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Eat your way to youthful skin with these powerful vitamins

And a surprising vegetable!

We may not be able to prevent time from ticking on, but it is possible to create the impression that your skin was never part of the process – simply by eating the correct foods and practicing the optimum skincare routine. Keep scrolling to discover what nutrients youthful-looking skin craves, as well as the superhero vegetable that you should undoubtedly be making room for in your diet.

VITAMIN C

Anti-aging benefits: We’ve all known that Vitamin C can boost our immune system since a young age – thanks to our parents’ go-to orange juice home remedy for the sniffles (despite all the added sugar present in most juices!) – but less known is that it is also a key antioxidant involved in the production of collagen: the protein that keeps your skin nice and plump.

Where it can be found: Bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, peaches and citrus fruits (e.g. pineapples, lemons, limes and oranges).

Psst! Blue Therapy Accelerated Serum will have a similar effect on the skin to Vitamin C as it accelerates its capacity to regenerate, thanks to Biotherm’s bespoke Algae of Youth™ that is packed into the serum.

VITAMIN E

Anti-aging benefits: One of the most robust antioxidants, vitamin E is very effective in fighting against free radicals (our skin’s worst enemy!) and preventing the deterioration of collagen.

Where it can be found: Almonds, raw seeds, avocados, papaya and olives.

While you are dosing up on your intake of this nutrient, use Biotherm’s Blue Therapy Multi-Defender SPF 25. Concentrated with aggression-combating Baicalin, Algae of Youth™ and Life Plankton™, your skin will enjoy an added boost of collagen alongside vitamin E.

BETA-CAROTENE

Anti-aging benefits: Beta-carotene is crucial to skin health. This potent antioxidant neutralizes free radicals and helps fight against unforgiving damage caused by UV rays. Added bonus: once it has been digested by the body, the nutrient usefully converts into Vitamin A, which also catalyzes skin cell regeneration!

Where it can be found: Carrots, pumpkins, spinach, kale and apricots.

SECRET SKIN BEAUTIFIER: RHUBARB

Alongside the knowledge that rhubarb is actually a vegetable (!), it may also shock you to find out that the pinkish crop can do wonders for your skin. It is a jam-packed source of Vitamin C and A, therefore helping to neutralize free radicals, boost collagen production and overall regenerate your skin to new levels. Not only is it safe to say that upping your consumption of rhubarb crumble is hardly a chore, it’s also extremely easy to grow yourself, requiring very little care and maintenance. You’re welcome for having maybe just discovered the easiest edible skin solution ever.

To complete your age-defying skincare routine, make sure you use a hydrating product such as Aquasource Gel, as our skin loses its capacity to self-moisturize in the face of accumulating years!

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