Taking care of your skin?
As we age, the fat and collagen directly under our skin diminishes, so there is less padding, especially in our face. This means our skin has less support, leading to wrinkles. And if you are a smoker, spend lots of time in the sun, or regularly drink more than the recommended two drinks a day of alcohol, you’ll be noticing the wrinkles even sooner.
What we eat can also impact our skin. The chemicals released from certain foods can age us from the inside out. These chemicals are aptly called AGEs — advanced glycation end products — and research suggests that they speed up the loss of collagen in our skin. Foods high in AGEs include charred meat and fried foods, like hot chips.
Dehydration can cause our skin to look dry and wrinkled, as water plays a key role