Radiant Skin for Women Over 50

By on August 23, 2021
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We all know the phrase, “you are what you eat,” and this is especially true when it comes to achieving beautiful skin. While many may be using topical skincare products to boost skin elasticity and youthfulness, LivingBetter50 has 5 ingredients to achieve radiant skin from within. 

Many women over 50 look past the importance of diet relative to beauty and the skin. In fact, our diet is a key factor and significant for healthy radiant skin. You will find many of these ingredients in the topical skin care products you presently use. Adding them to your supplements and diet will only help in boosting the levels of your skin health.

Selenium

The hidden powers of antioxidants such as selenium can protect skin cells from oxidative stress which can impact structure/elasticity. Selenium is an essential trace mineral that supports many bodily processes. It can help improve cognition, immune system function, and fertility. Selenium also has an important role in maintaining healthy thyroid function.

Selenium is most often found in whole grains and animal products such as fish and eggs. The amount of selenium in grains and grain-based foods depends on the soil content of where they grew.

The following foods are good sources of selenium:

  • Brazilian nuts: One ounce provides 544 micrograms (mcg), or 989% of the recommended Daily Value (DV).
  • Tuna: Three ounces of yellowfin tuna, cooked dry, contains 92 mcg, or 167% of the DV.
  • Baked halibut: Three ounces, cooked dry, contains 47 mcg, or 85% of the DV.
  • Cooked brown rice: One cup contains 19 mcg.
  • Egg: One large egg contains 15 mcg.

Copper

Copper’s role in the production of melanin contributes to the consistent coloring of the skin and protects against oxidative stress. It is found in all body tissues and plays a role in making red blood cells and maintaining nerve cells and the immune system. Copper plays an important role in maintaining collagen and elastin, major structural components of our bodies. 

Copper is found in a wide variety of foods. Good sources include:

  • oysters and other shellfish
  • whole grains
  • beans
  • potatoes
  • yeast
  • dark leafy greens
  • cocoa
  • dried fruits
  • black pepper

Zinc

Zinc can minimize the inflammatory response that could lead to acne, as well as decrease oil production and aid cell turnover. It is found throughout your body, helps your immune system and metabolism function. Zinc is also important to wound healing and your sense of taste and smell. With a varied diet, your body usually gets enough zinc.

Food sources of zinc include:

  • Chicken
  • Red meat
  • Fortified breakfast cereals

Vitamin E

Vitamin E’s powers of rehydration, and how it interacts with Vitamin C can keep you looking happy and healthy. As an antioxidant, Vitamin E is often touted for its ability to fight oxidative stress that damages cells over the course of years and decades. Some alternative practitioners believe that this can slow or prevent certain aging-related disorders.

Vitamin E can be found in:

  • Vegetable oils
  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Cereals
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables

Vitamin A

Vitamin A has collagen productive powers and can help reduce inflammation and pigmentation. Preformed vitamin A is known as the active form of the vitamin, which your body can use just as it is. It’s found in animal products including meat, chicken, fish, and dairy and includes the compounds retinol, retinal, and retinoic acid.

Provitamin A carotenoids — alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin — are the inactive form of the vitamin found in plants.

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