As part of a beauty regimen that you should cultivate here are a some healthy foods (which are readily available at any market or fruit stall) that does wonders to the body and improves healthy living….
Strawberries have more anti-aging vitamin C per serving than oranges or grapefruit and people who eat foods rich in vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those who don’t. Vitamin C fights free radicals, which damage cells and break down collagen, leading to fine lines. For smoother, better-hydrated skin, apply a natural berry mask once or twice a week, and eat vitamin C rich foods daily.
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil don’t just benefit you on the inside—they soften your skin, too. Ancient Romans massaged olive oil into their skin. When applied topically, olive oil results in smoother, more radiant skin. Plus, consuming olive oil, provides antioxidants to disarm free radicals and reduce inflammation. In addition to working olive oil into your daily diet, apply as a lip gloss and skin soother, as needed. If you have dry skin, you’ll particularly benefit from topical application.
Drinking a cup of green tea does a lot more than relax you. Green tea is filled with inflammation-fighting antioxidants. Research shows that drinking green tea may reduce your risk of skin cancer. And when you add a generous squeeze of citrus juice, the tea’s antioxidants get a boost of staying power, so they remain in and benefit the body longer, rather than being digested quickly and having much of the goodness go down the drain. You could also chill damp tea bags in the fridge and put on eyes for 10–15 minutes. Green tea contains tannins, which act as an astringent when applied to skin and can help reduce puffiness.
Pomegranates are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits. Research shows this fruit’s juice has more inflammation-fighting antioxidants than red wine or green tea. Eat some fresh pomegranate or use it in an age-fighting scrub. Apply once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells.
So start eating healthy and live a longer life.
Courtesy: “Judie & U” Academy