We’re well aware that a targeted skincare regime can significantly improve the appearance of our skin making us look more youthful. The question is: can eating the right foods really make us look younger?
The answer is yes. Eating foods that are rich in antioxidants will not only allow us to live a healthier and longer life, but will also allow our skin to stay healthy too fighting off any signs of premature ageing.
Including antioxidants within your diet will help you to combat free radicals which breakdown the synthesis of collagen and contribute to signs of ageing such as: age spots, wrinkles, pigmentation and age-related diseases. The below nutrient rich anti-ageing foods will help you look and feel younger:
Rich in antioxidants, these fruits are full of the potent Vitamin C which help you to produce more collagen. The more collagen you produce, the smoother, plumper and more youthful your skin will look. They are also a great source of hydration, so try to consume as much of the juice as you can.
There is a vast amount of research that supports the anti-ageing benefits of Vitamin A (retinoids) which can be found in strawberries. Vitamin A may help to protect your from sun damage, therefore protecting you from premature signs of ageing. Strawberries also contain ellagic acid, a powerful antioxidant that protects the elastic fibres in our skin to prevent the skin from sagging. Strawberries have 135% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C, meaning that will help your complexion to stay looking youthful.
Fishes such as salmon contain healthy omega-3 fats which help the ability of your skin to retain its essential moisture, thereby smoothing out wrinkles. Research has shown that a diet low in fatty acids can contribute to dry skin and premature wrinkles.