ANN/ THE DAILY STAR – Believe it or not, it is possible to get that enviable skin at any age. By incorporating just a few simple habits into your daily routine, you can get clearer, spotless and more youthful skin, with results visible in as little as four weeks.
By now, we know all about UV rays and the kind of serious damage it can do to our skin. Therefore, when it comes to sunscreen, there can be no skimping. However, where sunscreen protects you against tanning and premature ageing, it does nothing for the dark spots that occur on your skin as a result of glycation.
The process of glycation occurs when too much sugar and too much protein in your diet combines with body heat. Without going too much into the chemistry of it, let it suffice to say that the less sugar you use in your diet, the better your skin will feel and look. By reducing sugar from the above trio, the process of glycation can be reversed, diminishing and then completely wiping out dark spots, wrinkles, the effects of collagen loss and sag from your skin, giving you clear, blemish-free, lifted skin that automatically looks two decades younger.
Completely eliminating sugar from our diet is a difficult ask – sugar is tasty and frankly, everywhere. So, what if we told you that there is another way to achieve the same results without altering the sugar level in our diet? Introducing: polyphenols!
Polyphenols are some of the most powerful antioxidants found in plants and by harnessing the power of this super molecule, whether in consumption or usage, it is possible to curb the signs of early ageing. Coffee and green tea contain polyphenols, as do nuts, olives and berries. You can use moisturisers and skin serums that contain polyphenols too so that they work their magic from the outside.
The stresses of modern life can suck the life out of our health and more often than not, what goes on under the skin is what shows up on the skin. Just some simple healthy habits boost skin health and when skin is presented with the right nutrients, it thanks you in amazing ways. Give it a go.