“Fatty meat generates free radicals,” says Dr. Ostad. Free radicals are in search of missing electrons, they snag electrons from healthy cells, damaging them in the process. This damage ultimately affects your skin’s ability to protect itself and generate collagen.
“You’re better off with leaner meats, like a turkey burger or chicken,” says Dr. Ostad. Remember to load up on antioxidants, both in your fridge and in your beauty bag: “Antioxidant-rich foods and serums help combat age-promoting free radicals,” says Dr. Ostad. Look for serums that have vitamin C.