We age and there is nothing we can do about that. The magical potion to freeze time and stay young forever doesn’t exist. Some things cannot be changed, while others can. What you can do is to be mindful of your health in order to prevent some health diseases and conditions.
While you can’t stop the time, you can minimize signs of aging on your skin. And no, you don’t need expensive products and celebrity-style treatments to have younger-looking skin. A regular skin care routine coupled with powerful anti-aging creams will do wonders, particularly if you combine them with a healthy lifestyle. Of course, a healthy lifestyle includes physical activity and a well-balanced diet.
Speaking of nutrition, some food items have potent anti-aging factors that are ideal for your skin. Let’s check them out!
Berries are considered superfoods thanks to a multitude of nutrients they contain and health benefits you can get with regular consumption. As you already know, one of the best anti-aging tips is to increase consumption of vitamin C (as well as to use products containing this ingredient). Well, berries are abundant in this vitamin which functions as an antioxidant that treats and prevents changes associated with photo-aging.
It’s also important to mention that berries are the richest source of antioxidants which destroy radicals and prevent oxidative damage that would speed up the formation of wrinkles.
Tomato is a rich source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and slows down the aging process. Besides the protection from free radicals, tomato can also provide similar benefits as top moisturizers. How?
That’s because lycopene nourishes your skin and makes it smoother. One study discovered that participants with higher concentrations of lycopene also had smoother skin. Also, a research from the British Journal of Dermatology showed that lycopene-rich tomato paste consumption protects from photodamage.
Watermelons are a staple summer food and now you have an additional reason to go and get one today – it benefits your skin health. Just like tomatoes, watermelons are also abundant in lycopene that protects your skin from photodamage and makes it smooth. It is also important to mention that watermelons contain vitamin A, a nutrient required for the production of sebum which keeps your skin moisturized. Additionally, watermelons are high in water content and help you stay hydrated in and out.
If you’re a chocoholic, you will love this tip. Dark chocolate has the tremendous potential to help your skin look younger. Studies show that cocoa consumption decreases skin roughness and scaling. Also, it promotes photoprotection, improves dermal blood circulation, and has a positive impact on the cosmetically relevant skin surface and hydration variables.
Hydrated skin is a youthful skin! Bear in mind that regular, milk, chocolate isn’t as beneficial as dark chocolate, with more than 70% of cocoa.
Delicious seeds of pomegranate are incredibly beneficial for all girls, women, and even men who want to have the younger-looking skin. Pomegranate is a rich source of antioxidants such as vitamin C, well-known for its potential to minimize/prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and dryness by neutralizing free radicals.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study which discovered that higher vitamin C consumption reduces the likelihood of dryness and wrinkles in middle-aged women. In addition to vitamin C, the fruit contains anthocyanins which increase production of collagen for firm, healthy, and youthful skin.
Walnuts are an amazing plant-based source of Omega-3 fatty acids which support a healthy skin inflammatory response thus giving you a healthier, clearer skin. Also, they are a rich source of vitamin E, yet another micro-nutrient that functions as an antioxidant. Vitamin E protects the skin from damaging effects of solar radiation that speeds up the aging process.
It’s also important to mention that walnuts do wonders for the quality of your hair too. Combine healthier hair with healthier skin and you’ll look and feel youthful.
It’s not like you need another reason to love glorious avocado, but you’ll be happy to know it is one of the best foods for your skin. How? Avocado contains oleic acid which helps skin retain moisture in the outer layer. As a result, your skin is soft, silky smooth, and plump. As we age, our skin starts losing its moisture and becomes dry. Dry skin is more prone to signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. Due to the avocado’s potential to keep your skin nourished, this fruit can give you a younger appearance. Plus, one study found that avocado increases collagen levels as well.
Oats are an excellent source of fiber which improves digestion. Healthy digestion is also important for skin health because it aids body detox and flushes out toxins. Complex carbohydrates like oats are highly recommended for the skin due to their low-glycemic nature. Low-glycemic foods do not cause spikes in blood sugar.
On the other hand, high-glycemic foods are associated with wrinkles and acne. Moreover, oats prevent damage to the skin cells and it soothes skin irritation.
Here is yet another summer staple, cantaloupe is an ideal summer food primarily due to its refreshing nature and high water content. It contains beta carotene which is then converted to vitamin A.
Studies show that vitamin A improves fine wrinkles associated with the natural aging process, increases collagen production, and enhances overall appearance and quality of the skin.
Green tea isn’t just effective for weight loss, but skin health as well. Thanks to the high concentration of polyphenols , potent antioxidants, green tea helps skin more resistant to UV damage that leads to premature aging.
Additionally, drinking green tea is a great way to detox your body and get rid of toxins. One of the healthiest beverages in the world fits perfectly into your efforts to have a youthful skin just like anti-aging creams such as Junivive.
A healthy diet is essential for youthful-looking skin and minimized signs of aging. Some foods are particularly beneficial for your skin thanks to high levels of antioxidants and other important nutrients. Bear in mind that youthful skin needs healthy lifestyle; exercise regularly, get enough sleep, establish a regular skincare regimen.
You’ll love how smooth and radiant your skin is before you know it.
Latest posts by Katleen Brown (see all)
- 10 Best Anti-Aging Foods For Younger Looking Skin - July 28, 2017
- 11 Proven Benefits Of Curcumin - April 20, 2016
- A Workout for Your Brain: Comparing Music Therapy And Relaxation Exercises - December 23, 2015