July 9, 2012 – A couple of posts ago we talked about how American women are the biggest consumers world-wide of skin care products and anti-aging products, spending about $2.3 million last year (2011). But according to a recent Marketwire news release, adding foods rich in anti-aging properties is a less expensive way to boost both your overall health and your skin care level.
Some of the foods you can add to your diet include red tomatoes. They are high in antioxidants and also help to prevent premature aging and damage caused by exposure to the sun.
Other foods that help prevent sun damamge to your skin are sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, kiwis and pomegranites.
Green tea is another fantastic addition to your skin care routine. You can drink it or apply it to your skin. The poluphenols in green tea help protect your skin from UV rays that can case skin cancer and contribute to aging and wrinkles. It’s also a good idea to look for skin care products that contain green tea extracts.
The article also points out that you shouldn’t totally change your diet to consist exclusively of these antioxidant rich foods. A balanced diet is vital to maintaining healthy skin.
Some of the things you can weed out of your diet to improve skin tone are processed foods and foods loaded with preservatives or with a high sugar content.
Remember that what you eat is refected in your skin, so maintain a balanced diet that includes foods high in antioxidants.