Is it possible that foods that you eat can help aging skin and help improve your skin elasticity as you age?
Unfortunately though improving aging skin and preventing loss of skin elasticity isn’t as easy as simply eating a couple of foods.
But there’s no doubt at all that your general diet is extremely important to your overall skin health. Eating a good diet is extremely important to maintaining skin health into older age.
You see lots of good advice about eating the right diet, and much of it is the same advice for maintaining good health. You need to eat less fat, especially saturated animal fat, eat more fresh fruit and vegetables and you need to lower your intake of salt and sugar, and eat this type of diet permanently. This is good for your body, and your skin.
But there are some who spend their time looking for the magic bullet food that, if you eat it, will result in big improvements in skin elasticity and skin health. There are some foods that foods that help improve skin elasticity in aging skin, but it’s not quite as easy as that.
Here’s 2 examples of foods that help improve skin elasticity in aging skin
1. Omega 3 you’re probably familiar with. It’s a good fat found in oily fish and in some other foods and it’s recommended for heart health and has some other benefits for the body too. But you may be unaware that omega 3 fats are also very good for your skin.
A diet high in omega 3 fats is well worth it, for your overall health as well as your skin health. However it is quite difficult to ensure adequate levels of omega 3 in your diet unless you regularly eat large quantities of oily fish. In some cultures this happens all the time. But in ours the right types of fish isn’t a huge part of our diet, and is very expensive.
2. Phytessence Wakame. Now unlike omega 3 there is a good chance that you’ve never heard of phytessence wakame. Its a seaweed and is found around the coast of Japan, and is cultivated by the Japanese. It is a large part of the Japanese diet, both fresh and dried, and has been for centuries.
It’s true that Japanese women have wonderful skin. Probably the worlds best skin, right into old age. And science has set about finding out why, and the scientists have traced it back to the phytessence wakame they eat.
There’s a whole stack of reasons why phytessence wakame is good for your skin. I’ve written about it on my website and won’t reproduce it here or it will be too long, but it’s science has discovered a wide range of ingredients in phytessence wakame that improve skin elasticity and skin health.
There’s many more foods that contain ingredients that are beneficial to your skin, but you might see what were getting at here.
Its extremely difficult to put together a diet that will really make a lot of difference to your skin purely from what you eat. Certainly theres no doubt that eating a healthy diet is extremely good for your skin, but just trying to eat foods that help improve skin elasticity in aging skin and offer other skin care benefits is very difficult.
And often the active ingredients in these foods can be as good for your skin or even better when applied directly to your skin rather than eaten as well.
So if finding foods and eating them isn’t the best way to improve skin elasticity what is the best way?
The best way to improve skin health and skin elasticity using natural ingredients like those I’ve talked about is to use natural skincare products that have these ingredients in them already.
Most big brand skin care products tend to contain chemical ingredients manufactured in a lab, usually as these are much cheaper than natural ingredients. But its quite possible to get skin care products with the ingredients mentioned above, and lots more.That way you dont need to try and find seaweed to eat, or spend your time eating oily fish. Its really way too hard trying to combat skin wrinkles or loss of skin elasticity by eating specific foods. Certainly focus on eating a healty diet, but everyone ought to do that anyway.
Science has found many natural ingredients in foods and other places that are extremely important to good skin health, and improving skin elasticity, and put them in high quality natural skin care products.
I write more about these products on my website.