5 Facelifting Foods

African American woman happy clear skinWhy opt for surgery, painful fillers or shell out for expensive face creams when you can achieve similar effects of an instant facelift from the comfort of your home? It’s no secret that you are what you eat. Just as the saying goes, true beauty starts from the inside out. In saying that, check out 5 foods to brighten, tighten and over time lighten dark spots.

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Avocados

Bump what ya heard about this delicious fruit. While it’s true that avocados sometimes get a bad rap due to their fat content, they can do wonders for your skin. Packed with “good fats” like polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, avocados guard skin from sun damage, protecting against symptoms like sensitivity and inflammation. They also boost collagen production, resulting in a soft, supple appearance, the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University states.