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Food For Glowing Skin

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So you’ve grown older and wiser and wrinkled. What? Wrinkled? Yes, it happens to the best of us. But, how can we be our best and feel and look our best? Here’s a solution and an effective healthy way to bring glowing skin back in a week. If you’ve been on the Keto Lifestyle of eating plan, you may see significant wrinkles showing up, because of the rapid weight loss. In this post we provide thoughts concerning, food for glowing skin in a week, while on Keto.

Here are a few food(s) and products that can help to improve your skin to glowing in a week. Stay tuned, as we dive into each food and the reason each one brings healthiness and glow back to your skin.

Collagen Loss

Collagen loss happens with aging, weight loss and sun damage. The loss can start as early as when you are in your late 20’s into the 30’s, and of course can go down hill from there if we don’t do anything about it.

So What Can We Do About It?

We can do plenty, starting with eating the right food(s) that either induces production of collagen or is a natural collagen in and of itself for glowing skin.

Foods and How they help with Collagen Building

  1. Chicken – has a lot of connective tissue which makes chicken an ideal rich source of Collagen
  2. Bone Broth – made from bones and connective tissue from beef or chicken, contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, amino acid to name a few nutrients.
  3. Egg Whites – they don’t consist of connective tissue, but they have large amounts of “proline”, one of the amino acids that are necessary for collagen production.
  4. Citrus Fruits – contain Vitamin C, of which plays a role in the production of pro-collagen, the precursor to collagen. So be sure to get plenty of vitamin C. Plus there are other evidence that vitamin C is wonderful for other things, I will bring into the picture later.
  5. Berries – are excellent as well for a source of vitamin C ; strawberries more so than oranges. Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries are a great source as well. Berries are high in antioxidants, which provide protection from skin damage.
  6. Cashew Nuts – not only are they a quick and easy snack, they contain zinc and copper. Both boost the body’s ability to create collagen.
  7. Tomatoes – some consider tomatoes to be a vegetable, some a fruit. Either way, tomatoes provide almost 30% of vitamin C and provides large amounts of lycopene, which is not only great for eye health, but a wonderful antioxidant for skin support.
  8. Collagen Supplements – are available in most stores these days. Recently, I purchased a container of Collagen Type 1 and 3 by Youtheory in the skin, hair and nail formula. The suggested use for adults is 6 tablets, per day. Take all at once or individual doses.
Food For Glowing Skin
Bottle of Collagen Supplement Tablets
Collagen Supplement

While many of the items above are great sources for Vitamin C, which is a component for building collagen, there are other discovered benefits that Vitamin C provides. According to a research report published by Frederick Robert Klenner, MD from Reidsville, North Carolina, which was published in 1971 gave evidence that large doses of Vitamin C was successful in the treatment of Polio, pneumonia and other serious infectious diseases. Here is the website address to read about it :

Since being on the Keto lifestyle of eating, I have seen many people on the Keto plan incorporate the items above, in order to assist in replenishing collagen and to prevent wrinkles, due to the rapid weight loss accomplished in short time.

I feel my own skin has become less hydrated and wrinkled, since being on the Keto eating plan, but a lot has to do with not drinking enough fluids, as I should in general. The Keto lifestyle eating plan calls for fat consumption. I have never ever been able to eat meat fat, but the guidelines call for good fats such as, avocados, butter and olive oil, etc. So for anti-aging reasons I started supplementing my diet with collagen supplements. Of course, I also ramped up my skincare regime as well.

One new product, that I have tried is the newest Philosophy “Renewed Hope” water cream moisturizer. It truly resulted in my skin becoming more hydrated, due to the moisture and hyaluronic acid ingredients. When I used it day and night, I actually saw improvement pretty quickly. Of course, there are many moisturizers on the market that provide wonderful results. My favorites have always been the line of moisturizers in the Estee Lauder brand.

Food For Glowing Skin
Jar of Renewal Face Cream

Philosophy Renewed Hope Moisturizer

Whether you are in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s or beyond, it never hurts to think about increasing collagen production. Your skin, hair and nails will thank you.

Here is another article of mine, you may want to read about concerning how to avoid crepey skin

Be Beautiful and Healthy,


Kathie is the Jesus loving, makeup-wearing, fashionista behind the Life & Beauty After 60 blog. She has been a CEO/owner of a staffing company and a beauty consultant for a prominent retail cosmetic brand. She lives in North Carolina with her Firefighter/Inspector husband. Kathie wants to inspire you to live your healthiest, happiest and most confident life after 60!

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