Can You Eat Well To Prevent Wrinkles? CJA Aesthetics Clinics in Hampshire Explore The Wrinkle-Busting Superfoods
Did you know that certain foods can help to protect your skin from ageing and sun-damage? It’s widely established some vitamins and nutrients demonstrate an anti-ageing effect on your skin; assist the production of collagen and promote a healthy glow.
But, when you search online for nutritional advice, there are so many different (and often contradictory) messages and anecdotal theories that it can become quite baffling.
To make things a little easier for you, we’ve trawled the internet on your behalf and selected our favourite, simple pieces of advice from various expert resources.
One common conclusion from all sources is that there are, in essence, a handful of nutrients proven to have a positive effect on your skin. These include (but aren’t limited to):
- Vitamins (especially vitamins A, C and E)
- Fatty acids
Vitamins A, C and E are antioxidants that help to control the body’s production of free radicals. Vitamins help heal blemishes, prevent wrinkles and promote a lovely, healthy glow. Not to mention, foods typically containing a rich source of vitamins A, C and E assist with weight-maintenance, too.
Fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats (often referred to as good fats) which produce the skin’s natural oil barrier. These essential fats help keep skin hydrated and plump. Additionally, studies have suggested some fatty acids are great for brain development as well!
Zinc is known to improve the healing process of wounds. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and it can protect against UV radiation. Studies have indicated dietary zinc can reduce acne as effectively as medical treatments!
Naturally, our top five wrinkle-busting foods are especially rich in these nutrients. So, without further ado, here’s our top five…
Strawberries are absolutely full of vitamin C. It’s best to eat strawberries during the Summer and Autumn months but they can be frozen without losing their nutritional superpowers. Why not blend frozen strawberries with some chilled, fat-free Greek style yoghurt for a delicious smoothy?
Almonds provide a rich source of vitamin E and monounsaturated fats, so not only are they good for your skin but they also help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Almonds are versatile; they can be eaten as they are, ground and used in the place of flour or whizzed in a food processor to create almond butter.
Salmon’s omega-3 fatty acids are known to control inflammation in the skin and boost complexion. Additionally, vitamins and antioxidants in the fish can help to reduce the risk of skin cancer and help with acne and rosacea.
Beef, or red meats generally, are often incorrectly labelled as unhealthy due to their high fat content. However, with the fat trimmed off and eaten in moderation, in actual fact red meat and especially beef is packed full of zinc, vitamin B and protein – all known antioxidants and great for skin health.
The delicious avocado contains cholesterol-busting fatty acids and skin rejuvenating vitamins and antioxidants. Try avocado sliced as a salad topping, or mushed and spread on wholemeal toast with almond butter.
If you would like to explore other ways to improve your complexion and your skin’s laxity, please get in touch with Dr Chris for a free, no obligation consultation on 07500 722925.