Our diet has its effects on our overall health, including the appearance of our skin.
Therefore, you can prevent the symptoms of premature aging by incorporating the following 7 foods into your diet:
They are a low-glycemic food that does not cause blood sugar spikes, and prevents wrinkles and acne. They also contain a natural plant chemical that prevents damage to skin cells and soothes skin irritation.
Avocados are a rich source of monounsaturated fat, which keeps the skin hydrated, and helps the absorption of nutrients and vitamins in the skin.
3. Sweet potatoes
They contain an antioxidant called beta-carotene which is turned into vitamin A, that promotes skin cell turnover, restores skin elasticity, and makes the skin soft, and youthful-looking.
Moreover, the high vitamin C and E content protects against free radicals.
Blueberries are high in antioxidants that protect the skin against skin damage due to free radicals and stress, sun exposure, and overexercising. They prevent the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and keep the skin firm.
They are full of antioxidants, vitamins C and K, fiber, folate, calcium, and lutein, so their consumption boosts the collagen production, and provides strength and elasticity to the skin.
It is abundant in healthy omega-3 fats, which prevent the growth of skin cancer cells, and make the skin soft and glowing.
7. Green tea
It contains catechins, which prevent sun damage like hyperpigmentation, and polyphenols, which prevent free-radical damage, and reverse the effects of aging.
Additionally, despite consuming these foods, you should also follow the tips below, that will help you reduce premature skin aging:
- Quit smoking;
- Avoid repetitive facial expressions, and wear sunglasses to reduce lines caused by squinting;
- Wash your face twice a day and after sweating heavily;
- Apply a facial moisturizer every day;
- Stop using skin care products that sting or burn;
- Cleanse your skin gently, to remove pollution, makeup, and other substances without irritating your skin;
- Limit your alcohol intake;
- Exercise most days of the week;
- Protect your skin from the sun every day, covering up with clothing, and using sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30 (or higher), and water-resistant.