The skin reflects our diet: Discover the best foods against aging
As we know all too well, environmental factors and lifestyle choices directly affect the rate your skin ages. While you may have little control over your exposure to daily pollution, the good news is that by boosting your body with nutrients found in a healthy, balanced diet, you can effectively shield against these factors. A healthy, nutrient-rich diet helps our bodies as much as our skin to be balanced and glowing. We explore the foods you’ll want to incorporate immediately, and regularly, to maintain a younger-looking skin and delay the signs of aging.
Among the ingredients superstars are those containing antioxidants: fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, and liquids such as tea. We also love the many benefits to the skin of oily fish, nuts and vegetable oils. These help fight against free radicals that damage cells, preventing premature aging of cells.
Our plate is full of antioxidant benefits and is the best anti-aging skin shield. These are the 5 most effective anti-aging foods.
Not always recognized for being a superfood, the egg is one of the most effective and contains nine essential amino acids and six grams of protein that are essential in the maintenance and repair of our skin. With naturally occurring vitamin D, and also rich in antioxidants (vitamins A, E), eggs help prevent the formation of new wrinkles. It’s the vitamin E in eggs that work to combat those free radicals responsible for cellular damage. Eggs are also dense in vitamin A, which helps boost the skin’s elasticity. Whether you prepare an omelette, take it poached or boiled, why aren’t you eating more eggs?
2. White Tea
White tea is one of the best anti-aging drinks that exist. It has even more powerful antioxidant properties that help fight against skin aging than green tea. When the skin comes into contact with free radicals attributed to pollution, the skin loses it elasticity, and wrinkles settle. The antioxidants found in white tea quench those free radicals that attack the elasticity of our skin. And white tea stops the activity of enzymes that attack collagen and elasticity of our skin. A study in England found that white tea inhibited almost 90% of collagenase, the enzyme that acts against the collagen in the skin! In fact, white team scored two times that its green counterpart. Time to switch to white!
3. Fruits and Vegetables
It should come as no surprise that fruits and vegetables do the body (and skin) good. Spinach, cabbage and broccoli in particular are packed with polyphenols, antioxidants that attack the free radicals responsible for the aging of our cells. As well, there are benefits of vitamin C, one of the most powerful antioxidants that are part of the production of healthy cells. Vitamin C can be found in citrus (clementines, lemons, oranges, grapefruits) and kiwis, acerola, apples and pears. An essential anti-aging weapon!
4. Fatty fish and vegetable oils
Considered the "good fat", Omega-3 are essential because not they are not produced by the body. They maintain the hydration of the epidermis and increase the cell membrane of the skin. Omega-3 is draws in oily fish (mackerel, tuna, salmon, sardines or herring), but also in vegetable oils. Walnut oil, hazelnut oil, rapeseed oil or flax are those that contain the most.
This fruit has gained popularity for leisurely brunches and healthy breakfasts. Whether it's found toast or in salad, avocados are one of the most instagrammed foods of the year. Rich in vitamins B, C and E, it promotes collagen production to reduce skin aging. These three vitamins are amongst the most powerful anti-aging agents.
Focus: The New Anti-Aging Treatments
Laboratoires Surface-Paris have developed two skincare treatments inspired by mesotherapy that utilize high-performance technology to slow down aging of the skin. Each treatment consists of a nutritious cocktail of active ingredients including hyaluronic acid, vitamins and minerals with moisturizing and antioxidant properties to rejuvenate the skin.
MESO-GLOW, a 5-week vitamin treatment boosts the complexion and restores radiance to the skin. Thanks to its innovative formula concentrated in powerful active ingredients, it is the ultimate solution for intense hydration and stimulation of the skin’s collagen. Enriched in Vitamin C, antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid, MESO-GLOW is a blend of vitamins that deeply moisturizes the skin, and stimulates the subcutaneous microcirculation to restore the skin's glow and protects the skin by limiting the production of free radicals.
MESO-BRIGHT, a 5-week home antioxidant treatment effectively brightens the complexion. This is the dedicated solution for deep moisturizing and stimulation of collagen of the skin to reveal a bright and toned skin! This unique formula combines three active ingredients detoxifying and anti-aging, vitamin B3, Hyaluronic Acid and Brightenyl.