10 Foods That Promise To Tighten Skin

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You are probably more than familiar with that old saying “you are what you eat”. There is actually a lot of truth around that saying. Eating the right foods can be a better remedy for natural beauty than any skincare product you can find in a store. Healthy eating can offer your body many benefits, and that includes great skin.

As people get older their skin begins to loosen and sag. This is all part of the aging process and some people experience this happening earlier in life than others. Did you know that there are certain foods that you can be eating that could help you tighten, and even brighten up, your skin. The right diet can have you looking and feeling younger.

Collagen and elastin are key for keeping your skin looking plump and naturally youthful. Choosing foods that help aid and protect elastin and collagen could make your skin naturally look younger. Here are the 10 skin tightening foods that you need to incorporate into your diet.

  1. Vitamin C

Okay, so maybe this is a vitamin and not necessarily a food. There are several foods that fit under this category. Whether you are going for a citrus fruit or a dark leafy green salad, foods that are high in vitamin C are superfoods for great skin. Vitamin C helps protect collagen and elastin from being broken down by free radicals.

  1. Zinc

So maybe this is a mineral, but foods containing Zinc can do wonders for keeping your skin from sagging. Zinc is great for your overall health, but is essential for helping your body to create elastin. Foods that are rich in zinc include nuts, whole grain, and oysters.

  1. Root Vegetables

Root vegetables, such as sweet potatoes and carrots, are an excellent source of vitamin A and beta carotene. Vitamin A helps to restore any collagen that has been damaged. Beta carotene is an all natural sun protectant.

  1. Garlic

Garlic seems to be a superfood that can aid your body along any issues. It should come to no surprise that garlic is also useful for tightening loose skin. Garlic is rich in sulfur, which is used to help make collagen.

  1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the superheroes of your garden when it comes to beauty foods. They are loaded with antioxidants like carotenoids and lycopene. They are great for helping your body fight off free radicals, stress, inflammation, and many other issues that take a toll on your skin.

  1. Bell Peppers

Bell peppers get an honorary mention on this list because they are an amazing source of zinc and vitamin C. They are one of the best vegetables you can choose for tightening your skin. They help preserve and protect your skin's natural collagen, while assisting your body's production of elastin.

  1. Eggs

Eggs, more specifically eggs whites, are great sources of lysine and proline. Lysine and proline are what the amino acids are made from that form collagen in your body.

  1. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is packed full of several vitamins and probiotics. It is one of the best things you can eat to naturally obtain healthy skin. Eating greek yogurt regularity can help you keep your skin clear and tighter.

  1. Cucumber

Hydration is necessary for maintaining plump and tighter skin. Cucumber is an excellent hydrating snack that is also full of potassium, copper, and Vitamins B and K. Eating cucumber often can help your skin stay hydrated and flush out water retention.

  1. Green Tea

This calming drink is the perfect way to finish off a meal while helping your skin remain tight. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols. These help your body fight off radicals that harm collagen while flushing out other toxins that could be negatively affecting your skin.

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