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More Superfoods that Improve Skin Health and Appearance

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 5/17/13 8:29 AM

SuperfoodsThere’s a connection between our skin and the food we eat. By eating certain superfoods rich in antioxidants and beneficial phytochemicals, the experts at You Beauty say you can improve the appearance and texture of your skin and create a younger-looking, more beautiful you!

Put These Superfoods on Your Menu

  • To reduce age spots, always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Sun damage can lead to facial lines and wrinkles. You can increase your skin’s natural resistance to sun damage by eating foods rich in lycopene, which is found in tomatoes and tomato products, watermelon, pink grapefruit and red peppers. The polyphenols in fresh-brewed green tea may help repair sun damage.
  • For soft, supple skin, indulge yourself with dark chocolate—the higher the percentage of cacao the better. Chocolate bars and cocoa have to be at least 70% cacao to provide any benefit.
  • To minimize blemish breakouts, cut back on high-glycemic foods that stimulate the oil production that leads to clogged pores. To fight the inflammation and bacteria that turn clogged pores into nasty pimples, increase zinc in your diet. Zinc is found in lean red meat, lentils, pumpkin seeds and kidney beans.
  • Support good bone structure by eating foods high in calcium such as fortified low-fat yogurt, milk, soy milk, spinach, tofu and kale. Also good for your bones are vitamin K2 found in chicken and low-fat cottage cheese and magnesium found in whole grains, leafy greens and almonds.

If continue to be dissatisfied with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face even after changing your diet, it may be time to consider Botox or facial fillers. To find out more about Botox, download our free Botox/Dysport Patient Guide.

Topics: skin care, wrinkle treatment