Move over, apples! An orange a day may help keep the doctor -- and your fine lines -- away. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women with a lower intake of vitamin C were more likely to have wrinkles. The reason is that the vitamin is crucial for the production of collagen, your skin's support structure, Dr. Bank says. Dig into a one-cup serving of C-rich foods (oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, red peppers) two to three times a day. And complement your diet morning and night by using a serum that's chock-full of vitamin C, like Grassroots Research Labs Vitamin C Brightening Serum ($32.50, kohls.com). Applied topically, C lightens dark spots and evens out your skin tone. Other important foods to pile on your plate: Wild salmon and walnuts, both of which are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which help lessen any inflammation of the skin, Dr. Wechsler says.
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