New research shows that the secret to defying age is in what you eat! This approach to skin care may seem unattractive as the switch to an anti-aging, pro-skin diet does not achieve overnight results. As we get older and become more susceptible to oxidative stress, the importance of nutrition in relation to skin health becomes vital. Oxidative stress is a condition where an excess of free radicals inflames skin and causes visible damage. The right foods contain antioxidants and other age-defying substances that help skin ward off free radical damage and prevent common skin conditions ranging from acne to premature aging.