4 Tips to Glowtastic Skin
All those potions and lotions in your bathroom cabinet are great at warding off lines and wrinkles, but there are some less obvious ways to score an ageless complexion.
- Eat more omega -3- rich foods.
Studies show that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fresh catches, such as salmon, mackerel, and albacore tuna, maintain skin's moisture, keeping it luminous. Not a seafood lover? Try walnuts, flaxseed, tofu, or pop a fish-oil supplement.
- Have some chocolate too.
The flavanol antioxidant in cocoa can create smoother, less scaly skin. Mix pure cocoa powder into your morning smoothie or top our salad with flavanol-rich fruits (apples and blueberries are prime picks).
- Take your vitamins.
It won't work overnight, but a regular multivitamin delivers a whole slew of nutrients (specifically zinc,iron, and vitamin A) that keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy and glowing in the long term.
- Sleep is essential.
Regular exercise increases blood flow to the surface of your skin, and just think of all the fun ways you can work up a sweat. At some point, though, you'll need shut-eye. So if you're getting less than seven hours every night, your skin will pay the price.