As you age, you know that there is going to come a time when you look in the mirror and see fine lines beginning to form on your face. This is particularly true around your eyes. Many people turn to anti-aging skin serums, but there are others ways you can help prevent skin damage and help fight the aging. In fact, all it takes it adjusting your diet a bit. Here are a few incredibly healthy foods that science has proven to be beneficial to your skin health:
1. Watermelons and Tomatoes
Watermelon is a juicy piece of fruit that is extremely high in water content, but it is also high in beta-carotene as well as lycopene. These vitamins are also found in one of the most common red-colored vegetables: tomatoes. These vitamins have been known to work well together (and on their own) to help your skin fight off UV rays and the damage that is associated with them. With these foods, you will increase your protection against sunspots, UV radiation and aging.
Avocado is another fruit that is beneficial for your skin. It contains "good" fat and numerous antioxidants that call help your skin's cell fight damage from free radicals. You can use avocado oils to help hydrate and soften the skin, which is particularly helpful if it is dry. Avocados work well as a mark to help eliminate crow's feet, fine lines and various other indications of aging.
3. Oranges and Guavas
Both oranges and guavas are fruits that are considered to be very rich sources of Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, these antioxidant properties help prevent damage that sun exposure can cause while also helping to support collagen production, which is important for keeping skin elastic and firm. It is also suggested that a diet that consists of a significant amount of Vitamin C is able to help reduce your overall risk of skin cancer.
From strawberries and blueberries to cranberries and raspberries, there is a wealth of berries that you can indulge in. This is particularly true if you want to help prevent skin damage. According to Science Daily, berries contain ellagic acid, which is a special antioxidant. This antioxidant has the ability to help prevent the destruction of collagen as well as the inflammatory response – both of which are known to cause unsightly wrinkles.
While Botox and facelift surgery are options if your skin has become damaged beyond repair, you do have other possibilities that you can consider first. The aforementioned foods can help you slow down the aging process, while maintaining suppleness and youthfulness in your skin.
If you do decide that a facelift is best, contact My Plastic Surgery Group or a similar location.