Health & Beauty Skincare

Reducing Wrinkles: Food for Thought

When it comes to reducing wrinkles, you really have to take your needs seriously. While having a skincare regimin is paramount, there are a number of factors that play a role in the health and well being of your skin.

The first thing to consider is the health of your skin. Your skin needs to be healthy if you are to age gracefully. Just because you have wrinkles, though, does not mean that your skin is unhealthy. In fact, it just means that you need to take a closer look at your overall health. The place to start is with your diet.

• Do you eat healthy foods such as a diet that is rich in deep-colored vegetables?
• Do you eat a lot of foods that you know are not healthy for you?
• Do you eat foods that are overly greasy?

You’ve probably heard of power foods and there is a reason they have earned that honor. For example, the blueberry. This bad boy is packed with vitamin C, which helps produce skin that’s firm and strong and is essential to the production of collagen. Sneak in a half a by mixing into yogurt, topping off some cereal or maybe try a lemon-blueberry muffin.

Another power food not to be missed is salmon. This little guy is a mutitasker with its’ omega-3 fatty acids, it’s heart healthy and it keeps your skin supple and moisturized. Admittefly, I was not always a fan, I eased into it by ordering it restaraunts. Have it grilled, baked or add to your salad.  Want to try it at home? Then cook up this maple-glazed salmon.

My personal favoirute power food os the tomato. These balls of red juicy goodenss are full of lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidan that helps with  the appearance of  skin. And as an added bonus, help make your skin plumper and fine lines reduced.  I will chop of fresh tomoatoes and toss with some pesto and then broil until tender. A treid and true favorite of many is a caprese salad – I like to drizzle a bit of basalmic on mine,

As you explore your skin care needs first start with improving your overall diet. This means giving your body the necessary nutrients through the food that you consume. Many people make the mistake of assuming that what they eat doesn’t matter. Improve your diet and improve your overall health as well as your skin’s look…and don’t forget to hydrate.