Add more fish to your diet
We’re all familiar with the old adage, “You are what you eat.” But when it comes to your skin, this saying couldn’t be more applicable. An unhealthy diet chock-full of fast or processed foods and high in sugar will result in a dull, dry, and sometimes acne-riddled complexion. Dr. Barankin suggests a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, and especially fish. Salmon, tilapia, and herring are packed with omega-3 fatty acids—key building blocks that stave off inflammation and help your skin stay smooth and pliable. And don’t forget water! “If you’re not getting enough fluids, you’re going to look more crinkly, and the skin will appear dryer and rougher,” Dr. Barankin says.