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Anti-Ageing Tips from the Professionals-Clare Shepard

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Anti-Ageing Tips from the Professionals-Clare Shepard

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Written by: Sarah Mitchell
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Our next tip is from Clare Shepherd, a nutritional therapist and health coach. Clare offers “YourNewLifePlan, a 4 week nutrition, coaching and exercise programme designed for you to achieve GREAT health”. Clare asserts that she aims to “educate, inspire and empower all to achieve OUTSTANDING health”.

Clare’s Tips:

Beauty comes from within. While lotions and potions can give a quick-fix to your skin problems, eating the right foods will give you longer term benefits. Here are some of the best foods that will give you smooth, flawless and young-looking skin!

1. Salmon for Toned Skin
Salmon and other oily fish contain omega 3 fats which encourage the body to produce anti- inflammatory compounds which can help to slow and even reverse signs of ageing in the skin.

It’s is also rich in a compound called DMAE (2 dimethylaminoethanol) which can help to increase muscle tone and prevent skin from sagging. All good news! 2-3 portions of oily fish a week is recommended for maximum benefit.

2. Romaine Lettuce for Broken Veins

Romaine lettuce contains 100 pc daily value of vitamin A which helps increase cell turnover and also vitamin K boosting circulation to help break up those broken veins! Did you know you can put Romaine lettuce in a juice or a smoothie? Absolutely delicious!

3. Pumpkin for Wrinkle-Free, Young-Looking Skin

Pumpkin contains a huge amount of carotenoids which give the vegetable its orange colour. Carotenoids are wrinkle-fighting antioxidants from plants that help neutralise the free radicals in your skin, protecting the cells from damage that cause ageing. Pumpkin is also rich in vitamin C which is essential in the production of collagen – the building block of healthy skin. It also contains vitamin E and A which help cleanse your skin. A great all-rounder!

4. Green Tea – the Natural Astringent

It’s no wonder why the majority of Chinese and Japanese people get to maintain their beautiful skin until old age. Green tea, the most popular beverage next to water, does have lots of healing and anti-ageing effects. Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University and the University of Alabama found that consuming green tea on a regular basis may reduce the risk of skin cancer. The drink has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants that leave your skin soft and glowing. Aim for 2-3 cups/day.

5. Berries for a Youthful Glow

In a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was found that people who consume vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those who don’t. Strawberries contain 130% of our daily value of vitamin C, helping boost our collagen levels, so essential to maintain firm and youthful looking skin.
Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries contain phytochemicals, (which are plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties) which help to strengthen the walls of tiny blood vessels and can help to prevent thread veins.

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About the Author

Sarah Mitchell
With numerous years of experience in the beauty industry, I worship at the altar of all things beauty and skincare related. Currently living in Canada, yet returning to the UK in 2014, I intend to continue with my career in the cosmetics, health, and beauty industry. I'm devoted to following and sharing new skincare and treatment trends. I am passionate about learning to love the person you are and making the most of the skin you're in.

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