Eat more protein
Protein provides for growth and consolidation of a solid structure for the skin, and for features of the face and body, ensuring that these organs are compact, robust, have protection, are resilient and are elastic. Collagen, keratin and elastin are three key proteins that play a crucial role in establishing and maintaining healthy-looking and well-functioning skin, eyes, hair, nails, lips and teeth. The building blocks of protein are amino acids, and there are 20 of them. Eight of these are considered ‘biologically essential’, meaning that our body can’t make them and we need to get them from food. We have to eat the right foods or the right combinations of foods to get these eight essential amino acids.