Even with the best skin care products in your arsenal, healthy skin (and body) starts from the inside. You know that old saying, “you are what you eat?” well, as you age the more valid the cliché becomes. As winter begins to fade into Spring, and we head into Summer here are a few easy items to build into your diet that will have benefits inside and out.
“Antioxidants found in Oranges fight free radicals which may slow down the production of wrinkles, and stop premature aging. Oranges have a high content of citric acid which aids in skin exfoliation and helps to dry out acne, improving the overall look of your skin.”
“Two vitamins in watermelon — A and C — are important for skin and hair health. Vitamin C helps your body make collagen, a protein that keeps your skin supple and your hair strong. Vitamin A is also important for healthy skin since it helps create and repair skin cells.” – Healthline.com
“Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and all of the major carotenoids, especially lycopene. These carotenoids protect your skin from sun damage and may help prevent wrinkling.” – Healthline.com
“Rich in the anti-oxidant Beta Carotene, it transforms dull, dehydrated complexions and leaves your skin beautifully radiant. Grapefruit also contains Lycopene which is known to reduce redness and inflammation of the skin, helping to even out skin tone for a smooth complexion.”
“Preliminary evidence also shows that avocados contain compounds that may help protect your skin from sun damage. UV damage to your skin can cause wrinkles and other signs of aging. Avocados are also a good source of vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant that helps protect your skin from oxidative damage. Most Americans don’t get enough vitamin E through their diet.” – Healthline.com
Resveratrol, the famous antioxidant found in red grapes, may slow your skin’s aging process by impairing harmful free radicals (sugar/carbs, alcohol) that damage your skin.