Our skin can act as a barometer for overall health, signifying underlying health concerns through complexion changes, dullness and accelerated aging. With that in mind, it's hardly surprising that nourishing your body can also work wonders for your youthful appearance.
We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is an important part of staying healthy, but did you know that doing so may help turn back the clock? Nutrition expert Nicole Avena, Ph.D., recently spoke to Harper's Bazaar about the benefits of strawberries, oranges, kale, kiwis and other produce to combat wrinkles.
"Each of these are rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant involved in collagen synthesis, among other essential skin functions," she explained. "While the precise mechanism by which vitamin C works to protect against wrinkles remains uncertain, research proves that the connection is real."
Antioxidants work by protecting cells from the damage caused by free radicals, which can help promote your health from the inside out. In addition to giving your body – and skin – the nutrition it needs, consider topical creams or serums that contain this important nutrient. Staying hydrated is also essential to maintain supple, youthful skin, so don't skimp on juice and water either.
If time and sun damage have already taken a toll on your complexion, contact Marotta Aesthetics & Laser on Long Island to learn more about chemical peels, laser treatments and other innovative anti-aging services. We offer a comprehensive digital skin analysis to help you develop the perfect treatment plan to meet your needs.