Pure Cocoa hydrates the skin, helping to make it firmer and supple. Dark Chocolate contains high levels of flavonols which are potent antioxidants that help to protect your skin from UV damage, fight free radicals, and increase blood flow. It is best to consume dark chocolate that is made from 70% or greater levels of pure cocoa. A 1 ounce square daily will help to curb your cravings and provide anti-aging benefits to your skin.
Avocados have a high oleic acid content, which is a monounsaturated fatty acid that maintains the moisture in the epidermal layer of your skin, helping it to feel soft and hydrated. This fat is also involved in regenerating damaged skin cells and reducing facial redness and irritation. Vitamin E is also present in avocados as a fat soluble antioxidant, it helps to prevent free radical damage from oxidizing fats in your skin cells that lead to aging. Vitamin E is much better for your skin when it is obtained from natural food sources like avocados.
Add blueberries to your diet, they taste incredible and are packed with antioxidants that help boost brain power, overall health, and skin quality. Blueberries are loaded with vitamin C which is crucial for collagen production and anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant, that helps to protect the skin from harmful free radicals that can damage collagen.
Salmon and Fish Oils
Fish like salmon, that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, are an excellent addition to your diet to aid in the overall health of your skin. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids play an essential role in skin structure and overall appearance of the skin. ‘They are incorporated into cell membranes in the epidermis, the outermost layer of cells in the skin, and help to maintain the skin's barrier function and prevent moisture loss’ notes Nutritionist Cassandra Barns.
Not a fan of fish? Try Bend Skincare Supplements, they contain EPA, DHA, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Vitamin D and GLA, all derived from natural ingredients including fish oil, borage oil and more. Bend Supplements help to transform your skin from the inside out by nourishing, repairing, and rejuvenating while providing additional protection from factors that accelerate skin aging such as sun exposure. In Calgary, you can find Bend Skincare Supplements at GLO Antiaing Treatment Bar.