The idea of losing our youthful glow has financed a billion dollar industry. Companies produce a new miracle product every year, but their results vary.
As it turns out, you need more than products to keep your skin looking young. A skin-healthy lifestyle is a key to unlocking your younger, more beautiful skin.
When used with quality products, our anti-aging tips will have you looking younger in no time!
Healthy Diet Anti-Aging Tips
The saying, “you are what you eat” has never been more relevant. The skin is the biggest organ in the body and without nutrient rich food, it can’t perform at its peak.
To improve your skin from the inside out, add the following foods to your diet.
Vitamin C Rich Foods
Strawberries, oranges, red peppers, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts all have vitamin C.
This immune boosting vitamin keeps you from getting sick and from looking it. It aids in Collagen production, which is the skin’s natural elastic.
C-rich foods are also thought to reduce sun damage, so former sunbathers need all they can get!
Has red blotchy skin got you down? You may need to eat more tomatoes. Lycopene, the main nutrient in tomatoes can protect skin from the sun and make it smoother.
A study found that people with diets rich in Lycopene’s skin reddened less after UV exposure. Scientists think the nutrient blocks harmful UV rays from going deep in the skin, like a juicy red shield.
We’ve all heard about the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids on our health, but did you know they help your skin too? EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) preserves collagen and can help prevent skin cancer.
To get the benefits from this fatty miracle vitamin, aim for two servings a week.
A Note on Supplements
If you don’t like the foods listed in our anti-aging tips, you may be tempted to take them as supplements.
Unfortunately, the body doesn’t absorb the value in supplements as well as real food. Taking a supplement is better than nothing, but nothing is better than the real thing.
Drinking water is just as important for your skin as any other organ. Our bodies are made of water, which it needs to function.
Drinking more water helps your skin renew itself more quickly and efficiently. A well-hydrated person’s skin stays plump and better avoids dreaded skin sagging.
We know you’ve heard it a million times, but it can’t be emphasized enough. Wearing sunscreen every day, in all kinds of weather, keeps skin healthy and happy.
It reduces skin cancer risk, which can result in unsightly moles or surgery scars (that’s being optimistic). Make sure to apply sunscreen to your hands and neck as well, as the skin there is very delicate.
Lip experts, like those behind Restylane, urge you to not forget your lips. Always wear chapstick with sunscreen and reapply your face sunscreen at least twice a day.
If you follow our anti-aging tips as well as a good product regimen, you’ll be looking fresh in no time! If you have questions, feel free to call our skin health experts. They have the knowledge and resources to help you find your best and most beautiful skin!