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Can you eat your way to healthier, younger-looking skin?

September 11, 2013 by Works with Water

Want fabulous, healthy, glowing skin and a way to reduce the signs of ageing? Then make sure you are eating the right food.

Most experts recommend a balanced diet as the best way to get healthy skin but there are a number of specific skin treats that are more likely than others to give a boost of glowing good health to your complexion.

Vitamins – Nutrients like vitamins C, E and A are vital for nourishing healthy, beautiful skin. Vitamins C and E help reduce free radicals (atoms that damage skin-supporting collagen, encouraging wrinkles and other signs of ageing), while vitamin A repairs skin tissue and helps reduce lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C-rich foods include citrus and leafy greens; vitamin E is found in foods like nuts and seeds; while vitamin A is in foods like milk, egg yolks and carrots.

Antioxidants – Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and plums are all high in  antioxidant properties. The benefits of these foods on your skin are plentiful. Antioxidants protect skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. Antioxidants in skincare products (…like help: revitalise my skin!) can do a lot for the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing the signs of ageing. From calming inflamed skin to tightening and toning, antioxidants offer great benefits.

Omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon are responsible for healthy cell membranes and the overall health of the various cells in the body. The stronger the walls of the cells, the more water is kept in, thus making skin cells look more vibrant, plumper and overall more youthful.

Zinc – In skin, zinc assists in the proper structure of proteins and cell membranes, improves wound healing, has anti-inflammatory effects, and protects against UV radiation. Zinc can be found in beef, lamb, pork and salmon as well as nuts, seeds, cereals and shell fish.

help: revitalise my skin gel sticks. They contains skin rejuvenating active ingredients, CoEnzyme Q10 and Aloe Vera, that help slow down the ageing process. CoQ10 has the ability to improve energy production in cells, and act as an antioxidant which is great for skin-firming. CoQ10 also stimulated the production of essential skin ingredients (such as collagen) to allow the body to regenerate new skin cells. Aloe Vera has been used for years to calm, nourish and regenerate the skin. Its detoxifying properties help to strengthen skin cells, which results in a younger looking, healthy complexion – all that in a handy gel stick that will fit in any size handbag and can be eaten on the go – help: revitalise my skin is perfect for those who are looking for a guilt free snack!

What was the question again? Can you eat your way to healthier, younger-looking skin? I’d say YES was the answer to that!!

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