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Mango isn’t just good for your sex life; it’s good for your skin too. So are oysters.

A couple of months ago, I wrote something about the health benefits of mangoes and there is a part that says slathering mango pulp on the face can get rid of acne. Well, I just came across an article that says eating mangoes is good for the skin too.

Intriguing? It would be especially for middle-aged women who might be experiencing skin dryness. Many women my age spend a lot of money on all kinds of facial cream and, well… Personally, I don’t have that obsession — mainly because I’m much too lazy to observe nightly rituals of applying a night cream and morning rituals of applying a day cream. What the heck? The night cream will just soil my pillow and the day cream will prevent me from touching my face all day. I can’t do that — I like washing my face several times during the day.

So, a list of food that can be eaten to benefit that skin makes more sense to me. As I said, mangoes are on the list.

The complete list with links to recipes that contain these foods among the ingredients:

1. Avocados

2. Mangoes

3. Almonds

4. Cottage Cheese

5. Acerola Cherries

6. Oysters

7. Baked Potatoes

8. Mushrooms

9. Flaxseed Oil

10. Wheat Germ

You can find all the explanations in Feed Your Face: 10 Foods for Better Skin. The article includes the specific minerals in each food that’s good for the skin. But, as with any claim or health news, it’s always wise to do more research and see if there are counter claims, counter indications and things to look out for if you have a peculiar health condition which can be adversely affected by ingesting too much of those ten foods in your hunt for the perfect skin care. Health before vanity, naturally.

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