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10 foods you must eat often for wrinkle-free skin

If your skin is troubling you with fine lines and wrinkles, look nowhere but inside your kitchen. These 10 anti-ageing foods will help you in a big way!
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Get the glow back and avoid ageing symptoms with sugarcane juice. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 13 Aug 2022, 08:59 am IST
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If all you notice when you look in the mirror are wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles, you may be exhibiting signs of ageing. Well, women dread noticing these symptoms. So it makes sense that it’s natural to rob beauty stores full of fancy anti-ageing, but guess what? The solution to your problem lies right inside your kitchen with certain anti-ageing foods.

It’s no secret that lifestyle choices such as sun protection and your skincare routine are the most important aspects in avoiding skin ageing. But you should also take into account a healthy, well-balanced diet with essential nutrients if you want smooth, wrinkle-free skin.

Health Shots reached out to Dr Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist, and Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics, to find out the best foods that can not only prevent ageing symptoms but can also help you get rid of them.

Here are 10 foods you should eat in order to avoid wrinkles and fine lines:

Dr Kapoor says, “We are what we eat! And when it comes to skin care, the food that we eat makes a lot of difference in how well equipped our skin is to fight wrinkles and other signs of ageing. A diet rich in skin suitable foods will fight the progression of wrinkles, fine lines, dull skin and even improve collagen production.”

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Eat healthy for your healthy skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

So, here’s the list of the foods that will help you in your conquest against signs of ageing:

1. Spinach

Spinach is a green leafy vegetable that is rich in all vitamins, iron, magnesium, and beta carotene. It is super hydrating and full of antioxidants. It will keep your skin smooth and fresh looking and your hair shiny and strong.

2. Broccoli

Broccoli is a veggie that is anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing because it is rich in vitamin C and K, fiber, folate, lutein, and calcium. It gives strength and elasticity to the skin.

3. Nuts

Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, etc. contain fats like omega -3 and vitamins like vitamin E that protect the skin from sun damage and help repair the skin. The fatty acids also lend a beautiful glow to the skin that is found in nuts and seeds in a large amount.

Also, read: Troubled by fine lines and wrinkles on your face? Try these 5 Ayurveda tips for a youthful glow

4. Blueberries

This cute little fruit has high vitamin A and C content and fights free radical damage on the skin, i.e., damage due to the sun, environmental stress, and pollution.

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5. Papaya

Papaya is really healthy for your overall health and you should consume it on a daily basis. This fruit not only helps improve the digestive system but is also rich in vitamins A, K, C, and E, calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins, and other minerals that reduce fine lines and other signs of ageing. The papain in the fruit acts as an anti-inflammatory helping the body shed dead skin cells.

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Make this fruit a part of your diet now! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

6. Sweet potatoes

This fiber rich vegetable is a good source of vitamins A, C and E. It helps restore skin’s balance, improves skin cell turnover, and protects against free radicals.

7. Dark chocolate

It is no secret that this is good for the skin. It contains flavanols and anti ageing vitamins that help offset damage to the skin and keep it moisturized.

Also, read: 7 home remedies for crow’s feet to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay

8. Pomegranate seeds

The high vitamin C content in these red beads makes them powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage, preserve collagen and improve skin elasticity.

9. Lentils

All lentils are rich in folate, potassium, iron, and magnesium. They work to prevent premature ageing of the skin and improve skin elasticity.

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A well-balanced meal is the key to good health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

10. Eggs

These are a natural and rich source of protein. An egg a day maintains skin elasticity, keeps the hair strong, and keeps the skin firm and age less.
Keep a balanced diet and drink an adequate amount of water to keep the skin free from signs of ageing.

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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