Healthy Hair and Good Skin Food #5: Acai
This small, tart Brazilian berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) packs a cancer-fighting punch because it's chock-full of antioxidants. Fans call it the "youth berry" because it helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles by restoring collagen and elastin production, says Michael H. Gold, M.D., a dermatologist in Nashville, Tennessee. "This results in smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin."
Best beauty products with acai:
Look for the berry in beauty products Éminence Organic Skin Care Firm Skin Açai Masque ($54) and Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour ($18), which gives your pout a subtle berry hue while helping to prevent lip lines. Açai can also protect your tresses from color fading and brassiness. The antioxidants in Herbal Essences Color Me Happy 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner ($5) coat the hair shaft, creating a shield against sun and oxidative damage.
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