They say you are what you eat, and beauty experts and nutritionists agree that taking care of your skin from the inside is just as important as taking care of it from the outside.
There’s only so much you can do with lotions and potions, your skin also needs to be given all the right nutrients, vitamins and minerals to stay in amazing condition and fight the aging process. The wrong foods can contribute to water retention, swelling, redness, acne and wrinkles, but a skin friendly diet helps to plump, hydrate and firm your skin.
Green tea is packed with a host of fantastic things that do wondrous things for your body and skin; it’s full of antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids and B vitamins amongst other things. These little leaves are thought to improve the appearance of fine lines, age spots and wrinkles, as well as helping elasticity and sagging. The vitamin K in green tea is also meant to help dark circles and puffy eyes.
Amazingly, and happily, dark chocolate also does a host of wonderful things. You need to opt for at least 70 per cent cocoa to get the maximum effect, but chocolate packed with raw cocoa like this has powerful antioxidant abilities. Eating dark chocolate can help the harmful effects of EV exposure, increase skin circulation and help your skin’s ability to retain moisture.
The Good Kind of Fat
The natural oil in avocados is so good for your complexion. Evidence suggestions eating these delicious powerhouses reduce age spots thanks to sterolins which also soften the skin. The high content of vitamin A, various B vitamins, vitamin D and E, as well as beta-carotene, potassium, lethicin also do wonders for your face.
Coconut oil is full lots of amazing things too, but one of the key things that benefit anti-aging is vitamin E which has proven to have anti-aging benefits.
Ruby Red Beauties
Pomegranates are just amazing little fruits. These ruby red beauties were called the food of the gods by the ancients and recently scientists have found a molecule in pomegranates that slow down the aging process by encouraging cells to recycle and rebuild themselves, protecting themselves against one of the major causes of anti-aging.
Small Red Superhero
The tomato is also a small red superhero when it comes to anti-aging. Full of vitamin C to build collagen which helps your skin look firmer and plumper, they also contain lycopene to protect your skin from EV damage.
If you have dry skin, fish like salmon and mackerel are wonderful for moisturizing your skin from the inside. With high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, oily fish contains some of the best fats you can eat for your skin and many other health benefits.
Remember, eating for your weight and eating for your skin is different. Why not try to get a balance between the two and include these amazing healthy additions to your diet? As well as tasting amazing, these foods may help cut ten year’s off of your face.
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