While we're talking moderation, it makes sense to point out that a balanced diet improves skin health as much as it improves overall health. Certain foods are especially beneficial for the skin. Vitamins A, C and E, as well as carotenoids (found in salmon), and lycopene (found in tomatoes), are great for your skin [source: Roizen].
A 2001 research study led by Mark L. Wahlqvist of Monash University delved into the diets of 400 adults aged 70 or older and concluded that, overall, participants who ate a diet rich in antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E had smoother skin [source: San-Joyz]. More research is needed to determine the exact effect of vitamins on wrinkles. Nevertheless, it doesn't hurt to eat these foods, which are rich in vitamins A, C and E:
- Vitamin A: spinach, sweet potatoes, papayas, eggs, mangos and cantaloupe
- Vitamin C: red bell peppers, broccoli, peaches, papayas and oranges
- Vitamin E: nuts and seeds