Eat up like Beckham.
In a recent interview with The Edit, Victoria Beckham revealed there’s a dietary component to her blemish-free complexion.
“I see a dermatologist in LA, called Dr. Harold Lancer, who is incredible. I’ve known him for years –- he sorted my skin out. I used to have really problematic skin and he said to me, ‘You have to eat salmon every single day.’ I said, ‘Really, every day?’ And he said, ‘Yes; breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have to eat it every single day.’”
That’s a lot of salmon.
But wait! Beckham really is onto something, though it doesn’t require quite so much dedication.
“Wild-caught salmon is a superfood for skin,” said Dr. Lauren Ploch, a dermatologist and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Dermatology. “But like most healthy foods, it’s not necessary to eat it every single day to reap the benefits it has to offer. I recommend at least one to two servings of salmon per week to keep skin healthy.”
Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids –- nutrients known to benefit overall health -– and is a great source of the antioxidants niacinamide, Vitamin D and astaxanthin, according to Ploch. Astaxanthin is a carotenoid that can help preserve skin texture and elasticity, in addition to helping preventing skin cancer caused by UVA rays, she said.