Love the idea of having younger, more vibrant skin? It’s all about your skin care routine-but this one doesn’t require you to buy fancy creams.
It’s simple, defy the again process by reducing or eliminating added sugar in your diet.
Collagen, an important protein that gives skin its strength and texture, decreases as we age. Excess sugar increases the rate of AGE (advanced glycation end products) production. Sugar attaches to protein in the blood, creating weak and brittle collagen. This translate to less elasticity and increased risk of wrinkling. A diet rich in protein, vegetables and fruit are key in maintaining that youthful glow.
Next, boost your hydration!
Skin is the first to show signs of dehydration. The first line of defense to defy age is to drink at least 64 oz. of water daily. Not a fan of plain water? Try these water-infused concoctions that will boost you skin’s radiance. Get excited to quench your thirst!
Strawberry + Lemon + Basil
Loaded with vitamin C (important in collagen production), refreshing and anti-inflammatory.
Pear + Ginger + Lime
Tummy soother and immune enhancer
Apple +Cinnamon Stick
A fall classic that adds a touch of sweetness
Cucumber + Cilantro
Hydrating and refreshing
Grapefruit + Blackberry + Rosemary
Detoxifying and rich in antioxidants
Originally from PRO Pulse September-October 2016
By Elaine P. Secilmis