What’s the best food for youthful skin?

Are you eating the right foods to help promote collagen, encourage cell renewal, and promote better skin ...

Lotions and potions are an integral part of any anti-aging routine, but what you eat is just as important.

As we age, our skin begins to show signs of wear and tear, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. While there are many products on the market that promise to turn back the clock, the key to healthy, youthful-looking skin also lies in the foods we eat on a regular basis.

Are you eating the best food options for youthful skin?

Although there is never going to be a consensus (or proof) about the exact best food to eat for great skin, research suggests that for anti-aging skin the best foods to eat are:

Yes we know it’s a food category and not one exact answer, but in general, fruit is pretty miraculous for your skin. These little bundles of antioxidants encourage cell renewal, protect your skin from UV damage, and promote better skin elasticity.

Fruit includes more than just berries and citrus – since fruits have seeds it technically include foods like cucumbers, avocados, pumpkin, and much more. This is not to say that other foods aren’t beneficial for great skin – luckily there are a plethora of amazing options (cocoa, nuts, leafy greens, green tea, etc), but fruits are skincare royalty.

Berries 🍓🍒

Berries are packed with antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells, leading to premature aging. Berries are also high in vitamin C, which is essential for the production of collagen, a protein that keeps the skin firm and elastic.

Avocados 🥑

Avocado is a rich source of healthy fats, which help to keep the skin moisturized, reduces inflammation, and decreases wrinkles. Avocado is also high in vitamin E and vitamin C, both of which are essential for healthy skin.

Apples 🍎 🍏

For some people apples seem so ordinary they might get overlooked as a skincare saviour. Apples are high in the anti-aging nutrient ‘quercetin’ which is responsible for making new collagen. Apples contain vitamins C and B which help strengthen hair, nails, and speed up skin cell production.

Red Grapes 🍇

We’ve all heard about ‘resveratrol’ which is the name of the anoxidant in these little gems. Resveratrol is a strong antioxidant that helps maintain the health of the skin and neutralizing damaging free radicals. Grapes also contain vitamins C and A, which can protect the skin from pollution and aid in collagen repair.

Oranges 🍊

Anyone use uses anti-aging serums knows that Vitamin C is ‘THE’ most important ingredient in any skincare regime. Vitamin C is essential for the formation of new collagen and getting it both through skincare products and through food is best.

Cucumbers 🥒

Cucumbers are rich in ‘silica’ which is essential for healthy hair and nails. Their rich water content also helps boost hydration and therefore aids in dryness and dullness. Cucumbers also contain folic acid and vitamin C which can help fight off toxins and facilitate new cell growth.

Whether it’s in a smoothie, overtop yogurt, or in a salad – there are so many ways to enjoy fruits on a daily basis. Luckily they taste amazing so it should be easy enough to try to increase your fruit intake to take advantage of all these anti-aging skincare benefits that fruit provide.

By combining quality skincare with healthy foods, you’re on your way to youthful skin. 🙌 💕

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