The demand for skin care supplements or beauty foods is very popular in North America and the vogue is now arriving in Europe.
These products are proposed to delay or reduce the effects of aging on the skin. Most of these include lacto-lycopene,
vitamin C and soy isoflavones, which bring back firmness to womens skin who are over 40.
Antioxidants such as lycopene and grape seed extract are used to stall enzymatic reactions that breakdown natural collagen
in the skin.
Antioxidants are important for the protection of capillaries in the skin, which transport the necessary nutrients to the
cells and on to the skin.
These also help avoid broken veins and premature wrinkles as well as oxygenating cells and removing waste products from
These products can be very expensive and other, less expensive and more easily attainable remedies can be used. If your
diet is rich in natural antioxidants your skin will look just as young as it would with skin care supplements. You can
find antioxidants in fruits such as blueberries, prunes, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, apples, cherries and
plums and in vegetables such as artichokes, broccoli, red cabbage, beetroot and spinach amongst others.
Beta-carotene found in green-leaved vegetables, fruit and carrots is another potent antioxidant. This antioxidant neutralize
the affects of a particular free radical set free after sun exposure, and as the sunlight destroys beta carotene it must
be replaced regularly.