When Victoria Beckham dishes out beauty advice, you listen. In a new interview with The Edit, Beckham swears that her secret to flawless skin starts in the kitchen.
"I see a dermatologist in LA, called Dr. Harold Lancer, who is incredible. I’ve known him for years — he sorted my skin out," Beckham said. "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.’"
Chowing down on salmon for every meal seems excessive until you realize that there’s actually science to back it up. You see, salmon and other fatty fish are full of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C. Not only are these crucial anti-inflammatories and skin moisturizers, but several studies have shown a link between healthy skin and fish consumption. A study published in the European Journal of Dermatology showed that those who ate a diet rich in fish and vegetables had significantly less acne than those who didn’t. Other studies have shown that salmon could protect against acne all together.
If you’re convinced and want to live your life just like Victoria Beckham, Dr. Lancer actually has a recipe for "easy baked salmon" right on his website. Or just keep doing what you’re doing and feel a little less guilty for your Sunday brunch lox habit. After all, there are worse things for your skin.