The Best Anti-Aging Foods for Younger Looking Skin

So, you want to retain the radiant healthy glow of youthful skin throughout your life – who doesn’t? But what if we told you that it is simpler than you think. Ever hear the adage, “we are what we eat”? Clean eating might be the solution you are seeking. An anti-aging diet made up of nutrient-dense food that generously feeds your skin with all it needs to remain beautiful, could be the key to glowing, healthy skin.

Today Dawn brings you five of the best foods you can eat to get younger looking skin.


5 of The Best Anti-Aging Foods

A good place to start your anti-aging journey is on the inside. The skin is our largest organ, and it is dependent on anti-oxidants, water, healthy fats and nutrients to glow all day. So, what do we need to add to our diets for flawless skin throughout our lives?


1. Avocados

Woman holding half an avocado in front of her face

Avocados are skincare super foods packed full of nourishing goodness that your skin will simply devour. Vitamins K, C, E, and A, B-vitamins as well as potassium all contribute to the incredible smoothing effect this simple fruit brings to our skincare routine.

If you want to get some avo action try Dawn Aloe Vera & Avocado Oil Soothing Body Cream. Ideal for sensitive skin, this product hydrates your entire body with the essential oils you need to look your best. Which brings us to our next anti-aging food, Aloe Vera.


2. Aloe Vera

South African women should know the benefits of making Aloe Vera part of their anti-aging diets. Our hot climate can be detrimental to the skin causing sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles over time. Consuming Aloe Vera can help in neutralising the effects of harmful UV rays and it can even stimulate the regeneration of skin cells to repair your skin from existing UV damage.

Aloe Vera juice is made by extracting the liquid from the Aloe Vera leaves and purifying this juice to get an anti-aging elixir with a mild taste. Because Aloe Vera is incredibly soothing it is a key ingredient to treat sensitive skin. Try Dawn Aloe Vera & Avocado Oil Soothing Body Lotion to hydrate your skin up to 48 hours so you can confidently stride through your day.


3. Sweet Potato

Perhaps a little lesser known than our first two anti-aging foods, sweet potatoes are full of beta carotene which gives it it’s orange colour. This antioxidant is vital to soften our skin and restore its elasticity. Next time you’re craving chips to go with your dinner substitute the potato chips for anti-aging, sweet potato chips instead. They’re delicious too!


4. Spinach

Man putting green spinach into a blender. Fresh fruit on the table in the backround

Who would’ve guessed that your granny’s veggie patch was filled with anti-aging greens? Spinach has a high Vitamin C concentration which not only boosts your immune system and prevents you from getting a cold, but it also promotes collagen production in your skin cells.

Collagen is what makes younger skin firmer and more beautiful. A green smoothie is so easy to make when you use fresh spinach, beetroot, apple, and a little ice in a smoothie maker – an anti-aging breakfast, anyone?


5. Red Bell Pepper

Red bell pepper is the final item on our anti-aging list. These may be particularly helpful if you live in a polluted city. Pollution can wreak havoc with your skin but eating bell peppers can help. Brimming with carotenoids, an antioxidant that give them their vibrant colour, bell peppers can protect your skin from sun damage and toxins in your environment.

We would love to know what you eat to keep your skin radiant. If you know of an anti-aging superfood that we didn’t include here please share it with us. Get in touch on Facebook Instagram and Twitter.