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The link between skin, nutrition & ageing

  The skin reflects your inner health status....beauty comes from the inside out.   Antioxidants such as carotenoids, polyphenols, flavonoids and vitamins, essential fats, proteins and certain bacteria are agents capable of promoting skin health and beauty. They have been shown to mitigate common age related skin issues such as collagen loss, photo ageing and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin ageing comes in two parts: Intrinsic skin ageing is genetic and extrinsic is the result of external factors and environmental influences such as exposure to UV, smoking, pollution sleep deprivation and nutrition. The best prevention strategy is to work against extrinsic ageing and the effect of free radicals by sticking to a healthy lifestyle exercise, control of stress and balanced nutrition including lots of anti-oxidative foods. There are 3 main mechanisms responsible for cellular skin ageing: Odxidative Stress Occurs when there is an imbalance between reduction of fre

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