A lot of times we associate flawless skin with expensive skin care products and obsessive night time routines.
While makeup and facials can hide dark circles, blemishes, and general dullness – wrinkles cannot be hidden!
After a certain age, your skin barrier starts to break down much faster than it would otherwise.
It happens because of various reasons – not wearing sunscreen, pollution, less water intake and the most underrated reason – poor diet!
We suggests some foods you can add to your diet to keep a strong skin barrier so you can delay the onset of wrinkles, eat your way to youthful skin!
The first thing you need to do is quit refined white sugar and replace it with other healthier sugar alternatives.
Next, include the below-given fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
It’s the most important item to add to your diet for healthier skin! Collagen is the protein that keeps your skin firm, wrinkle free and healthy. Maintaining collagen levels in the body is crucial because it starts to decline in your mid to late twenties! A collagen supplement or bone broth (if you eat meat) are ways in which you can add this to your diet. Bone broth is also rich in minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium that helps strengthen the skin barrier.
2. Leafy Greens
Rich in Vitamin C, leafy greens like spinach, kale and collards help protects the skin from damage caused by the Sun and pollution.
Rich in polyphenols which promotes healthy cell production for your skin
4. Fresh ginger & honey
Ginger contains gingerol, which has anti-inflammatory properties. It has the ability to kill bacteria on the skin’s surface. Combined with honey, the concoction becomes a natural antibacterial and anti-fungal solution to delay aging of skin, therefore delaying wrinkles.
5. Healthy fats
Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble vitamins. Vitamin A specifically promotes skin cell repair and stabilizes collagen production. Other fat-soluble vitamins help reduce UV damage from the Sun. Healthy fats include; Salmon, avocado, walnuts, ghee, flax seeds, olive oil, tahini.
They’re loaded with antioxidants and fight against free radicals that damages the collagen in your skin, making it more prone to wrinkles.
Rich in copper, which helps synthesize and stabilize protein, collagen and elastin that is naturally present in the skin.
High in protein, easy to prepare and suitable to vegetarians. Presence of isoflavones helps to keep the skin hydrated, smooth and firm. Edamame is also rich in folate which keeps the skin from getting too dry and reduce premature aging by maintaining adequate collagen production.
9. Aloe vera
You could have this from the plant and apply to your face or drink an aloe vera juice. It contains sterols which promote the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, helping skin maintaining moisture. This makes wrinkles less noticeable. It also helps reduce blemishes on the skin.
The one magic supplement that beats all fancy skin care products! Adequate hydration in the body helps the skin to maintain elasticity, overall delaying/reducing wrinkles and fine lines.