18/02/2013 09:54 GMT

The Best, And Worst, Foods For Your Skin (PICTURES)

The winter months aren't particularly kind to our skin. Bitter winds and cranked up central heating systems leave us with chapped lips, dry faces and unhappy hearts.

But rather than combatting these unfortunate seasonal drawbacks with fancy face creams and complicated skincare regimes, it turns out it might be best to care for our skin from the inside out.

HuffPost Healthy Living (our big sisters from across the pond) spoke to two dermatologists who revealed that what you eat and drink directly affects the state of your skin.

"Every dermatologist will attest that a well-rounded diet will better support a healthy immune system," says Dr. Bobby Buka, who is based in New York City. "And will therefore result in fewer dermatologic conditions of all types."


"We've all heard of the allegedly 'forbidden' foods that supposedly trigger acne breakouts, such as fried foods, fatty foods, caffeine, nuts, chocolate and even red meat," says Dr. Neal B. Schultz, who is also in practice in New York City. "The reality is that in well-controlled statistical studies, these foods do not cause acne breakouts."

HuffPost Healthy Living worked with the experts to create a list of foods to avoid to maintain healthy skin

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While it's good to know what to avoid, HuffPost UK Lifestyle were keen to find out which foods we should be eating.

We spoke to director of Forest Secrets Skincare Dr Barbara Olioso, skin therapist Louise Thomas-Minns and nutritional therapist and medical aesthetician at Wimpole Aesthetics Robyn Mason, to find out.

Find out how you can eat your way to healthy, glowing skin below

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