When it comes to the quest for healthy skin, no two skin-care regimens are alike. But more and more boomers are adding wrinkle creams and other anti-aging products to their routine, or hunting online for healthy skin tips. (One report predicts the markets for anti-aging products will exceed $114 billion by 2015.)
Before you scour the aisles of convenience stores for the latest products promising to blast wrinkles and tighten skin, give your refrigerator a try. Eating antioxidant-rich foods is just one way to get healthy skin, the Mayo Clinic reports.
Research has also shown that eating tomatoes can protect the skin from sunburn and signs of aging caused by sun damage. The study found that women who added more tomatoes to their diet were more protected from ultraviolet exposure than those who did not.
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Cantaloupe is not only nutritious -- it can actually <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-h-murdock/a-recipe-for-longevity_b_205355.html" target="_hplink">protect the skin against sunburn</a> and can also <a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21246089/ns/today-today_health/t/fight-arthritis-these-foods/#.T-lB4CtYvIY" target="_hplink">reduce inflammation</a>, thanks to the vitamin C found in the melon.
Pomegranate gives natural <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-h-murdock/a-recipe-for-longevity_b_205355.html" target="_hplink"> protection from the sun</a>. In addition, the powerful fruit can help lower "bad" cholesterol.
Before you head out into the sun this summer, slather on the SPF 30 and cook up some juicy tomatoes! Packed with the antioxidant <a href="http://voices.yahoo.com/boost-inner-sun-protection-factor-spf-10293957.html" target="_hplink">lycopene</a>, consuming cooked tomatoes may <a href="http://www.oprah.com/style/Improve-Your-Skin-with-These-Foods_1" target="_hplink">protect your skin from sunburn</a>.
Kiwis, blueberries and sweet potatoes are all loaded with vitamins C and E, which can help <a href="http://www.oprah.com/style/Improve-Your-Skin-with-These-Foods_1/3" target="_hplink">protect against sun damage</a>. One study found that those with diets with more vitamin C tended to see less wrinkles and dry skin, <em>O Magazine</em> reports.
Sipping <a href="http://voices.yahoo.com/6-ways-soothe-sunburn-11283400.html?cat=5" target="_hplink">green tea</a> -- or even applying it to your skin -- could have great skin care benefits. The polyphenols it contains have been shown to protect the skin from harmful UV rays, according to a study in <em><a href="http://jn.nutrition.org/content/141/6/1202.abstract" target="_hplink">The Journal of Nutrition</a></em>.
Spinach may have helped Popeye grow muscles, but it can also help your skin. The leafy green contains lutein (also found in kale) which helps with skin hydration, according to <a href="http://www.everydayhealth.com/skin-and-beauty/anti-aging-diet-for-skin.aspx" target="_hplink">Everyday Health</a>. Maybe that's why we never saw a wrinkle on the sailor man!
Before you pay for expensive botox treatments, <em><a href="a href="http://www.glamour.com/beauty/2009/01/eat-your-way-to-better-skin#slide=3" target="_hplink"" target="_hplink">Glamour </em>suggests giving buckwheat a try</a>. This seed contains rutin, which aids collagen and elasticity in the skin.
Rich in zinc, consuming wheat germ may aid in the making of new skin cells, according to <a href="http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/anti-aging-foods-cheat-sheet?page=3#copy" target="_hplink">Dr. Oz</a>. Wheat germ may also act as an anti-inflammatory, the good doctor found.