The ability to reverse the signs of aging and achieve younger, more radiant-looking skin is what many people strive for and take extreme measures to obtain. But, there may be easier ways to achieve this goal than you think.
Did you know there are certain foods that actually work to make you look younger? That’s right! Head to the grocery store today and incorporate some of the following anti-aging foods into your next meal.
This delicious and tart fruit will make you look years younger by giving your skin the hydration it needs. Grapefruit is packed full of vitamin C, promoting the production of collagen which is responsible for preventing sagging skin and reducing damage to skin caused by free radicals.
Besides giving you an extra boost in the morning, did you know that the coffee you’re drinking on a daily basis is also providing additional benefits to your overall physical appearance? It’s true! The caffeine that coffee contains gives your skin a more even appearance by helping to constrict and stimulate your blood vessels.
One of the main reasons for premature greying of the hair is caused by a dietary deficiency in copper and premature greying can make you look years older than you actually are. Copper helps your body produce pigment for both your skin and hair. Shiitake mushrooms contain one of the highest levels of dietary copper and you can achieve over 70% of your daily recommended intake of copper with just half a cup of these mushrooms.
This perfect breakfast meal contains an exceptionally high level of vitamin E and amino acids. These nutrients are responsible for nourishing your skin and fighting any signs of sun damage. Also, consuming oatmeal helps keep your androgen levels low which is the hormone that contributes to the production of wrinkles. (Note: this only pertains to steel oats and not ‘instant oatmeal’.)
For the wrinkles that may have already started to form on the face, eating walnuts will help keep your skin hydrated and moisturized which will plump up the skin’s wrinkles. Walnuts also contain nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E which has beneficial factors for maintaining healthy looking hair.
This thirst-quenching melon will ward off signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage spots with its free radical-fighting nutrients like vitamin A, C and lycopene. Also, with watermelon being 92% water, your skin will never go thirsty!
Much like grapefruit, bell peppers contain a high level of vitamin C, which (mentioned above) boosts your body’s collagen levels keeping your skin nice and firm and looking young.
Mangoes contain an antioxidant called beta-carotene which delays the appearance of wrinkles and skin pigmentation as well as aids the skin with repairing itself. The vitamin C found in mangoes works to cure scarring caused by acne. Not only that, but mangoes make your skin extremely soft.
Take Your Anti-Aging Journey to the Next Level
At Shumway Cosmetic Surgery located in La Jolla, California, we pride ourselves in offering the latest cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures. Our mission is to help each and every one of our clients achieve confidence in the way they look and feel. Call us today at (858) 587-2640 to find out which anti-aging or skin rejuvenation treatment is right for you!