Skincare Myths, Busted

You haven't had a sunburn since high school, are an expert at layering antioxidants, and ditched the cigarettes. But when it comes to antiaging, the following skincare misconceptions might be stealthily leading you to wrinkling, sagging, and spots.

January 29, 2013 4:30 PM
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MYTH: Your diet has little to do with how your skin ages.

FACT: "There's interesting new research linking diet and skin health," says Los Angeles dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu. She points to high-glycemic foods (white foods such as rice, pasta, bread, and sugary sweets) as super skin-enemies because they trigger the body to produce insulin, which causes age-accelerating inflammation. Instead, load up on colorful vegetables that fight swelling and redness, suggests Wu. "One study showed that those who eat more green and yellow vegetables have fewer wrinkles, especially crow's-feet, around the eyes."

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