Ward off Wrinkles

What to eat: Kale, berries and avocados

Why:

Kale is the new It vegetable, making all the others green with envy.

Nestled inside those deep green leaves are beta-carotene, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium and Vitamins A, C and K - what a mouthful!

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is great for fighting premature aging due to UV damage. There are 45 different flavonoids in kale, all of which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and will help reduce glycation.

 If you avoid fat for the sake of your waistline, your face could be paying the price. If you’re getting fewer than 20 grams of fat a day, your skin may not be able to lubricate itself and your body may not absorb enough vitamin A, which your skin needs to prevent premature ageing. Good fats, like avocados, help to inhibit collagen damage.

What to avoid: Sugar

Why: It is the most ageing food that we consume, and weakens our immune system to as well! Sugar causes glycation in the skin. This recues the effectiveness of elastin and collagen proteins, the properties that give skin a youthful, plum appearance. Too much of it will make your skin lacklustre, and speed up your body’s production of wrinkles.

Product Pairing: Secret is Out Lift and Repair Night Cream

The carnosine and high levels of antioxidants present in our Secret is Out Lift and Repair Night Cream are good for antiglycation, this can reduce the harm to your cells from sugar.