How to Avoid Wrinkles and Look Younger

by: Valerian D.

A recent study conducted at the Berlin Charite hospital concluded that people having a high concentration of antioxidants in their skin have fewer wrinkles and look younger.

Antioxidants are compounds that act as killers of free radicals mopping up these unstable oxygen molecules that, in excess, can destroy the basic cells’ structure and their genetic material (DNA) as well. Among the main antioxidants for the skin we can mention vitamins C and E, and coenzyme Q10.

Our body cannot produce all requested antioxidants on its own. It must to make up the rest of amount using ingredients such as beta-carotene as well as Vitamins A, C, D and E. The study confirmed that non-vegetarians had less antioxidants in their bodies than vegetarians. To help our body to complete its important task we must supply with fruits and vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, paprika, cabbage, oranges, lemons and so on.

Despite of fact it is not yet perfectly clear whether antioxidants can effectively protect against heart disease, cancer, premature aging, and other conditions, the study suggests that antioxidants decrease skin roughness, length of facial lines, and wrinkle depth. So, people with a normal diet can have their skin look younger by just adding lots of fruits and vegetables in their meals.

Valerian D is a freelance writer interested in issues affecting women and men as well such as wrinkles and anti aging.

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