Aug
1
2011

Rejuvenate Your Skin

We all want our skin to be firm, smooth, and glowing. How can we get that? With a combination of a good diet and the right skin creams, your skin can look better than it ever has.

Good nutrition is the building block for healthy skin. When your diet is right, you’ll feel better…and you’ll look better. Vitamins and minerals found in food can protect your skin and help it look its best. You need lots of fruits and vegetables – and the following tips will tell you why.

Vitamin A invigorates skin by increasing cell turnover. Put simply, that means new skin cells rise to the top faster, making your skin fresh and glowing. Eat carrots. Don’t like orange vegetables? Try a salad made of romaine lettuce, which contains all your daily requirement of Vitamin A.

Vitamin C helps keep your skin smooth and firm. High intakes of Vitamin C mean fewer wrinkles. Citrus fruits and strawberries are good sources.

Lutein increases protection against UV damage that can lead to fine lines and brown spots. It also makes your skin firmer, and keeps it better hydrated. Eat an egg a day.

Vitamin E increases immune system function, which helps keep skin cancer at bay. As an antioxidant, vitamin E can protect against UV radiation and other free radicals. Your skin will be firmer and smoother. Eat nuts for lots of Vitamin E. Just a handful a day will do the trick.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids keep skin moist and elastic. Salmon, walnuts, and flax seeds are excellent sources.

Whole grains contain a lot of antioxidants, which are great for skin health. Eat oatmeal, whole grain cereals, and whole wheat bread. Your skin will thank you.

Now that you know how to feed your skin from the inside, let’s concentrate on the outside. No matter what age you are, you should be wearing a moisturizer with sunscreen. It keeps UV damage from prematurely wrinkling your skin and giving you brown spots. You should also moisturize your face, every day, no matter what type of skin you have. Even if your skin is oily, a moisturizer for oily skin will keep your skin healthy.

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