We all want to look young for as long as possible and this includes a fresh, radiant skin that has as few wrinkles as possible.
What your skin looks like is not only determined by your genes, but also your feelings and especially your lifestyle play a crucial role: what you eat, what you do … it all influences your largest organ. A short guide to keeping your “cover” healthy and youthful.
You are what you eat
Not only your line and your body shapes, but also the quality of your skin is the reflection of what you work inside. If you want a peach skin, you better watch your diet.
Vitamins and especially A, C and E (all antioxidants) have a positive influence on the skin. Smokers in particular have to take in extra vitamin E. Vitamin B also plays an important role, especially if you have a lot of stress. In short, a varied diet that contains many vitamins postpones wrinkling as long as possible.
Foods rich in selenium: fish, shellfish and crustaceans, chicken, lean meat, whole grains, eggs, broccoli, asparagus, tomato.
Food rich in vitamin E: sunflower oil, bread, cereal products, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruit.
Food rich in vitamin C: cabbages, red vegetables, citrus fruit, kiwi, berries and strawberries.
Foods rich in vitamin A: orange vegetables such as carrots, sweet potato, and orange fruit. Dark green vegetables are also a good source of vitamin A.
You are what you drink
Drinking enough water is a good remedy for drying out your skin. It helps to maintain its moisture content.
Too much alcohol, on the other hand, has a negative influence and dehydrates your skin. Alcohol makes the blood vessels wider, which can cause red spots on the face of heavy drinkers. In time, the affected blood vessels can sustain permanent damage, which will also make the spots chronic. In addition, alcohol works diuretically. It makes your body lose moisture, making your skin look not only drier but also older and more tired.
Alcohol, especially red wine, can also trigger rosacea.