Aging Skin: Do You Look Older Than You Should?
A Surprising Cause of Wrinkles: Yo-yo Dieting
Some experts believe that years of repeated yo-yo dieting -- losing and gaining back large amounts of weight -- can damage the skin. Repeated stretching of the skin may damage the elastic structure that gives skin its youthful, firm tone.
- What you can do: If you've decided to lose weight, do it at a reasonable pace. Most experts recommend losing a pound a week. Avoid binge eating, which leads to rapid weight gain that could stretch the skin.
Preventing Wrinkles Through Diet and Nutrition
Your skin is your body's largest organ. Like your heart and brain, your skin needs good nutrition to maintain form and function. In particular, skin needs the B vitamin, biotin. This forms the basis of new, healthy skin cells. Other vitamins are important for skin, as well.
Vitamin A helps to maintain and repair skin tissue.
And Don’t Forget Water
As we age, skin becomes thinner and drier. It becomes more important than ever to drink plenty of water, to keep skin hydrated and full.