Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to prevent them. While plenty of us spend lots of money on creams and cleansers, the best place to find anti-aging products is in your grocery store or garden. What we eat is just as important–if not more so–as what we slather on our skin.
Nourishing our skin from the inside out can help beat the clock. And just as some foods can help slow the effects of time, other foods can speed up our skin’s aging process, contributing to wrinkles and sagging.
What keeps skin looking healthy: Oil and collagen
Your skin is important; it’s actually your body’s biggest organ. Our skin is coated in a layer of natural oils that protect it and lock in moisture. As we age, the oil production slows down, and skin cells lose the ability to repair themselves as easily. Our skin’s reserve of collagen–a type of protein that keeps skin firm, elastic and youthfully plump–also begins to run low, making skin thinner. And thin skin wrinkles more easily than thicker skin
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