There may not be an elixir of youth, but how we treat ourselves and the food we eat can reverse or prevent aging. Your body needs the right nutrients to fight off damage. Nutrients are those that help the cells and have more energy. Low-nutrient diets, toxins, stress and processed foods will accelerate aging. Avoiding harmful chemicals and getting enough sleep and exercise will all help you maintain a glowing skin.
Eat healthy food
Antioxidants are the best resources your body has to fight aging and disease by reducing inflammation and damage. And inflammation is a leading cause of wrinkles. Organic green tea, dark chocolate, purple grapes, seeds, nuts, raspberries, spinach, goji berries, acai berries, pomegranates, and blueberries are some of the best sources of antioxidants. Sugar leads to damaged elastin and collagen, which cause wrinkles, and a diet rich in vitamin C leads to fewer wrinkles. Incorporate fish, nuts, flax seeds, olive oil and avocados into your diet. The fatty acids are of a great importance for your skin to look youthful.
Drink plenty of water
Your body functions in a less optimal way even with a small amount of dehydration. When you are dehydrated, your skin will look loose, saggy, flaky and dull. Start your day with a glass of unsweetened coconut water. And throughout the day drink filtered water. Add coconut, olives, avocado and wild salmon – they are all skin hydrating foods.
Your skin repairs itself mostly while you are asleep. Slumber is nature’s most powerful beauty treatment. Not only do the optimal eight hours a night make your skin glowy, but also many bodies, face, hair products are most effective overnight.
Regular exercise increases the circulation of nutrients and oxygen and releases toxins through sweat – which can actually make your skin look clearer. Smile – this will be the best exercise for your face. High levels of stress can affect your skin. Consider meditating, yoga or some other sport. Eliminate problematic activities and people from your life.
Snack on Watermelon
Skin care products will help you from the surface, but you need to aid your skin from the inside too. Adding a lycopene-rich food, such as watermelon, helps reduce redness and damage caused by sun exposure, possibly even lower skin cancer risk and prevents future wrinkling. Aim for one cup each day by tossing it in smoothies, salsas, and salads.
Buy a plant
Sometimes indoor pollution levels can be even higher than outdoor levels. Buy a plant that will act as an air filter.