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Fact or Fiction: Diet and the Skin
by Staff
They say you are what you eat, but how much of that holds true for your skin? Most experts will say that your fears of fries and chocolate are unfounded when it comes to your skin, So, what goodies should you load up on to maintain that healthy glow?

If you have psoriasis, your diet can affect the condition.

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  • almost fact: Possibly, but there's no hard proof right now.

Antioxidants like vitamins C and E are great for the skin.

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  • almost fact: Yes, antioxidants are great, but those would be vitamins B and D.

If you want to keep your skin looking young, avoid fats as much as you can.

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  • almost fact: Some fats are good for your skin.

Women should try to eat 30 grams of healthy fat a day to avoid dry and flaky skin.

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  • almost fact: You should shoot for 20 grams of fat per day.

Omega essential fatty acids are beneficial because they build up the skin's natural oil barrier.

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  • almost fact: Omegas are natural acne-fighters.

Most people get plenty of omega essential fatty acids in their regular diet.

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  • almost fact: Most people get enough omega-3s but need help with the omega-6s.

Salmon, tuna and mackerel have the most omega-3 acids.

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  • almost fact: Salmon, sardines and anchovies actually have the most.

Foods rich in vitamin A help repair skin tissue.

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  • almost fact: It's vitamin B that does this.

Foods rich in vitamin A include soy products, beans and yogurt.

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  • almost fact: Nope, it's red meat, oranges and leafy greens.

It's an old wives' tale that red wine can make you blush.

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  • almost fact: Red wine can make your cheeks red, but only when you're also eating red meat.