For better skin elasticity, seek out selenium
“Selenium is an antioxidant mineral that protects the skin quality and elasticity, which safeguards the skin from sun damage and delays aging,” says nutritionist and Nao Nutrition owner, Nikki Ostrower. “Studies have also shown that selenium even prevents some skin cancers. Foods rich in selenium include wild salmon, garlic, Brazil nuts, pastured eggs, and brown rice,” she says. Here are 11 secrets your skin wishes you knew.
Tomatoes can reverse sun damage
Want to erase those unflattering sun spots and burns? Then toss a few raw tomatoes into your salad. “Tomatoes are a great source of the antioxidant lycopene, which helps protect the skin from damage from the sun and the environment (think pollution) that can cause dark spots, lines, dryness, and skin roughness,” says Brigitte Zeitlin, MPH, RD, CDN, and owner of BZ Nutrition.