Excessive UV levels in Australia are causing the nation’s females to age 20 years faster than American women, according to research highlighted in The Australasian Journal of Dermatology. While there’s nothing that can be done to stop the sun blaring, a healthy lifestyle, a nutritious protein-packed diet, and a few tweaks to your beauty regimen can turn back the clock and knock at least 10 years off you.
Choose a plant-based diet
Veganism is a fast-growing trend in Australia, with more than two million currently favouring a plant-based diet. And, it’s not just the planet and the animals you’ll be benefiting by adopting this diet, as a vegan diet can also make you look years younger. The vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants packed into fruits and vegetables promote the production of collagen, a substance which naturally fills out the skin. Meanwhile, cutting out dairy can improve the texture and the appearance of your skin, leaving you with youthful looking skin that’s younger than its years.
Australians are increasingly turning to cosmetic injections to knock 10 years off their age. In 2018, the nation spent $350 million on injectables, such as Botox and dermal fillers designed to plump up the skin. Fillers help to reduce facial lines, smooth out the skin, and will alter its texture. Meanwhile, Botox temporarily freezes the muscles to reduce wrinkles. So, as long as you choose a reputable surgeon and don’t overdo the injections, you’ll look years younger in minutes.
Up your protein consumption
Research has revealed that Australians aren’t getting enough protein from the right foods. CSIRO’s study found that junk food is contributing more protein to a typical Australia’s diet than healthy protein sources such as protein bars and whey blend. Good quality protein is essential when you want to look 10 years younger as it helps skin cells to rejuvenate, thus it makes your skin glow. What’s more, protein is a muscle-building nutrient which keeps the skin taut. For optimum skin benefits, choose protein from low-fat sources, such as tofu, white fish, and legumes as this will prevent fatty deposits from ageing your skin.
Add supplements into your diet
Antioxidants prevent the skin’s cells from becoming damaged. They do this by stopping the formation of free radicals which can leave your skin looking and feeling far from its best. To, therefore, achieve skin that looks a decade younger and keep it looking that way, you need to consume a diet rich in antioxidants. Foods naturally high in antioxidants include blueberries, kale, whole grains, nuts, and sweet potatoes. However, you should also consider increasing your consumption by using supplements rich in antioxidants.
Australian skin is being hit hard by the Aussie sun and this is making the nation look older than their years. However, there’s no need to worry, as you can knock a decade off your skin by going vegan, using injectables, consuming more protein, and by adding antioxidant-rich supplements to your diet.
This article was written by Jane Munro a health enthusiast and freelance writer.