Skin and Nutrition

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How do antioxidants affect the skin?

If you're like most people, you want smooth, healthy skin, but maybe you don't want to wade through hundreds of chemically laden products to get it. That's where antioxidants can help.


Midnight Snacks Could Lead to … Sunburn?

Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have made a connection in mice between late-night eating and an increased risk of sunburn.

5 Reasons Sugar Hurts Your Skin

You may like sugar, but your skin doesn't. This kitchen staple can cause big skin problems. See why cutting out sugar helps your skin care routine.

At a Glance: Foods and Acne

You've probably heard all the stories about foods that can cause breakouts -- chocolate, spicy things, fried foods and even dairy have all been mentioned as possible culprits. But are any of these really going to catalyze blemishes?

Foods That Change Smell Pictures

Foods can certainly change the way you smell. See these pictures to learn the foods most likely to change your smell to get informed (and prepared).

Foods for Beautiful Skin Pictures

What you eat can make a big difference in your health and appearance. See these pictures to learn about foods that are great for your skin.

Quick Tips: 5 Vegetables that Help Your Skin

You might have complained if your mom tried to make you eat peas as a kid, but she only had your best interests in mind. Vegetables are good for you, and eating the right ones can even help your skin.

Quick Tips: 5 Ways to Feed Your Skin the Nutrients It Needs

Unhappy with your dull complexion and sagging skin? Before resorting to surgery, try eating the five foods on our list to rejuvenate your skin and take years off your look.

Quick Tips: 5 Best Fruits to Help Skin

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away -- but can it keep the dermatologist away, too? And what can other fruits do for your skin?

Quick Tips: 5 Supplements to Improve Skin Health

As the largest organ in the human body, the skin does a lot. It's a barrier, keeping germs and debris out while protecting what's within. Shouldn't you do your best to care for it?

Top 10 Foods for Beautiful Skin

Selecting the right foods can help brighten your complexion from the inside out or the outside in. So should you skip the beauty counter and head for the grocery store instead?