The Best Anti-Aging Foods for Healthy Skin

  • By Maxine Dean
  • 20 Oct, 2017
We've previously written about how an Anti-Inflammatory Diet can help your whole body look and feel it's best.   Your dietary and lifestyle choices play a big role in how your body (and skin!) ages. Even though you make the effort to exercise and eat right, you should always be looking for ways to fight aging through eating anti-inflammatory foods. Below we complied some of the best anti-aging food for healthy skin. 
Among the many benefits of a healthy diet is keeping your skin looking young as you age. Do you remove the peel of apples before eating? Well you shouldn’t, as many of its skin defending nutrients are found there. For example, the compound quercetin protects against sun damage and cancer causing UV rays. An apple a day could very well keep the doctor away!

As we age, collagen levels decrease causing sagging and wrinkles. Pomegranate seeds and their juice have high levels of vitamin C that’s essential for collagen synthesis to improve skin appearance.

Dark chocolate has a host of benefits, including anti aging skin care thanks to the presence of flavonoid compounds that fight free radicals. In addition to exerting an antioxidant effect, they also help remove toxins from the skin and improve blood flow to enhance that radiant glow. Always choose at least 60% cacao chocolate, not processed candy bars.

The lycopene in  tomatoes  is excellent at preventing UV damage to skin cells and their high vitamin A content supports healthy skin cell production to keep skin firm. While lycopene is present in raw tomatoes, even more is liberated when tomatoes are subjected to mild heat. Tomatoes are also very hydrating thanks to high water content. For best results, eat tomatoes a few times a week at a minimum to enjoy their anti-aging skin benefits.

Sweet potatoes are extremely rich in beta carotene that is converted to vitamin A in the body, and beneficial for healthy cell turnover, prevention of cell oxidation and blocking of UV rays. This is why many skin care products include the Vitamin A derivative retinol in their formulas.

Cold water fish , such as tuna, trout, and salmon are loaded with both protein and omega-3 fatty acids that are important for slowing down the appearance of aging on the skin. Fatty acids help to maintain cell membranes allowing them to keep their structural integrity. As we age, the skin naturally loses hydration, hence the need for moisturizers, but omega 3 fatty acids hydrate your skin from within to keep it soft and supple.

Spinach has high concentrations of B vitamins and folate that help repair abnormalities in DNA and prevent development of skin harming free radicals that cause premature skin aging.

Avocados are rich in vitamin E that blocks age accelerating free radicals to reduce wrinkles and retain a youthful appearance. It inhibits pro-inflammatory processes in the body, and promotes hydration to ease and prevent dryness.

The Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Treatments

A healthy diet can help stave off damage due to extrinsic aging. Extrinsic aging is preventable aging caused by lifestyle choices and environmental damage. Excessive sun exposure, pollution, certain medications, tobacco use, lack of sleep or exercise, poor diet can all lead to premature aging. 

However the natural aging process, or intrinsic aging, is mainly controlled by genetics. With time and age, the skin becomes thinner, drier and more fragile. Aging or Mature Skin produces less collagen and elastin resulting in lax skin that lacks the fullness, smoothness or the glow of youth. Although it can't be truly prevented, there are treatments available to correct or stall intrinsic aging. 

To find out more about the Best Anti-Aging Skin Treatments please visit the MaxAesthetics's website for more information on Microneedling , Radio Frequency Skin Tightening , Microcurrent Facial Toning and Facials.  

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By Maxine Dean 16 Nov, 2017
Cucumbers with an unwaxed peel offer silica to boost collagen production and reduce wrinkles for younger looking skin.

Cucumber are very hydrating to improve skin moisture and being that vitamin C is one of the most important antioxidants, it can help your skin to maintain a youthful appearance.

Cucumbers are very high in water, in fact, they are mostly water, and they contain vitamin C, and caffeic acid that helps soothe irritations and swelling of the skin, which is why cucumbers are often recommended to be placed over swollen eyes to get rid of puffiness and a fatigued look when you have not had a restful night’s sleep.
By Maxine Dean 14 Nov, 2017
Most of us know that living a healthy lifestyle isn't the easiest thing to do, and the sad truth is that many of us simply feel just too busy in life to implement any healthy changes. It's not necessarily that you don't have the motivation or you don't want to have a better lifestyle - it's simply that you don't feel you have the me to make the required changes in order to turn your lifestyle around (because, yes, it does take me and mental energy to make positive changes!)

But you CAN turn things around if you change your mindset and the way you’re going about things. Here’s how...
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By Maxine Dean 16 Nov, 2017
Cucumbers with an unwaxed peel offer silica to boost collagen production and reduce wrinkles for younger looking skin.

Cucumber are very hydrating to improve skin moisture and being that vitamin C is one of the most important antioxidants, it can help your skin to maintain a youthful appearance.

Cucumbers are very high in water, in fact, they are mostly water, and they contain vitamin C, and caffeic acid that helps soothe irritations and swelling of the skin, which is why cucumbers are often recommended to be placed over swollen eyes to get rid of puffiness and a fatigued look when you have not had a restful night’s sleep.
By Maxine Dean 14 Nov, 2017
Most of us know that living a healthy lifestyle isn't the easiest thing to do, and the sad truth is that many of us simply feel just too busy in life to implement any healthy changes. It's not necessarily that you don't have the motivation or you don't want to have a better lifestyle - it's simply that you don't feel you have the me to make the required changes in order to turn your lifestyle around (because, yes, it does take me and mental energy to make positive changes!)

But you CAN turn things around if you change your mindset and the way you’re going about things. Here’s how...
By Maxine Dean 09 Nov, 2017

Green beans are very healthy for your skin. They contain hyaluronic acid, which fights aging of the skin and hold onto water so the skin is moisturized thereby reducing wrinkles and fine lines. The skin is kept smooth and moist by the addition of hyaluronic acid.

Beans also increase the synthesis of collagen and promote the growth of healthy skin. Your joints are healthier and your skin will be more toned. Hyaluronic acid is also important in the proliferation of healthy skin cells and in the migration of those cells to the outermost parts of the skin.  

By Maxine Dean 08 Nov, 2017

Ah, the benefits of berries never end!

They are good to eat and good for your skin. Cranberries naturally exfoliate dead skin and contain vital antioxidants to promote anti-aging skin health, improve skin texture, tone and firmness. 

  • Vitamin C increases collagen production, reduces redness and brightens the skin. Vitamin A is supports healthy pore function, and cell turnover. 
  • Vitamin A helps keep pores clear, which can help reduce acne and oil production.
  • Cranberries contain polyphenols, including proanthocyanidins and flavonols , which are antioxidants known for their powerful anti-aging effects. The polyphenols in cranberries help fight free radicals, the damaging byproducts of environmental toxins, UV Damage, and other stressors, to repair damaged skin and reduce the signs of aging. The polyphenols found in cranberries :
    • Provides skin soothing properties to reduce inflammation and redness. 
    • Enhances, and amplifies the antioxidant properties of Vitamins A, C, and E.
    • Improves circulation
    • Slows damage caused by oxidative stress, which may help reduce sun related aging.
    • Repairs UV Damage, and helps slow damage of oxidative stress, which may help reduce sun related aging. 
    • Helps repair collagen, and Inhibits the enzyme that breaks down collagen for smooth, firm, elastic skin.
  • The Natural Fruit Enzymes in cranberries gently exfoliate the skin by dissolving dead, dull skin. Revitalizes skin, bringing new, fresh skin to the surface to brighten and reduce signs of aging. 
  • Vitamin E is an antioxidant that strengthens the skin’s natural barrier function to prevent moisture loss, fights free radicals and protects skin against UV damage. 
  • Cranberries are rich  Essential Fatty Acids . Cranberries have a  unique 1:1 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which is the perfect ratio for maximum absorption into the skin. Essential fatty acids improves skin elasticity, and keeps skin hydrated, nourished and radiant.  

By Maxine Dean 03 Nov, 2017
It is safe to say that how you eat does ultimately affect the health of your skin. Aside from the overall benefits of eating healthy; research points to the fact that eating the right foods also helps keep skin looking young and healthy. There is also evidence showing that when we don't care about what we eat our skin definitely suffers.

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By Maxine Dean 01 Nov, 2017
Carrots are extremely high in beta-carotene, which is a form of vitamin A. Beta carotene is perhaps one of the best antioxidants that prevents aging by reducing the degeneration of cells so you can maintain a youthful look. Vitamin A is also good for the growth of tissues, improved vision, healthy bones, and healthy teeth.

The vitamin C you’ll find in carrots will increase the amount of collagen in the body and collagen improves skin’s elasticity to prevent wrinkles and deflect the typical signs of aging.

Carrots are also high in potassium, which helps keep the electrolytes in the body balances, reduces acne, and increases the growth of healthy, new skin cells. Potassium can also relieve you of scarring as well as the dark spots so often seen in aged skin.

Carrots help the liver get rid of toxins, which may help to reduce acne breakouts. 
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When you hear the word sugar, do you start to salivate? If so, you are not alone. You may understand that sugar is probably not the healthiest food. Yet you might still crave it on a daily basis. This is not at all uncommon, thanks to the fact that processed food probably makes up the largest part of your diet. Intentionally hidden by manufacturers behind names like agave nectar, fruit juice, barley malt and dextrose, sugar is a prevalent but dangerous food ingredient.

Like salt, sugar addiction is rather common. Health professionals, unfortunately, agree that beating a sugar addiction is just as tough as kicking cocaine, heroin or a tobacco habit. There are neurological and physiological processes triggered by sugar which create this powerful addiction in some people. If sugar was not such a deadly food when taken in excess, this would not be a problem. From weight gain to premature aging, promoting cancer to boosting your risk of diabetes, sugar can be downright deadly.

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By Maxine Dean 20 Oct, 2017
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We all know we need to protect our skin, but sometimes life gets in the way. Luckily there are ways to undo some of the damage caused by UV rays. Below you'll find the best treatments to get rid of summer sun damage.
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