When it comes to wrinkles, it’s hard not to feel frustrated. It seems like every time you raise your eyebrow or squint your eyes you’re contributing to deeper facial lines and more prominent signs of aging. But believe it or not, wrinkles and fine lines don’t have to be permanent. You can use anti-aging creams, change your diet, or receive Botox. Even though we are a medical spa, we do recommend making some lifestyle changes before receiving Botox at our New Jersey location.
In our opinion, one of the easiest and most cost-efficient ways to fight off wrinkles is changing your diet. Unless you are eating a lot of fried or processed foods, changing your diet doesn’t require a complete overhaul. Instead, you just need to learn the most important nutrients for your skin and what foods pack the biggest punch. These vitamins and minerals, including the foods you can eat to increase your intake, include:
- Omega-3 fatty acids: These magical polyunsaturated fats are chock full of benefits for the body, including lowering the risks of heart disease and depression. But they are also a great way to keep skin hydrated and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They support inflammatory response and heal skin from the inside out, relieving dry, damaged skin and repairing damaged cells.
- Fatty fish – salmon, sardines, mackerel, albacore tuna, herring
- Vegetable oils – canola, cod liver, flaxseed, soybean, walnut
- Leafy greens – kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, arugula
- Nuts, seeds, and beans – flaxseed, walnuts, beans, chia seeds, pecans
- Vitamin C: This is a biggie! Vitamin C minimizes wrinkles, alleviates dryness, boosts collagen, and even slows signs of aging. These wonderful effects are because Vitamin C plays a part in forming skin and tendons in the body, helping heal scrapes and creating scar tissue. It doesn’t hurt that vitamin C gives your immune system a boost against fighting colds either.
- Fruit – oranges, guava, kiwi, strawberries, mango
- Veggies – red and green peppers, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts
- Amino acids: Often associated with rebuilding muscle tissue, amino acids actually have a ton of benefits for skin, too. Creatine promotes skin elasticity, helps produce collagen, and reduces damage from the sun or wind. It also keeps skin hydrated and reduces flakiness. Glutamine fights off signs of aging, including wrinkles and sagging, by increasing skin elasticity.
- Creatine – venison, beef, turkey, chicken, fish, eggs
- Glutamine – beef, chicken, fish, milk, eggs, beans, beets
By upping your intake of these vitamins and minerals, you will not only feel better, but you will also see more beautiful, healthy looking skin.If you want to take an extra step in the fight against wrinkles, we offer facials, peels, and medical procedures such as Botox, in Voorhees, New Jersey. If a more “at-home” spa approach is your style, download our free skincare guide!