As we grow older, our skin starts to become saggy and loose, and this is due to the breakdown of collagen that is in our skin. If you wish to slow this process, and maintain tighter skin, then there are a few things that you can do to change the progression of age. Of course, exercise and the right foods are two prime examples.
We all know a healthy diet is good for you, yet it is also good for helping your skin look fresh and firm. If you eat a good diet, your skin will be full of natural nutrients to keep it healthy. By applying a skin care diet to your daily routine, you can increase the number of new collagen cells in your skin. This will help to maintain the skin elasticity, keeping it firm and tight. So, what are the best foods to help you maintain your youthful looks?
It is important that you ensure you have the necessary vitamins to maintain your skin’s healthy and youthful looks. Vitamin C is abundant in fresh fruit and vegetables, and it helps to promote the formation of collagen. This will help keep your skin nice and firm. Look for fresh oranges, limes, asparagus, and grapefruits, for an instant hit of vitamin C. With vitamin E, you get a natural protection against the sun’s UV radiation, as it protects cell membranes. Great foods for this vitamin can be found in prunes and almonds. Both of these vitamins are antioxidants, that protect you from damage and aging.
If you are not allergic to either nuts or shellfish, then you are going to love this. Both have selenium in them, and this helps maintain firm skin and reduce wrinkles. It is an antioxidant mineral, that protects your skin from sun damage, while also helping to tighten any loose skin by preserving tissue elasticity. Head to the shops and stock up on brazil nuts, whole grains and start enjoying fresh shellfish, for the best results.
It is a well-known fact that green tea has excellent benefits for your health, and in particular your skin. You will find that green tea has catechins within it, and this helps prevent the breakdown of collagen. It is also jam-packed with antioxidants called polyphenols, that have anti-inflammatory properties, which in turn help to remove free radicals from the body. By drinking green tea on a regular basis, the expulsion of the free radicals will help tighten your loose skin.
If you want to maintain a glowing, healthy and young appearance, then antioxidants are the way to go. This is another source of protection from skin damage caused by free radicals. Fantastic sources of antioxidants can be found in dark berries, leafy greens, nuts, and vegetables. All the good stuff you should be eating anyway.
Sometimes, no matter how rich our diet in antioxidants and vitamins, there are still areas that are prone to loose skin. At ENHANCE Aesthetic Arts, we can discuss other options to help you maintain your youthful looks. Just speak to one of our consultants about skin tightening, to discuss what will be the best course of action for you and your skin.