You are what you eat, and that goes for your skin, too. If you want smooth skin, there are certain foods to consider and certain foods to avoid.
Foods rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Vitamin D help keep skin smooth and healthy. Vitamins A and C are particularly helpful if you want smoother skin. They can also prevent spots and other growths from coming later in life [source: American Skin Association].
A good diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids from fish and antioxidants and vitamins from tea, fruits and vegetables may help preserve smooth skin and protect it from disease [HealthyWomen.org].
But a good diet for smooth skin would be incomplete without the most essential ingredient -- water. The human body is made up mostly of water, and keeping it properly hydrated is essential to preserving good skin.
Drinking 8 glasses of water a day can help maintain the proper fluid levels to keep your skin working right and properly moisturized [source: American Skin Association].
The positive effects of a good diet on your skin can be multiplied by taking a few more steps toward healthy living. Next, we'll see how a few lifestyle changes can help you hold onto your smooth skin.