9 Foods That Help Prevent Skin Aging

Kale

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While kale might not be the most exciting thing to eat, this leafy green is an absolute powerhouse of nutrition! Just one cup of kale provides all the vitamin K you need for the day, as well as boosts your intake of calcium and iron. Along with a ton of vitamin K, kale contains vitamin A and vitamin C, both contribute to firm skin and cell growth. Kale also comes packed with copper, which boosts the synthesis of melanin – the pigment in your skin that protects you from sun damage.

Watermelon

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Watermelon is 93% water and a ton of vitamins. This summertime favorite is rich in antioxidants, which we already know help protect your skin. Along with vitamin A and Vitamin C, watermelon helps to tone and hydrate your skin. You can incorporate watermelon into your diet, or you can even rub watermelon juice on your skin to receive these benefits.

Olive Oil

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Along with all the usual suspects – vitamins A, D, K, E, and antioxidants for protection and elasticity, olive oil has a high concentration of squalene, which boosts all of the benefits of antioxidants and vitamins. Olive oil also helps to fight off acne by killing off bacteria, as well as gently hydrating the skin.

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