Well kind of.. more specifically its the contents that make all the difference.
Why? Well there are two main factors that influence aging:
1.) Extrinsic Aging – External factors such as UV (90% of premature aging!!), Environment, Pollution, Humidity/ Air con, Chemicals etc
SOLUTION: at Facedoctors Remuera we put together treatment and skincare plans to address extrinsic aging for your individual wants, needs and concerns. The hard parts like which products are right and going to do what they are supposed to do, is all worked out for you, so together we can work to prevent this type of aging.
and then there is this bad boy
2.) Intrinsic Aging – Internal factors, some we may not be able to control like genetics, but what you can control is what you put into your body in terms of food
SOLUTION: Anti aging from the inside out
Consider these foods your anti-aging staples. As a rule, fruits and vegetables high in flavonoids and carotenoids, two powerful plant-based antioxidants, will remove the free radicals from your skin and body that cause you to age prematurely. A well-balanced diet can help you lose weight, live longer and feel fitter, but it can also help you look younger.
One serving of this superfood provides more antioxidant activity than most fruits and veggies. Antioxidants fight the free radicals that cause wrinkles.
A bit more exotic than a traditional orange, blood oranges contain anthocyanins, antioxidants that combat free-radical damage and UV rays.
Selenium, a powerful mineral that aids in the production of the antioxidant glutathione can be found in brazil nuts. This mineral repairs cell damage and slows down the skin’s aging process. Just 2 nuts a day will help.
Fish can be great for your health, but cod is especially good for it’s anti-aging properties. It contains selenium which helps to proctect your skin from sun damage and cancer.
This salad favorite is great for the skin. The silica in the peel helps reduce wrinkles and boost collagen.
This natural, sea dwelling plant contains vitamins C and E, which protect fats in the skin’s moisture barrier from free-radical damage
This exotic fruit is packed with vitamin C which boosts collagen production to smooth skin. Two cups of guava per week is the perfect dose of this anti-aging powerhouse.
Tomatos provide lycopene, which helps prevent heart disease, elevated cholesterol and cancer. Lycopene acts as natural sun block, preventing the UV damage that causes sun spots, dryness and wrinkles. Remember to cook tomatoes for the maximum anti-aging effect.
Wheat germ is rich in zinc, which plays a crucial role in the production of new skin cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to help prevent eczema; recent studies even indicate that wheat germ can help reduce acne. Get half a cup of wheat germ per day for your daily dose of zinc. Try sprinkling it over salads and yogurt or adding it to smoothies.
So that ladies and gentlemen, is how your fridge can effect and even help with that frown,
As always wishing you health, well being and beauty
Peter is a beauty and health writer living between UK and Australia. Beside writing he worked as a beauty consultant for many fashion events around UK & Australia too.