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If you are already a year older and you attach great importance to a fresh and radiant complexion, then it is best not to eat too many fats and carbohydrates. According to Carencure, you can even soften the signs of aging skin, such as wrinkles and discoloration, by opting for a diet rich in vitamin C (which provides firm cells), vitamin E (which plays an important role in cell walls ) and selenium, but this has not yet been scientifically proven in humans.
For this reason, vitamins E and C are often added to facial or anti-wrinkle creams. The theory that such products will eventually give a boost to keep the skin healthy and fresh is steadily gaining ground. Anyway, if it doesn't help, it won't hurt. Such creams certainly do no harm.
If you want to keep your skin healthy and provide it with extra vitamins, you should therefore still work on the other front: give your skin the necessary vitamins from within, through the diet.
Food rich in antioxidants such as fish, fruit and vegetables has a protective effect on your entire body, including your skin.
Selenium-rich foods : fish, shellfish, chicken, lean meats, whole grains, eggs, broccoli, asparagus, tomato.
Food rich in vitamin E : sunflower oil, bread, cereal products, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits.
Food rich in vitamin C : cabbage, red vegetables, citrus fruits, kiwis, berries and strawberries. To preserve the vitamin C, cook the vegetables in a little water for as short a time as possible.
Food rich in vitamin A : orange vegetables such as carrots, sweet potato, and orange fruit. Dark green vegetables are also a good source of vitamin A.
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Drinking enough water is a good remedy for drying out your skin. It helps to maintain its moisture level. Too much alcohol, on the other hand, has a negative impact and dehydrates your skin. Alcohol widens the blood vessels, which can cause red spots on the face in heavy drinkers. In the long term, the affected blood vessels can suffer permanent damage, which also causes the spots to become chronic. In addition, alcohol has a diuretic effect. It makes your body lose moisture, making your skin not only drier but also older and more tired.
Alcohol, especially red wine, can also trigger rosacea flares.A common skin problem is acne. According to some studies, you can avoid skin rashes, such as pimples, by eating healthy proteins and whole grains. Dairy, on the other hand, has a negative effect on acne. If you are prone to acne, it is best to apply an oil-free moisturizer twice a day after cleansing your face. Ask your doctor or dermatologist which care products or ointments are best for you.
Sport and exercise do your limbs and your organs - including your skin - good. We sometimes forget that our skin is an organ. Physical activity stimulates blood circulation. This ensures that the skin is sufficiently nourished with oxygen-rich blood and nutrients, so that new cells are created (read: fewer wrinkles). You certainly don't have to worry about the perspiration that comes with it. If you cleanse your face immediately after exercising, your pores will not be clogged by the sweat drops.
Don't forget your beauty sleepA lack of sleep also manifests itself through your skin, and certainly in the face: swollen eyes with bags under the eyes and dark circles, and pale skin. To keep his body and skin in top shape, a person needs an average of 7 to 8 hours of sleep.
The sleeping position also plays an important role: for smooth, wrinkle-free skin, it is actually best to sleep on your back. If your head is always in the same position and with the same side on your pillow, after a few years you will see wrinkles appearing on the head-pillow contact zone. Sleeping on the stomach would accentuate bags under the eyes.
Almost 90 percent of pregnant women suffer from stretch marks to a greater or lesser extent. Fortunately, it often happens that they fade after giving birth. Sometimes it helps to provide the affected area with sufficient moisture and generously lubricate the skin with oil (for example, mink oil). A course of vitamin A or laser treatment can also be effective.
Other women suffer from dark brown spots on the face - melasma or also called pregnancy mask - during pregnancy or when taking the pill. These are caused by a local overproduction of pigment, probably for hormonal reasons. These spots are not contagious and normally disappear spontaneously after childbirth or when the pill is stopped. To prevent melasma, it is best to protect yourself sufficiently from sunlight.
Not only an overdose of UV radiation is a culprit for your skin, smoking is also detrimental to 'your precious shell'. It dries out the skin and causes premature wrinkles, even in young people. By smoking you inhibit the blood supply (read: oxygen and nutrients) to your skin. Smoking promotes 'and plus' the breakdown of collagen in your connective tissue and it puts the brakes on the production of new collagen. And less collagen is simply synonymous with more wrinkles.