10 FOODS (EVEN CHOCOLATE!) TO PREVENT WRINKLES AND REGENERATE YOUR SKIN
Get Glowing with Chocolate
How Cocoa affects your skin? It hydrates it, making it firmer and more supple, Dr. Bank says. “And dark chocolate contains high levels of flavonoids, a potent type of antioxidant,” adds Nicholas Perricone, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. For maximum flavonol content, eat chocolate that’s at least 70 percent cacao. A couple of squares a day should be enough to improve luminosity. “When applied topically, the caffeine in chocolate may temporarily reduce skin puffiness,” says Jessica Wu, MD, a dermatologist in Los Angeles and the author of Feed Your Face. Try cocoa-rich 100% Pure Cocoa Kona Coffee Body Cream.
Prevent Wrinkles with Yogurt
Yogurt contributes for better skin. The protein you get from eating dairy helps skin become firmer, so it’s more resistant to lines, Dr. Wu says. Greek yogurt is especially beneficial. “The protein content is often double that of regular yogurt,” adds Dr. Perricone. Eat a single serving drinks to make your complexion smoother, and apply Korres Yoghurt Instant Soothing Gel to calm irritated, dry, or sensitive skin.
Protect with Pomegranates
One pomegranate or a few glasses of juice daily should do the trick. They’re packed with polyphenol antioxidants, Dr. Perricone says. Polyphenols fight free radicals and regulate the skin blood flow, giving it rosiness. When applied to skin, the fruits’ antioxidants help smooth lines and moisturize, Dr. Bank says. Reduce wrinkles with Grassroots Research Labs Pomegranate Super Anti-Oxidant Cream.
Soften Skin with Walnuts
Probably you have heard about the benefits of the walnuts for you health. “Walnuts contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve the skin’s elasticity,” Dr. Bank says. The nuts are also loaded with copper, a mineral that boosts collagen production. Snack on a handful of walnuts each day to improve your complexion texture, and slough tough calluses with True Blue Spa Smoothing Foot Scrub Toe the Line. The ground walnut it contains acts as an exfoliant.
Fight Crow’s-Feet with Peppers”
Consume vegetables everyday. Women who eat green and yellow vegetables regularly tend to have fewer wrinkles, especially around the eyes,” Dr. Wu says. Also, studies found that carotenoids – the antioxidants in yellow and orange veggies – can decrease the skin’s sensitivity to the sun, Dr. Bank says. Aim for about two cups of peppers daily.
Brighten Up with Sunflower Seeds
Eat a handful of sunflower seeds daily. Containing the vitamin E, sunflower seeds keep your skin supple by protecting its top layers from the sun. A high essential-fatty-acid content makes sunflower seed oil a treat for parched body parts, such as lips and heels, when applied topically, Dr. Bank says. Fight flakes with Dr. Brandt Lineless for Lips.
Even Out Your Skin Tone with Soy
Despite it has great taste, also it will tone your skin. Drink a latte with soy milk or eat edamame and you may get a clearer complexion. “Soy contains minerals and proteins that have been shown to reduce hyperpigmentation,” Dr. Bank says. One cup a day should yield results. Or smooth on soy-infused Elizabeth Arden Prevage Clarity Targeted Skin Tone Corrector to help prevent sun spots.
Look Younger with Oatmeal
With oatmeal for younger look. Steel-cut oatmeal is less processed than other varieties, so it retains more vitamins. “Plus, it takes longer to break down in your body, which helps keep your blood sugar stable,” Dr. Wu says. “This is important because studies found that spiked blood sugar elevates your body’s level of androgens, hormones that can contribute to wrinkles.” Oats are also exceptionally skin healing. Less irritation with St. Ives Naturally Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Lotion.
Calm Redness with Green Tea
The green tea is mostly used for loosing weight, but it also helps for better skin. “It’s very high in antioxidants, particularly those named EGCG, which is proved to reduce redness,” says Jeffrey Morrison, MD, nutrition consultant for Equinox Sports Clubs in New York City. “Studies have also demonstrated that green tea helps fight inflammation,” Dr. Bank says. Sip at least one cup of green tea a day, and fight redness with Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins The Way of the Bath Matcha Tea Body Soak.