Go ahead and eat your way gorgeous: Healthy hair and clear skin start with how you nourish yourself on the inside. "I often tell my patients to change their eating habits before I prescribe other treatments," says Alan M. Dattner, M.D., a holistic dermatologist in New York.
See which foods are best for you, then take your looks up a notch with a new crop of beauty products that are made from the best hair and skin foods. "Food-based ingredients are powerful anti-agers," says Howard Murad, M.D., author of The Water Secret. "They’re often gentler than chemical ingredients." So indulge! Fill your beauty—and grocery—cart with these fresh picks today.
Healthy Hair and Good Skin Food #1: Apples
One a day may keep the doctor—and age spots—away. Rich in fiber and low in calories, apples contain quercetin, a free-radical fighter that helps even your skin tone and brighten your complexion. "It works by protecting skin cells from oxidation, preventing pigment changes," says Murad.
Best beauty products with apple:
Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Fresh Cleansing Foam ($7) and Origins Brighter By Nature SPF 35 Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer ($43). Some beauty products, like StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles ($135), even use Swiss apple stem cells to repair DNA damage and improve skin’s texture and tone.
GLOWING SKIN: More beauty products and good food for gorgeous skin.