Stock your fridge wisely
A healthy diet including antioxidants, healthy fats and vitamin C, protects against age-related skin changes. Specific foods to eat more of include green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, cherries, eggs, wholegrain bread and olive oil. But for the sake of your skin, eat dairy food and red meat only in moderation. It’s also wise to choose good-quality carbohydrates with a low glycaemic index (GI) like wholegrains, instead of high-gi foods like white bread, potato and short-grain rice. High-gi carbs push blood sugar levels up, which over time contributes to faster skin ageing.
Make it work by: Eating more of those foods listed above, as well as covering half of your plate with vegetables at meal times.
That’s an easy way to ensure you’re eating the five recommended daily serves of vegetables. These are consistently singled out in studies as being super anti-wrinkle foods, and eating more of them will give your skin a healthier, more golden colour in just six weeks. It’s thanks to antioxidants called carotenoids, which are found in a variety of vegetables, particularly those that are orange, yellow or red in colour.