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Nature's gift of wrinkles is definitely not one of your favorites. But it happens to all of us at some point during the aging process. One day you look in the mirror and think 'where did these lines come from?'
Even though the age of aging is upon you, you're determined to make it stop. While we can't guarantee you we can make you look 16 again, we can give you a few tips that might help you beat Mother Nature at her own game.
Believe it or not, you weren't the first teenager to slather on the baby oil and fry like tamale on a sheet of aluminum foil. But the past is the past and we can't unmake certain unwise decisions we made 15 years ago. What we can do is use the knowledge we have today to make better decisions going forward.
It is true, sun, smoking, stress, alcohol, diet, pollution and more, all trigger free radicals, the chemical byproducts that contribute to the signs of aging. The good news is free radicals have a natural enemy - antioxidants. And we're going to show you where you can find them.
A, C and E are not just letters in the alphabet. They are powerful anti-oxidants you should commit to memory. Not only do they neutralize free radicals. They can help protect your cells from damage. Naturally they are found in many fruits and vegetables like apples, spinach, tomatoes and more. Black and green tea contain powerful anti-oxidants as well. However when it comes to preventing and reversing damage, what you put in you is as important as what you put on you. Anti-oxidants are available in a wide variety of products you can use on your skin too. Don't know where to begin?
It's a fact - free radical damage contributes to premature aging. Fortunately free radicals can be stopped in their tracks and neutralized by anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants can be found in many products we use on our skin like Neutrogena's Anti-Oxidant age reverse, but they are also found in the vitamins that are in many of the foods we eat. Primarily Vitamin C, E and Beta-Carotene.
To get your daily dose fill your diet with lots of the following foods:
- Vitamin C can be found in Guava, papaya, red and green peppers, kiwi, orange and grapefruit juice, strawberries, broccoli and more.
- Vitamin E also known as tocopherol, is found mostly in plants and vegetable oils including corn oil, olive oil, peanut oil and more. Vitamin E is also found in wheat germ, nuts, seeds, olives and some margarines.
- Beta-carotene is found in green, orange and yellow fruits and vegetables including carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, spinach, turnip greens and more.
Neutrogena knows what causes premature aging of skin - free radicals from sun, stress and pollution. That's why Neutrogena has created Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse. Your skin's best ally when it comes to battling the elements. Antioxidant Age Reverse's triple-antioxidant blend neutralizes 99% of all free radicals. It helps prevent environmental cell damage and it can reverse the signs of aging by improving the look of skin clarity, texture and uneven tone beginning in just one week!
Want to learn more about how to beat the signs of aging? Read on. We've got a great selection of articles on free radicals, anti-oxidants and how to get more of what you need to beat the signs of aging in your diet.