When it comes to aging gracefully, you are what you eat. You may have noticed that when you binged on pizza and sweets as a teenager, you were more likely to spot a zit the following day. Well, the same goes for adulthood. Eating sugary, processed foods can result in a less-than ideal complexion filled with wrinkles and dull skin. That being said, take a look some healthy foods to add to your diet that are known for promoting skin health:

  • Avocados: Healthy fats, like those found in avocados are crucial for moisturizing tissues. This green snack is rich in monosaturated fats, giving you the perfect excuse for whipping up some homemade guacamole tonight. You can also find these healthy fats in walnuts or oily fish.
  • Red bell peppers: “Vitamin C is important in combating skin dullness,” Los Angeles certified nutritionist Kimberly Snyder tells Health. “Red bell peppers are great for blending and packed with vitamin C. It helps repair collagen and has brightening effects.”
  • Spinach: Eating plenty of dark, leafy greens such as spinach can certainly help you achieve a glowing complexion. These greens are loaded in antioxidants which can protect your skin from damage.

Even if you eat healthy, you may still notice certain skin dilemmas – including wrinkles and crow’s feet – on your face. Although it’s important to consume plenty of vegetables, sometimes you will have to opt for cosmetic procedures in order to fix these problems. The good news is that a chemical peel or Botox procedure can improve the texture of aging, making you look younger and healthier. Contact The Lett Center to learn more about our offerings.