The Inexpensive Food That Can Give You Glowing Skin in Just 3 Days

Sardines (yes, the greasy fish that come in a tin) can actually give you better skin. We're not making this up. A real live nutritionist told us this.

Dr. Nicholas Perricone has long believed in a skin care philosophy that starts from within. As a dermatologist, he recommends his patients start the journey to a glowing complexion with an anti-inflammatory diet. That means swapping out your favorite foods like microwave popcorn for healthy alternatives like nuts. Perricone told us that just three days on this anti-inflammatory menu can reveal a more glowing complexion. Less than a week? We're prone to call that a miracle cure. Of course, cold-water fish, like sardines, is on his good-for-you grocery list. A nutritionist on Perricone's team told us to gorge on this oily fish a few days before our next big event to get that dewy, model-worthy glow.

What makes sardines a skin-saving star? These small fish have more omega-3s than salmon. They've also got more B-12, protein, calcium, and iron. The extra iron can help ward off hair loss. The B-12 can help with itchy eczema, and omega-3s are known to ease everything from adult acne to dandruff. We're convinced! We'll be making a dinner of sardines before our next wedding.