Tak­ing care of your skin?

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.