The anti-wrinkle diet
With nutrition and skin health expert, Kim Pearson (BANT, CNHC).
In order to achieve a truly youthful complexion, it’s vital we consider the food we put inside our body. Give your skin a boost with these anti wrinkle foods and tips!
Boost your intake of omega-3
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and can become more prone to dryness. Essential fatty acids are needed in order for our skin to remain supple and moisturised from the inside out. Omega 3s are often lacking in our diets so it’s a good idea to include plenty of oily fish, unroasted nuts and seeds (especially linseed and flaxseed) in your diet for a healthy boost!
Increase your body’s antioxidants
Antioxidants are important for good skin health, as they help to combat free radical damage to our cells – known to contribute to the appearance of prematurely aged skin.
Taking a beauty supplement rich in antioxidants like Revidox+. Revidox+ contains skin-loving ingredients including selenium, Vitamin C and pomegranate extract, as well a new breakthrough super-ingredient called STILVID® – an antioxidant derived from the skin of grapes which studies show can boost skin moisture and improve the appearance of wrinkles in just 60 days.
Try a DIY antioxidant smoothie
Most of us are aware that too much sugar leads to weight gain, but did you know that it can also accelerate skin ageing? When we eat sugar and refined carbohydrates like white bread, noodles and pasta (which break down to simple sugars) they enter our blood stream where they can then attach to the skin’s collagen and elastin. This causes the skins structure to weaken which results in visible signs of ageing. Choosing healthier alternatives like swapping sugar for a natural sweetener like xylitol and stevia and adding more veg to your meals in place of starchy carbohydrates can make a healthy difference to skin.
Eat a rainbow
Brightly coloured fruit and vegetables contain phytonutrients – plant nutrients that act as antioxidants and have been shown to directly protect skin cells from free radical damage. The more colour and variety the better – think broccoli, tomatoes, blueberries, lemons, peppers and oranges!
Try this super-skin-food salad recipe
Green tea is a powerful antioxidant drink for the skin and sipping a cup throughout the day is a good way to provide a regular skin boost. If you prefer an iced tea in the summer, simply allow the tea to cool and then pour the tea in to a jug and add cold water and pop it in the fridge. Once chilled pour a glass and add some fresh mint and a squeeze of fresh lemon – a great source of vitamin C which is vital for skin’s collagen production.