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4 Foods Women Over 40 Should Eat To Look 10 Years Younger

December 18, 2019 by Hannah Kerns
shefinds | beauty

Although developing a regular skincare routine is a step in the right direction for younger-looking skin, what foods you eat can be just as important. If you are not seeing results from your skincare products alone, it may be time to examine what you are eating more closely.

According to experts, the foods you eat have a huge impact on your outward appearance–specifically, many foods that can be easily incorporated into your diet can give you younger-looking skin.

tomatoes on cutting board

Tomatoes

According to Dr. Amanda Doyle, Board Certified Dermatologist & Lycored Brand Ambassador, tomatoes are one of the best foods for a more youthful complexion. "Tomatoes are the key to reviving inner glow. This potent, natural anti-aging ingredient contains high levels of beta carotene and high concentrations of lycopene," she explains.

 

Dr. Doyle continues, "Lycopene increases carotenoid levels in the skin and reduces free radical damage." Overall, tomatoes can help reduce inflammation and maintain skin's collagen.

cherry bowl

Cherries

Cherries are another delicious ingredient to add to your diet to help you look younger.

 

Dr. Doyle explains, "Cherries contain antioxidants and micronutrients as well as Vitamin A and C, iron, folic acid, and calcium. Antioxidants possess powerful anti-aging properties and vitamin A and C have been shown to have photoprotective properties." These photoprotective properties can help guard your skin against sun damage.

protein powder

Collagen Protein

Dr. Josh Axe, founder of Ancient Nutrition and DrAxe.com, explains "Collagen is the most important and abundant protein in the body, keeping it healthy and young for a long time."

 

Collagen protein with its high antioxidant content can keep your skin looking young and glowing.

salmon filets

Salmon

Salmon is another incredible ingredient you could use to look younger and protect your skin from damage.

 

Dr. Axe explains, "Salmon has high amounts of astaxanthin, a super antioxidant and carotenoid known for its unique anti-aging benefits."

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Hannah Kerns pitches and writes compelling stories for SheFinds' readers. When she isn't listening to podcasts or catching up on true crime, she covers the latest in beauty, health, fashion, and celebrity news. To reach Hannah, email [email protected]

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