No one wants to be a potato face. Unless you're talking about sweet potatoes.
Turns out that the beta carotene in sweet potatoes helps combat rough, scaly winter skin. And the nutrient may protect against UV damage, too. But you need to eat your sweet potato mash, not apply it. Studies showed benefits working from the inside out.
Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Mash
Seems beta carotene helps balance pH and encourages skin cell turnover -- both of which can mean smoother, softer skin. Sweet potatoes are also rich in vitamin C, another skin-friendly nutrient that can combat aging and dryness.
More Ways to Look Younger
Want more tips on how to get beautiful skin? RealAge skin expert Amy Wechsler, MD, recommends these three steps:
- Practice deep breathing. Stress is a real skin zapper. Here's how to do it.
- Sleep better. Sleep is free cosmetic medicine. Watch this video for more reasons why you shouldn't skimp on sleep.
- Skip the sugar and salt. Bad for your skin and your waistline. Find out which foods are high in sodium.
Find out how to get younger looking skin with the Skin RealAge Test.