Macafem and Foods for a Young-Looking Skin
Between aging, sun exposure, pollution, and general wear and tear, your skin can take a beating every day. If you add the lack of sleep and general malaise of menopause into the mix, it can mean bad news. Now that you’re on Macafem and leveling up your health, it’s time to protect your skin through all available channels. On top of the nutrients that Macafem provides you, here’s a quick guide on what nutrients to load up on to keep your skin fresh, healthy, and young-looking.
Combine a healthy diet with daily sunscreen and natural moisturizers.
Vitamin A is essential to keeping skin healthy, and is easily found in many different foods. These foods include: broccoli, spinach, eggs, low-fat yogurt, cheese, milk, carrots, and sweet potatoes. In addition to keeping skin healthy, Vitamin A helps fight infections and keeps vision sharp.
Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids, like Omega 3 and Omega 6 are responsible for cell growth, and also keep skin lubricated to give off that healthy glow. Salmon, walnuts, almonds, canola oil, and flax seed are foods that are rich in fatty acids.
Antioxidants are a key player in maintaining healthy skin, because they help prevent cell damage. Green tea is great for skin because it is rich in antioxidants, and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and plums are full of antioxidants. Foods that are rich in Vitamin C are also known to contain lots of antioxidants, such as green and red bell peppers, tomatoes, oranges and grapefruit.
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but many people do not drink nearly as much water as they should. The recommended amount of daily water consumption is approximately eight glasses for women, and 12 for men. Keep in mind that this suggested serving varies with size and activity level. Water hydrates us from the inside out, and makes it easier for cells to move nutrients in and toxins out.
Things to Avoid:
Junk foods like French fries, chips, and candy have no nutritional value, are full of empty calories, and can trigger skin conditions like acne and rosacea. Baked goods, like cake and pastries, are full of sugar and white processed flour and can also make your skin look oily, swollen, or fatigued.
Overexposure to the sun is the most damaging outside element to skin, so try to limit sun exposure. If you do have to be outdoors for long periods of time, wear sunblock with high SPF, wear a sun hat, and sufficient clothes to help protect your skin. Smoking also ages skin prematurely, so better to avoid this completely, or at least cut down on it.
These simple solutions for keeping skin looking young and healthy are easy to incorporate into your everyday life. Combined with regular exercise and daily use of sunblock, these tips can significantly improve your skin health and appearance.
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