Published: Thu December 13, 2012
Categories: Top 5 Advice
To keep our skin protected against wrinkles, it’s important to reduce the amount of AGE’s we consume. This helps our skin to maintain its youthful glow and fight against wrinkles.
Here is our Managing Director Fiona Tuck’s, Top 5: Ways To Reduce AGE’s & Prevent wrinkles.
1. Be Healthy
Maintaining a healthy weight and taking regular exercise will help to reduce the amount of AGE’s in the skin. Here are our tips to make sure your diet is healthy & low-AG:
Ensure regular intake of omega 3 fatty acids found in fish and flaxseed oils. Avoid sugar, highly refined foods such as white bread, processed foods, sweets and treats. Eat low sugar fruits in moderation. Eat a low glycaemic index diet including plenty of whole grains, legumes and raw vegetables. Eat foods high in antioxidants such as garlic, onions, broccoli, tomatoes and capsicum. Moderate alcohol consumption – have at least 3 alcohol free days per week.
2. Pleased to meat you
The temperature of the meat we eat can have a huge affect of the youthful complexion of our skin.
Avoid grilling, roasting or barbequed foods where possible.
emove the skin from poultry and meat before cooking.
Cooking on a slow or low heat in the presence of excess humidity such as boiling, poaching, steaming will prevent the caramalisation or glycation of foods.
SkinTip - Marinating meat prior to grilling will reduce AGE formation.
3. Hormones and Vitamins that reduce AGE’s
Certain hormones & vitamins reduce the amount of AGE’s and anti ageing. Vitamin D, thyroid hormones, melatonin, oestrogen and testosterone assist with healthy insulin function and maintain blood glucose levels.
Zinc, magnesium, iodine, B complex vitamins, alpha lipoic acid and chromium assist with healthy skin, may prevent AGE’s and assist insulin function – so help the skin to remain youthful.
Once glycation has occurred in the skin it is impossible to reverse however professional treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and C.I.T treatments such as skin needling will assist with skin regeneration and the appearance of a more radiant, youthful complexion.
5. Powerful Products
These powerful products will help the skin look youthful & combat anti-ageing. Regular application of, retinol, vitamin C, vitamin B and antioxidant based skincare products are an essential part of any anti ageing savvy homecare regime. These powerful active ingredients are mandatory to slow the war on ageing and will assist healthy collagen and elastin production and reduce oxidative stress in the skin.