Memorial Day weekend brought barbecues, picnics and beach parties, which means that despite summer’s official start on June 21, the season is already underway for many of us. But before you toss back more hot dogs, chips or beer, think about how it might affect how you look and feel — and no, we don’t mean your waistline.
“It’s not just the sun that can age your skin,” Paula Simpson, a biochemist and holistic nutritionist who specializes in supplement formulation for skin health, told HuffPost. “Diet influences skin at the cellular level, and since skin is our largest organ, it’s also the first to show nutrient deficiency.”
In order to keep a healthy glow inside and out this season, Simpson stresses eating well and hydrating correctly (in addition to slathering on sunscreen, of course). Read on for her list of foods that will help you look and feel your best all summer long.