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You are what you eat

by timetospa January 3, 2013
You are what you eat

When it comes to looking your best, most ladies rely on a slew of anti aging skincare tricks to try and combat eye wrinkles, crow's feet and other imperfections. Despite the fact that certain creams and lotions can work to curb the presence of these problems, what you're eating may also play a role in how healthy your skin looks. Discovery Health recently discussed the best foods for your face, and you may want to dig in to keep your skin glowing.

Seafood
Seafood like salmon and oysters are not only tasty, they are also high in omega-3 fatty acids and zinc that benefit women in a variety of ways. Ingesting plenty of omega-3s works to reduce dryness and inflammation of the skin. The latter is a major issue as inflammation can cause the skin to age at a faster rate, while some medical experts believe a lack of this nutrient could be linked to the development of skin woes like eczema and psoriasis, according to the news source. Both nutrients also promote good circulation, which offers skin a healthy glow.

Citrus-bases fruits
Sure oranges, grapefruits and limes are tasty and tangy, but did you know these fruits packed with vitamin C can improve your production of collagen? Collagen is an important protein that helps form the structure of your skin, when it breaks down, it can result in your complexion look flat or sunken in. Consuming citrus fruits can work to prevent collagen breakdown, thus keeping you looking younger for longer.

Using a lotion like Laboratoire Remede Intensive Double Serum: Vitamin C + Oxygen may garner similar results. The serum combines the benefits of vitamin C and oxygen for a powerful collagen boost on your skin.

Green and red/orange vegetables
All vegetables are good for the body, but ones in the green and red/orange families offer the most positive results for your skin, the publication reports. Fresh produce like spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots, green peppers and more are packed with beta-carotene. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which acts as antioxidants. Antioxidants work to prevent cell damage as well as premature aging. Plus, vitamin A helps keep blemishes at bay.

Certain nuts
Some ladies might not know the power certain nuts offer. The publication reports almonds and walnuts are chock-full of vitamin E, which combats free radicals and damage from the sun. These tasty snacks may be especially helpful for ladies who love lounging on the beach or poolside in order to rejuvenate their skin after getting a tan.

Even though these nuts can help stave off sun damage, it's also important for women to use sunscreen products on a regular basis. A product like Elemis Liquid Layer Sunblock SPF 30 may be a smart investment. This lightweight anti wrinkle cream offers wearers an easy way to protect their skin.



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