Lines, wrinkles, and sagging – oh, no! The effects aging has on your skin is just depressing, and you’re far too young to look old! In addition to fighting the effects of aging with skincare tips from the outside in, such as moisturizing, you can also combat them with care from the inside, out.
Here are some of the top anti-aging foods to keep your skin looking younger, healthier, and of course, gorgeous…
- Chocolate. Not only does this luscious treat help to reduce the risk of heart disease, it also contains flavanols, which maintain healthy blood flow. Healthy blood circulation gets good nutrients around your body more effectively, thus keeping your largest organ (your skin) well-stocked with oxygen and natural chemicals necessary for repair.
- Nuts. Rich sources of unsaturated fats and antioxidants, nuts are also a rich source of vitamins and minerals that keep you healthy and youthful. These vitamins also benefit your skin to keep it looking youthful as well!
- Tomatoes. Lots of red fruits including tomatoes (yes, it’s technically a fruit) contain lycopene, which is a compound that maintains beautiful, youthful skin texture. The antioxidant compound has also been found to reduce the risk of some cancers.
- Red Wine. Really? Yes, really. Studies have shown that drinking red wine (in moderation, of course) prevents heart disease, diabetes and memory loss relating to aging. It also has been found in some studies to slow the aging of your cells (including skin cells) because it contains an important compound known as resveratrol.
- Greens. One of the primary reasons why your skin looks older is actually due to inflammation, and greens like romaine lettuce, broccoli, spinach, arugula and others are high in Vitamins A and C, which curb inflammation.
- Beans & Lentils. Since your skin is made of protein, you need plenty of protein in your diet to keep it looking supple and healthy. Get plenty of protein from beans, lentils, chickpeas, fish, and meat.
- Whole Grains. Avoid processed grains that cause inflammation, and instead enjoy whole grains to reduce it and give your skin the vital Vitamin B. Some whole grains that are good for your skin include oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat breads and pastas.
The right diet alone will not fully put off the look of aging on your skin, but with a little help from our skin rejuvenation services and anti-aging treatments, you’ll look years younger! Contact us for a free consultation today!