The Secret to Victoria Beckham's Flawless Skin Is Not What You Think


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You might guess that Victoria Beckham's recent and much-anticipated venture into beauty—via her collaboration with Estée Lauder—would be a huge hint on how she achieves her positively ageless complexion. It's surely the sorcery of a great product at work, no? The good news is that Beckham is more than happy to reveal exactly how she gets that coveted glow—but you might be surprised to learn that the secret isn't sitting on her vanity, but in her fridge.

Beckham credits her dermatologist, Dr. Harold Lancer, with shedding light on the health and beauty benefits of salmon. "I used to have really problematic skin and he said to me, 'You have to eat salmon every single day,'" she tells The Edit. "I said, 'Really, every day?' And he said, 'Yes; breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have to eat it every single day.'" Beckham gladly complied—and is just about all the living proof we need of the miracle fish's contribution to porcelain-smooth skin. That's thanks to its abundant omega-3 content, which is clinically shown to reduce inflammation and acne while boosting your natural glow and slowing skin aging. (It'll make your hair shiny, too.)

After all, you are what you eat, and if that means clear skin that defies wrinkles, we'll take the bait with no hesitation.

Not a fan of salmon? You can also find the same fatty acids in egg yolks, walnuts, chia seeds, and flax. Or go the topical route with one of the omega-centric skincare products below.