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Fight Wrinkles with Food

The outward manifestation of a poor diet may be the proliferation of wrinkles, fine lines, crepey skin, and scars. Look after your body by eating the right foods; you may be surprised by how beautiful and healthy-looking your skin can get. 

As you get older, your skin begins to lose its ability to fight off free radicals (unstable oxygen molecules), resulting in loss of elasticity, wrinkles, and a dull, uneven skin texture. Protecting your skin cells from harmful substances is always essential, but it becomes more and more crucial as you age. Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause what’s known as oxidative stress in the body. This is a natural process, but it’s only safe in small amounts. While this is part of the aging process and is inevitable, you can try to slow the process down by making sure your diet keeps your skin as healthy as possible. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals can help reverse the signs of aging. Foods containing ellagic acid, biotin, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, trace minerals (copper, selenium), high-quality protein, plant compounds such as isoflavones, and vitamins A, E, and C all have wrinkle-fighting elements. 

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Dark-colored vegetables and fruits: Eggplant, bok choy, collard greens, black beans, kale, mustard greens, spinach, watercress, black peppers, black cherries, black grapes, plums, raspberries, tamarind, etc. 

Ginger: Like olive oil, ginger is high in antioxidants and is an excellent remedy for wrinkles. Ginger also inhibits the breakdown of elastin, one of the leading causes of wrinkles and fine lines. 

Nuts: Almonds contain fiber, calcium, zinc, folic acid, vitamin E, and oleic acid, which when combined, can delay the aging process and treat wrinkles. A skin treatment that may be beneficial for your skin can be made by soaking almonds overnight, and in the morning, remove the skin and grind the almonds into a thick paste. Apply the paste to your skin where you have wrinkles, and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. You can do this daily for optimum results. Other nuts such as walnuts, brazil nuts, pistachios, and cashews can help you achieve healthy and glowing skin.

photo of whole grainWhole grains: Not only are they good for maintaining your weight, but whole grains such as barley, wheat, millet, and corn are responsible for giving you glowing skin. Whole grains contain active components like rutin and vitamin B that provide you clear and moisturized skin. Avoid refined and fortified grains. Examples of foods made using white breads, refined cornmeal, enriched flour, cracked wheat, oat bran, whole bran, and others. Nutrients in these have been depleted and “restored” by the manufacturer. Eat foods using stone grain, seven grains, 12 grains, mixed grains, rye, and whole grains.

Drink water: Lots of water. Even though water isn’t part of the food group, it’s mentioned here only because water keeps the skin hydrated. One of the reasons for wrinkle formation is loss of moisture, so make sure you drink plenty of water.

So, while SilcSkin anti-wrinkle pads can reduce the appearance of those pesky wrinkles, it’s a definite advantage to incorporate a wrinkle-free diet into your lifestyle. Hitting wrinkles from all sides will help you feel and look awesome quicker and will go a long way in maintaining healthy, smooth-looking skin!