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You are what you eat

Beautiful skin is no accident of fate. Well, okay, maybe some of the glowing lovely is genetic, but you do have a little input.

If you want gorgeous, radiant skin, then you've got to feed the inside to get the results on the outside.

"Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look," says Samantha Heller, MS, RD, a clinical nutritionist at NYU Medical Center in New York City.

The reverse is true as well, Heller tells WebMD. The less attention we pay to what goes in our mouth, the more problems we may see cropping up with our skin.

Read more practical tips about putting your best face forward at WebMD.


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