These natural remedies help your skin and teeth defy time. And they may be in your diet already! Here’s what they are and how they fight aging.
Non-processed (read: not instant) versions of this breakfast favorite are packed with amino acids and vitamin E, which nourish your skin, combat sun damage and counteract aging free radicals.
Caffeine helps constrict and stimulate blood vessels to give skin a more even appearance. So savor that cup o’ joe—or take a few sips right before you want to look your absolute best.
3) Mozzarella Cheese
Brighter-looking teeth can take years off your face. Foods high in calcium, like mozzarella (even lowfat options), protect and strengthen the enamel of your teeth. They also increase the production of saliva, which helps fight off yellowing bacteria.
The vitamin C packed in this nutritious citrus fruit promotes collagen growth, which helps prevent sagging skin.
This nut is high in omega-3 fatty acids that increase the moisture levels in your skin and helpplump up wrinkles. Toss a few into your salad to reap the benefits.
SOURCES: Joseph Banker, DMD, Founder, Creative Dental Care, Westfield, NJ. Gervaise Gerstner, MD, New York City medical and cosmetic dermatologist. Gary Goldenberg, MD, Medical Director of Dermatology Faculty Practice, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. Debra Luftman, MD, dermatologist and simple advisory board member. Mario Russo, owner, Salon Mario Russo, Boston