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prevent aging skin by eating healthy

Our skin is one of the most prominent indicators of our age, and if you ask someone to predict how old you are, it’s your skin that they’ll look to make their estimate. For this reason, taking care of your skin to prevent aging is one of the ways to look younger. Also, eating a healthy diet improves your skin from the inside out.

 It’s possible to cut up to 25 years off your appearance, maybe more, and not only look better but feel better too. By using these suggestions below:

Protecting Your Skin With the Right Nutrients

The first facet of anti-aging skin care is in our diet; the more healthily we eat, the smoother and healthier our skin will be. Diet is the main reason to be a concern when considering that it’s our food. Our diet provides our body with the building blocks required to make how our skin looks and every other tissue and muscle in the body.

You are what you eat; if you want healthy skin, you need a healthy diet. When thinking specifically about trying to look younger, there are three main things we need in our diet – antioxidants, vitamins, and fats.

Antioxidants

First, the antioxidants found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, and fish will help protect our skin cells (and every other cell) from oxidizing by free radicals. We’ve touched on this idea briefly, but to reiterate, every cell in your body is under constant attack from free radicals, which damage the cell walls when they come into contact with them.

Enough of these bombardments; eventually, that microscopic damage becomes macroscopic, and your skin appears tired and wrinkled. Worse, this damage can subsequently penetrate through to your DNA, at which point your cells will become mutated and look damaged when they divide. In the worst-case scenarios, this can lead to cancerous tumors.

Antioxidants manage to neutralize these free radicals so that less is available to attack the skin. This will mean that the skin cells come under minor fire and appear healthier. At the same time, this will help protect the skin and other cells against cancer by lowering the chance of the DNA behind the cell walls being damaged or mutated.

There are countless sources of antioxidants in your diet. Still, the best way to ensure you’re getting plenty is to consume a lot of fruits and vegetables packed with them. Antioxidants also include things like resveratrol and CoQ10.

You may remember from our section on nootropics that these enhance mitochondrial function. This makes sense, as damaging oxygen is a common byproduct of the mitochondria, which can end up damaging the cells and, eventually, the DNA.

Vitamins

Vitamins, particularly vitamin A and E, are used in rebuilding the skin and are a great way to encourage the body to heal scars and wrinkles. Vitamin A and E help promote the production of collagen and other essential substances that give the skin its elasticity. Generally, they will keep your skin looking more youthful and healthy. Again, this all comes from eating a diet high in nutrients.

Fats

Essential fatty acids, meanwhile, will provide your skin with oil to keep it subtle and prevent it from becoming dry and flaky. Omega 3 fatty acids will act as both a source of oil for your skin and a source of antioxidants. Saturated fats are an essential part of your diet. They will help keep your skin naturally moisturized while encouraging the production of hormones that further support glowing skin.

Fats get a lot of bad rap regarding your health, but more recent studies show that we have mistakenly made them into scapegoats. Fat does not increase LDL (bad) cholesterol nor makes us fat. Fat is an integral part of our diet! Oh, and eating lots of protein is also essential. Protein provides the body with all the building blocks needed to create more tissue, including the skin, not just muscle!

Here’s to  healthy and beautiful skin,

Mytrang

 

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