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Foods That Can Help Improve Your Skin

Posted on: November 3, 2008

Though most women (especially women of color) in their twenties and thirties don’t need to worry about wrinkles, however treating your skin right now can definitely benefit you when you become “a woman of a certain age” and look like your twenty-five (with no botox needed). Although cosmetic brands may have their own “fountain of youth” creams that can be on the expensive side, maybe you should try an alternative maybe already in your home. Fruits, vegetables and other foods have been found to help skin look and feel great. Here are a couple ways eating healthy can help make your skin become even more beautiful:

1) Tomato, Shomato. According to Beauty Eats on Yahoo! Food, tomatoes, cantaloupes and sweet potatoes can help prevent wrinkles because pigments that produce light orange and red colors replenish antioxidant levels in the skin. “Antioxidants are needed to scarf up free radicals in the skin, Free rads are highly reactive oxygen molecules that damage cells and contribute to just about everything that can go wrong with skin, from dryness to crinkles.”

2) Lemons, Oranges and Limes, Oh My. Vitamin C is mandatory for your health and body, especially when fighting wrinkles and citrus is filled with it. Eating Lemons, Oranges, limes and grapefruit can help getting the Vitamin-C needed, “It helps keeps collagen — the supportive protein fibers that stop skin from sagging — strong and resilient.”

3) Fish Of The Sea. Foods that can provide protein and Omega 3 can be beneficial to scrap any signs of aging, “Omega-3s fight inflammation, now considered one of the top skin-agers, and they also help protect against sunburn, enhancing the effects of your SPF sunscreen.” And foods like  trout, salmon, tuna and Atlantic mackerel can help but only within an limited intake to prevent too much of mercury (which is in most fish).

Ashley-Nicole Weatherington


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