Hungry Girl: These 5 Foods Will Make Your Skin Glow

01/18/2016 at 01:41 PM ET

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Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of ten books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.

To get skin with a healthy glow, you don’t need the best products money can buy and a top-notch dermatologist on call. Give your skin a makeover from the inside out with these five foods.

Sure, you apply lotion every day, but ingesting omega-3s is a great way to double down on moisturizing your skin. Oily fish like salmon is a terrific source of healthy fat, and I love that it’s also packed with protein (a.k.a. a hunger-squashing superstar). Top Chef‘s Gail Simmons – a lady well versed in food and looking great on camera – is a fan. Another source of healthy fat that loads of celebs are into? Coconut oil. Mandy Moore uses it on her body and in her food!

Bell peppers
Did you know that bell peppers are one of the best natural vitamin C sources around? True story. And vitamin C can stimulate collagen production in your body, helping your skin to look plump and healthy. Other good picks for a daily dose of vitamin C? Citrus fruits are no-brainers, but an unexpected one is papaya.

RELATED: Hungry Girl: Drink My Apple-Cherry Superfood Smoothie All Year Long

Pumpkin seeds
The reason to keep this fall favorite on hand year-round is zinc. The mineral is good for new cell production (read: youthful-looking skin) and could help control acne. So make sure you’re getting enough zinc! Oysters are another fantastic source.

Colorful fruits & veggies
Antioxidants, baby! They’ve been found to help protect and repair your skin cells, which helps to keep your skin looking young and beautiful. From jewel-toned berries to bright orange sweet potatoes to vibrant leafy greens, you want to taste the rainbow. (And I’m not talking Skittles.)

While technically not a food, drinking lots of water is one of the best things you can do for your skin. You stay hydrated, so does your skin. Think of a raisin – yeah, that’s why hydration matters. It’s one of the not-so-secret parts of Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima’s regimen, and it seems to be going pretty well for her. Get a refillable liter-sized bottle to tote around; drink a couple of those per day, and you’re off to a good start.

RELATED: Hungry Girl’s 2016 Forecast: 4 Foods That Are Destined to Become Trends

Want more celeb skin glowing tips? (Of course you do). Here are a few more to keep you looking (and feeling!) beautiful and healthy.
Skip the sugar like Halle Berry

Go easy on the booze like Andie MacDowell

Keep the junk to a minimum like Cameron Diaz

Prioritize sleep like Devon Windsor

Laugh it up like Shailene Woodley

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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