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Super Foods For Younger-Looking Skin

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Struggling with your skin care needs? Start with your diet instead and take a look at investing in these super foods for younger-looking skin.

To Ease Wrinkles: Try expanding your diet to include red bell peppers (high in Vitamin C ) and onions (rich in quercetin). Both foods will smooth the appearance of wrinkles, as well as easing dryness and providing additional protection from harmful UVB rays. Pomegranate and chia seeds will also ease the appearance of wrinkles.

To Control Free Radical Damage: Worried about free radicals? Don’t be! Stock up on ingredients like blueberries, avocado and tomatoes, all full of antioxidants and lycopene. Not interested in being healthy all the time? Don’t forget to include dark chocolate in your snacking regimen. Flavanols and resveratorols act as antioxidants, promoting better circulation and reducing the roughness of skin for a healthier appearance and feel.

To Soothe Inflammation: To soothe easily irritated, inflamed skin, we turn to foods like salmon, citrus fruits, peeled kiwi, pomegranate, strawberries, walnuts and chia seeds. These foods contain high levels of Vitamin C and/or Omega-3s, which all reduce inflammation, ease chronic skin problems (like psoriasis and eczema), decrease dryness (which often causes inflammation) and produce collagen fibers that keep skin smooth and firm.

To Improve Moisture, Elasticity & Tone: To improve moisture and elasticity, we recommend stocking up on eggs, rosemary, beets and sweet potatoes. Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that not only prevent premature aging after sun exposure, but which also lead to softer, firmer and better hydrated skin. Rosemary is rich in phytochemicals, which increase levels of ceramide in the skin and lead to better retention of moisture & elasticity. Finally, sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene, which produces Vitamin A and leads to a high cell turnover, while beets enhance the blood flow throughout the body, lending to a natural glow that keeps skin young and youthful.

Looking for some skin care products to go along with your new eating habits? Visit our Ingredients page to learn more about the purpose of each ingredient we use. Then, visit each product’s page to learn which ones contain the ingredients that meet your skin needs.

 

Sources:

http://www.prevention.com/food/food-remedies/anti-aging-skin-care-healthy-recipes-for-young-skin?slide=8

http://www.prevention.com/beauty/natural-beauty/the-perfect-diet-for-pretty-skin?slide=4

http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/foods-for-glowing-vibrant-skin/

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/advice/g1463/anti-aging-foods/?

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