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No longer a new concept, it is well known that what you eat plays a big role in how you age. Not only internally, but also in the appearance you present externally.

The concept of Beauty from Within - promoting beauty through the internal consumption of foods, beverages and supplements – originated thousands of years ago. It started with the incorporation of herbs for their health promoting properties, but soon switched over to modern drugs and synthesized chemicals courtesy of the pharmaceutical industry. We know now however, that certain foods including green tea, fresh fruits and vegetables and salmon can help us not only feel, but also look better.

When thinking about putting together a Beauty from Within plan, consider incorporating the following to nurture your skin's health, radiance and vitality:

-Antioxidants to help to fight free radical damage in skin cells
-Anti-inflammatories to battle the aging effects of inflammation.
-Limit foods with added sugar and low glycemic carbohydrates (white flour, refined carbohydrates) that contribute to advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which break down collagen and elastin and expedite the aging process.
-Get enough sleep to minimize the appearance of under eye dark circles and manage stress.
-Manage stress, which precipitates the release of cortisol, a hormone known to minimize skin rejuvenation and which may contribute to the breakdown of collagen.

These days you'll find a range of supplements marketed to help improve the appearance of your skin. Keep in mind that while many are effective, that many more are unproven and will just empty your wallet. Eat well, get enough sleep and manage stress. Drink lots of water and supplement with a good daily multi-vitamin along with essential fatty acids if your diet doesn't incorporate sufficient quantities of fish. [Link Removed] are two excellent products to consider.

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