One way to extend the life of your facelift is to look closely at your diet. The healthier your diet is, the more likely that your facelift results will be lengthy. Try to steer clear of eating a lot of sugar, as it leads to the production of advanced glycation end-products, which can play a part in the aging of your skin. Instead of sugary foods, try to eat foods with nutrients and vitamins, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean meats. Here are several facelift-boosting foods:
- Spinach, like many other dark green leafy vegetables, is rich in an antioxidant called lutein. Spinach is good for preventing facelift-damaging wrinkles by helping to retain the face's moisture and elasticity, increasing lipid levels and preventing damage caused by free radicals. In addition, spinach has the power to reduce dark circles under the eyes due to its high levels of Vitamins K and C. Diets high in Vitamins K and C increase circulation and strengthen capillary walls.
- Oysters, clams and mussels are high in Vitamin B12 and iron. Your facelift gets a boost from these vitamins, as they stave off anaemia and combat pasty skin.
- Garlic can safeguard your facelift, too. Particularly when eaten raw or crushed, garlic can reduce future acne breakouts, while its anti-inflammatory properties can reduce the swelling and inflammation of acne.
- Avocados are a treat for your facelift. They moisturize your skin from the inside and increase collagen production, helping to prevent wrinkles. The high levels of Vitamin E keep your skin supple and prevent premature aging.
- Bananas, strawberries, melon and papaya prevent fluid retention, a primary cause of a puffy face and bags under the eyes. When your body's sodium/potassium balance is off, fluid retention increases. Increase your intake of potassium-rich foods like bananas.
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