It's difficult not to indulge in sweet treats at a time like Easter, although perhaps understanding glycation a little better will help deter you.
Consider these foodie facts too, to achieve overall radiance skin and prevent the breakdown of essential collagen.
Say no to sugar
Processed sugar increases endorphins, mood-boosting chemicals that make you temporarily happier. A mid-afternoon doughnut will make your day sweeter, but by loading your body with sugar, you force the cells to breakdown in your body. Over time this makes them less resilient, making your skin more vulnerable to wrinkles and intensifying dryness.
If it's too late and you already had the doughnut, choose products specifically designed to protect you from the harmful effects of glycation.
Fats can be healthy
Foods rich in omegas 3 an 6, such as like avocados, fish, and nuts will improve the overall health of your skin, keeping it soft and supple. Omega-rich foods are powerful inflammatories that can mitigate sun damage and support your skin's unique fabric make up in the fight against environmental stressors.
As an alternative you can take omega dietary supplements such as flaxseed, fish oil, or evening primrose oil if you're looking to skip the extra calories.
Cut back on caffeinated drinks
This means sodas, energy drinks, and sadly coffee too. Caffeine dehydrates you, leading to a dry dull complexion. Choose decaf coffee or green tea instead, or get your caffeine fix from your skin care!
Eat your veg
It's just as important now as it was in childhood. Dark green, leafy vegetables are bursting with antioxidants and vitamins A, B and E - must haves for our skin to sustain overall wellbeing and obtain that healthy glow we all want. You may also want to add some artichokes, beans, and colorful vegetables to your salad. These are rich in silica which is a mineral that strengthens the body’s connective tissues such as collagen.
Drink your water
Simple, but so effective. It's recommended that you drink at least eight glasses of water a day to ensure you flush toxins out of your body and hydrate your skin at the same time.
Add some berries to your diet
Berries such as blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and plums are high in antioxidants. These little colorful sweet morsels will actually protect our skin from free radical damage, so enjoy.
Choose healthy oils
The right oils will hydrate your skin and keep it lubricated. Cold-pressed or expeller processed oils are best as they ensure your skin takes all the nutritional benefits of the oil. will help hydrate your skin, and keep it lubricated. Extra virgin olive oil is one of the best.
Whilst exploring healthy skin from starting healthy within, our friends over at Ideal Fit have also provided information on why women need a Vitamin D Supplement - enjoy a read through their expert blog article here: http://www.idealfit.com/blog/guide-vitamin-d/