Keep Skin Looking Young

Cosmetics and beauty products are not the only solutions to keep skin looking young. Your lifestyle is the first line of defence against premature ageing and this video has five tips to help you stop the effects of time.

 

If you want smooth, soft, glowing and young looking skin, remember to add antioxidant rich foods to your diet. It has been shown in many studies that the vitamins and minerals found in antioxidant rich foods can help speed cell turnover and protect skin from the sun’s damaging rays.

 

Here are some foods that feed your skin in beautiful ways:

  1. Broccoli is a great source of good-for-your-skin vitamins including vitamin A (a retinoid), C and K. Vitamin C is a fantastic antioxidant that supports collagen production. Vitamin K speeds bruise healing and may even help improve dark under-eye circles.
  2. Six leaves of lettuce provide more than 100% of your daily value of vitamin A. This vitamin plays an important role in stimulating skin cell turnover, which rejuvenates skin. In addition, potassium in romaine lettuce gives skin a refreshing boost of nutrients and oxygen by improving circulation.
  3. Blueberries are loaded with vitamin C, vitamin E, fibre and riboflavin. The antioxidants in blueberries are effective in healing skin damage and can help to fight the ageing process.
  4. Apples not only protect you from various diseases, but also keep the wrinkles away. Apples contain a substance called quercetin which provides protection from the “burning” UVB rays that trigger skin cancer.
  5. Salmon is rich in anti-aging ingredients, including omega-3 fatty which has beauty benefits for your skin. Omega-3s contain alpha-linolenic acid, which decreases dryness and keeps skin smooth, soft and supple.
  6. Soybeans are full of beneficial compounds that are perfect for anti-aging such as amino acids and anti-oxidants. They also help the skin retain moisture and helps
    with skin elasticity.
  7. Milk contains lots of vitamin D, which is important in skin development as well as helps destroy free radicals that cause the skin to age. Getting your daily dose of “D” from milk also means you don’t have to get it from sun exposure that results in wrinkles and increases your risk of skin cancer.
  8. Cocoa made with dark chocolate – Women in one study positively glowed after drinking 1/2 cup of cocoa thanks to a significant increase in circulation that lasted 2 hours. As shown by the study result, women who drank 1/2 cup of cocoa high in flavonoids (as is dark chocolate) every day for 12 weeks had significantly softer, smoother, and better hydrated skin.
  9. Sunflower oil helps your skin hold onto water (by helping your skin produce ceramides). This type of oil is great to eat or use topically for those with dry skin.