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9 Natural Ingredients for Better Skin in the New Year

Beautiful skin starts with good nutrition. Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet high in fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and whole grains, including foods from all the basic food groups to make sure your skin gets the nutrients it needs. The most-recycled tip I hear from both my facialist and my clients is this one: Drink plenty of water during December and January to prevent excessive dryness.

I have put together a list of foods (that you likely have in your kitchen) for their nutritional benefits. They do wonders for your skin -- and, with the exception of crushed geranium, both internally and topically!

See my list at Huffington Post Healthy Living, and thanks as usual to Gina Misiroglu of Red Room for putting me in touch with the Huffington Post people. It’s just one of the great ways she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.