Women of all ages strive to keep their skin looking young. No one wants to look their age as they get older, as is evidenced by the increase in plastic surgery and Botox procedures. Wrinkles are definitely our enemy in the fight for younger-looking skin. Fortunately, Nature has provided an array of effective weapons in the fight against wrinkles that can be used both internally and externally. Here are just a few:
Water. While not often considered as a nutrient, water is important for beautiful skin. Water is involved in many functions in the body, including flushing out toxins, maintaining hydration and supporting circulation, all functions that support healthy skin as well as overall health.
Green Tea. This well-known antioxidant helps protect the skin on the inside and the outside. It helps delay skin cell aging, soothes and heals stressed skin, and balances skin tone. Drink green tea daily, either hot or iced.
Vitamin C. Vitamin C, especially in the fat-soluble form of ascorbyl palmitate, helps your body produce collagen, the structural protein that gives skin its youthful suppleness and tautness. Collagen helps firm up sagging skin and can heal sun-damaged skin. Ascorbyl palmitate, along with DMAE and lipoic acid, has been used both internally and topically to help reduce signs of aging.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is a compound naturally present in the body in joints and collagen. HA helps with collagen production and moisture retention in the skin.
Essential Fatty Acids. These beneficial fats, derived from borage, evening primrose and black currant seeds, help promote soft skin by helping to maintain cellular integrity and moisture in the skin.
Younger-looking skin CAN be a reality. Utilize these important antioxidants to protect your skin now and reduce the visible signs of aging.