Having a proper skincare routine is one of the key factors in making sure you halt the ageing process that your skin goes through. There are, however, things that you can eat which will also contribute towards halting the signs of ageing, so we thought we’d tell you about five of the best so that you can add them into your diet.
No matter what type of nut you choose, they all have anti-inflammatory properties, which are fantastic for your skin. Inflammation can be responsible for all sorts of issues when it comes to the skin, and when you incorporate nuts into your diet, as well as using a decent anti-ageing face cream like Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich, your skin will stay wrinkle-free for much longer.
They say a little of what you fancy does you good and when it comes to dark chocolate, this is definitely the case. Dark chocolate contains flavanols which are believed to benefit appearance by increasing blood flow to the skin, as well as absorbing UV radiation, protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Using Decleor Protective Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF30 Face as well will increase the benefits.
Blueberries contain more antioxidants than almost any other fruit. They give you protection against skin-damaging free radicals from sun exposure, stress, and pollution, and they have vitamin C, which helps prevent the wrinkling effects of sun damage. Use Dermalogica Antioxidant HydraMist to maximise your antioxidant protection.
Avocados are absolutely stuffed with fatty acids and the good oils that our body needs. Your body doesn’t make fatty acids by itself, which is why we need them in our diets – they’re key elements in a natural skin care diet, essential fatty acids like omega-3s and omega-6s are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes. These polyunsaturated fats also help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier, critical in keeping skin hydrated, plumper, and younger looking.
Believe it or not, this humble root veg contains a lot of the things that our skin needs to be able to produce its own collagen. They’re rich in vitamin A, which helps to restore and regenerate damaged collagen, an essential for the elasticity and regeneration of skin cells. Eating plenty of carrots and using Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks will keep your eye area looking youthful and fresh.