What we feed the inside of our body influences our outside appearance, specifically our skin. Seemingly, this is a very obvious idea. However, there are still many people who do not pay attention to this. Many people still do not believe that something as simple as a diet change can help one achieve a more youthful look. How can diet play a role in anti-aging? Let’s find out.
Inflammation, Aging and Anti-inflammatory Diet
According to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, author of several best-selling books that tackle combating signs of aging such as 7 Secrets to Beauty and Health and Longevity, aging skin is inflamed on the inside and the simplest way to reverse the process of aging in inflamed skin is by following an anti-inflammatory diet. Dr. Perricone recommends a diet with lots of fruits and veggies especially those with bright colors, enough protein, and of course the good fats (essential monounsaturated fats found in nuts, olive oil, fatty fish, etc). Dr Perricone also shares that refined carbohydrates and bad fats are to be avoided. Try the anti-inflammatory diet and you’ll notice a notable improvement on your skin in just a few days, according to Dr. Perricone. What improvements can you expect in just a few days of following an anti-inflammatory diet? Increased radiance is one. The second is that puffiness and dark circles will start to disappear. Dr. Perricone added that one will start feeling better as the anti-inflammatory diet increases one’s levels of serotonin, the mood enhancing chemical.
Inflammation and How it Affects the Body
Not only does inflammation cause you to look older, it also makes you feel older. Yes, inflammation is the catalyst of aging not just of your skin but of the entire body. High levels of inflammation reduce bone and muscle mass. Therefore it is important that you reduce inflammation in your body. When you bring down inflammation, you would start gaining muscle as well as increase bone density. There is a 3 -tier program that Dr. Perricone recommends.
3 Steps to Reduce Inflammation
Step 1: Stick to an anti-inflammatory diet.
Step 2: Consider taking anti-inflammatory supplements
Step 3: Apply topical anti-inflammatory products on your skin and of course follow a healthy lifestyle.
Argan Oil and Its Anti-Inflammatory Properties
You have probably been hearing a lot about Argan oil. This natural oil extracted from the fruit nuts of the Argan tree which grows exclusively in the arid regions of Morocco is loaded with nutrients having anti-inflammatory properties such as Vitamin E, Prostaglandins and Polyphenols. So if you are looking for a topical skin care product with nutrients having anti-inflammatory properties, Argan oil is one of your best picks.
If you want to keep your skin looking youthful, remember to fight inflammation!
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