Prevent skin aging through your diet
With age, the structure of the skin changes and the skin loses collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin this elasticity and firmness. This decrease in collagen can be related to hormones, oxidative stress or lack of supply.
For our skin to be healthy, it needs to be supplied with sufficient protein and fat cells. But beware, not just any protein and fat cells!
That's why a well thought-out diet can help you to combat skin ageing.
So which foods should you go for?
Fats: Good quality fats such as nuts (brazil nuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, linseed, etc.), avocado, olive oil or evening primrose oil should be added to the skin.
Aromatic herbs: Rosemary prevents glycation, a chemical reaction that affects the body's elastin and collagen, causing skin slackening and the appearance of wrinkles. Other aromatic herbs such as cumin, curcurma, thyme and cloves are powerful anti-inflammatories and promote cell regeneration.
Fruits: Choose fruits rich in antioxidants such as strawberries, apples, goji berries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries and prunes.
Vegetables: Sweet potatoes, carrots and romaine lettuce are all high in beta-carotene. This antioxidant protects the skin from the sun and is a precursor of vitamin A, which provides moisture and suppleness to the skin.
In addition, it is important to limit the consumption of coffee, alcohol and processed foods rich in sugar. We also recommend going for foods cooked at low temperatures as well as raw fruit and vegetables.
Finally, think about your daily environment! Keep yourself sufficiently hydrated and watch out for sleep deprivation and UV exposure.