Foods you should be eating now to help maintain a youthful glow.
Unfortunately, there is no magic potion to keep us looking and feeling youthful (if only that was the case!). However, there are a number of things we can do to maintain our health and prevent those first signs of ageing appearing too soon.
You are what you eat and consuming the right foods is one of the most effective ways to ensure you feel good on the inside and look great on the outside.
If you are looking to maintain plump, firm and glowing skin then there are two key nutrients you need to know about: Vitamin C and Collagen.
Vitamin C is fantastic for boosting your immunity and helping your body to fight off illness, but it also works wonders for your skin.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects your body from free radicals, helping to minimise the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles. However, it’s best to take measures to prevent signs of ageing before they occur.
Environmental aggressors, particularly UV-damage from the sun, is one of the biggest causes of skin damage. In fact, UV rays are responsible for 80% of skin ageing.
The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C helps protect your skin from UV-damage caused by free radicals, but it’s worth noting this is not an adequate substitute for sunscreen!
The best way you can prevent UV-damage is by using a daily sunscreen (SPF30 or higher) and consuming foods rich in Vitamin C such as…
- Red Bell Pepper
Vitamin C is also effective in maintaining and boosting collagen production in the body, a protein which helps to prevent the skin from sagging and wrinkles appearing.
Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in your body which acts as a building block for healthy skin, bones, joints and connective tissues.
This powerful protein also helps keep your face looking plump and youthful. Unfortunately, our bodies stop producing collagen at the age of 25 which causes your connective tissues to loosen, your skin’s elasticity to reduce and your face to droop and sag.
But fear not, to slow down this process you can help your body maintain and produce collagen by eating foods such as…
- Bone Broth
- Cashew Nuts
Consuming a healthy diet full of nutrient-rich foods is essential for maintaining your health and your skin. However, most of us don’t have time to track our Vitamin C and Collagen intake which is why a daily supplement can be extremely useful.
The Simone Thomas Wellness’ SkinQuencher food supplement nourishes your skin from within. By combining powerful marine collagen and Vitamin C, SkinQuencher leaves your skin looking plumper and feeling more moisturised! If you’re a frequent gym-goer or yogi, you’ll be pleased to hear these active ingredients also work to increase exercise performance by repairing muscle tissue, tendons and ligaments!
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