sun, helping to prevent sun burn, dryness and wrinkles.The high levels of beta-carotene found in sweet potato not only nourishes the skin but also makes it glow from within by clearing it up.

Fresh and Juicy
Your body can't store much wrinkle-fighting vitamin C, so you need to keep your supplies stocked. The easiest, simplest way: Have some citrus every day. The skin doc's 4 top picks: ORANGES, LEMONS, LIMES, GRAPEFRUIT

Actually, ounce for ounce, oranges are the top citrus C source but you can only eat so many, right? For variety, make lemonade, squeeze limes on melon, add grapefruit to salad, and instead of drinking soda, fizz up OJ with sparkling water. It all adds up.

What they do: Keep skin's vitamin C levels high. While C's a nifty antioxidant, that's not the key reason it's here. It helps keeps collagen -- the supportive protein fibers that stop skin from sagging -- strong and resilient. (Flimsy collagen means lines and wrinkles.) Since collagen breakdown really picks up in your mid-30s, eat citrus early and often to head off aging.

The benefits of orange for the skin include bringing a bright glow to your face. Oranges help to lighten dark spots, acne scars, and uneven skin tone .Oranges also contain high levels of vitamin A, which helps your skin protect your body from invading bacteria and viruses.

Lemon has various therapeutic properties owing to its rich content of antioxidant phytochemicals and vitamin C. Adding lemon juice, its extract or essential oil to your skincare routine can brighten your complexion, fight acne, prevent skin diseases and slow down the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Lime It can be used to lighten dark spots. All you need to do is apply it with a cotton ball to the darkened portions of your skin and leave it for 30 minutes. However, ensure that you stay indoors and avoid direct exposure to sunlight this remedy can make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Also, it is advisable to apply sunscreen before venturing out. You can also use this remedy to lighten dark underarms

But grapefruit applied directly to your skin can also give you beautiful skin. The anti-oxidants in grapefruit will fight free radicals in the skin that can cause lines, wrinkles, discolorations and other blemishes that can make you look older than you are. Free radicals are elements that float throughout the body and your skin because they aren't attached to anything.

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