Every year cosmetic companies introduce many new beauty products in the market infused with new breakthrough ingredients to combat/slow down skin’s aging process. Some of these are really good and work well to keep your skin soft and smooth. If you look closely, you will find that most of the anti-aging ingredients are antioxidants – substances that fight the free radicals generated by sun exposure and environmental pollutants. Antioxidants are the cream of the crop in the anti-aging brigade because of their multiple benefits – they reduce inflammation, protect the skin from sun damage and pollution, allow your skin to build more collagen, and even improve skin´s ability to heal itself. (applying sunscreen is still important to defend your skin from everyday sun exposure). With so many advantages, it makes sense to use antioxidants topically but at the same time if you take care to include these potent anti-aging substances (commonly found in fruits, vegetables, nuts etc) regularly in your diet, your skin can reap its benefits and maintain its youthful appearance .
Now that you know that eating lots of fruits and veggies and healthy fats is not only good for your health but also important to keep your skin glowing and beautiful……check out this informative slideshow by Prevention magazine that lists ‘beauty’ foods which should be part of your anti-aging campaign. Isn’t that double the motivation to eat healthy??