If all you notice when you look in the mirror are wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles, you may be exhibiting signs of ageing. Well, women dread noticing these symptoms. So it makes sense that it’s natural to rob beauty stores full of fancy anti-ageing, but guess what? The solution to your problem lies right inside your kitchen with certain anti-ageing foods.
It’s no secret that lifestyle choices such as sun protection and your skincare routine are the most important aspects in avoiding skin ageing. But you should also take into account a healthy, well-balanced diet with essential nutrients if you want smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
Health Shots reached out to Dr Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist, and Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics, to find out the best foods that can not only prevent ageing symptoms but can also help you get rid of them.
Here are 10 foods you should eat in order to avoid wrinkles and fine lines:
Dr Kapoor says, “We are what we eat! And when it comes to skin care, the food that we eat makes a lot of difference in how well equipped our skin is to fight wrinkles and other signs of ageing. A diet rich in skin suitable foods will fight the progression of wrinkles, fine lines, dull skin and even improve collagen production.”
So, here’s the list of the foods that will help you in your conquest against signs of ageing:
Spinach is a green leafy vegetable that is rich in all vitamins, iron, magnesium, and beta carotene. It is super hydrating and full of antioxidants. It will keep your skin smooth and fresh looking and your hair shiny and strong.
Broccoli is a veggie that is anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing because it is rich in vitamin C and K, fiber, folate, lutein, and calcium. It gives strength and elasticity to the skin.
Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, etc. contain fats like omega -3 and vitamins like vitamin E that protect the skin from sun damage and help repair the skin. The fatty acids also lend a beautiful glow to the skin that is found in nuts and seeds in a large amount.
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This cute little fruit has high vitamin A and C content and fights free radical damage on the skin, i.e., damage due to the sun, environmental stress, and pollution.
Papaya is really healthy for your overall health and you should consume it on a daily basis. This fruit not only helps improve the digestive system but is also rich in vitamins A, K, C, and E, calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins, and other minerals that reduce fine lines and other signs of ageing. The papain in the fruit acts as an anti-inflammatory helping the body shed dead skin cells.
6. Sweet potatoes
This fiber rich vegetable is a good source of vitamins A, C and E. It helps restore skin’s balance, improves skin cell turnover, and protects against free radicals.
7. Dark chocolate
It is no secret that this is good for the skin. It contains flavanols and anti ageing vitamins that help offset damage to the skin and keep it moisturized.
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8. Pomegranate seeds
The high vitamin C content in these red beads makes them powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage, preserve collagen and improve skin elasticity.
All lentils are rich in folate, potassium, iron, and magnesium. They work to prevent premature ageing of the skin and improve skin elasticity.
These are a natural and rich source of protein. An egg a day maintains skin elasticity, keeps the hair strong, and keeps the skin firm and age less.
Keep a balanced diet and drink an adequate amount of water to keep the skin free from signs of ageing.