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A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to restore youthful facial contours, reposition sagging fat, and tighten skin on the face.
After a facelift, it is important to maintain your results through a mix of lifestyle changes and a nutritious diet. Of course, knowing what to eat to keep your skin healthy is not easy. Fortunately, we’ve done some of the work for you.
What Foods Help Maintain Your Look?
While not all of these foods are meant for everyone, below you will find a list of foods that can help keep your skin looking young and firm. Use your best judgment to integrate them into your diet.
- Pecans provide a host of beneficial vitamins, such as Zinc and Potassium, which can help strengthen your immune system, reduce inflammation, and aid in the wound healing process. Pecans also have ellagic acid and vitamins A and E, which can help protect your skin from sun damage.
- Vegetable oils have Omega-3, which is necessary to prevent inflammation and flaking or dry skin. You can also find Omega-3 in seafood, but vegetable oils tend to be cheaper and more readily available. You can use them in cooking, or as the base of a salad dressing.
- Oats are full of prebiotics and antioxidants, both of which can aid in maintaining your health. While prebiotics and the probiotics they facilitate do not directly impact skin health, they can make your body healthier in general. Antioxidants are known to help slow the effects of skin aging.
- Olives have a lovely mix of antioxidants, Omega-3, unsaturated fat, and fiber. There is a reason the Greek olive groves were the envy of the ancient world. In ancient times, there were places where olive oil was a more valuable currency than gold! Today we know olives as a nutritious and healthy fruit.
- Tomatoes are full of lycopene, an antioxidant that can help protect your skin from sun damage. They are also easy to add to all sorts of meals, from sandwiches and salads to sauces and spreads.
- Bell Peppers are full of vitamin C, and can also help boost collagen growth in your skin. Collagen is an essential protein that helps maintain skin elasticity and prevents sagging.
- Kale is the king of healthy foods for a reason. It is full of vitamins A, B, C, and K, all of which can help keep your skin healthy and youthful. Kale is one of the go-to foods for collagen production, and it also has significant amounts of antioxidants. Some people find fresh kale hard to eat, so we suggest cooking it well (it’s especially good if cooked down in stir fry) or using it raw in smoothies where the blender will chop it up finely for you.
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Dr. Calabria offers his services at his Rancho Mirage, Beverly Hills, Rome, and Milan offices.
For appointments in Beverly Hills, call 310-879-1488. For appointments in Rancho Mirage, call 760-836-0077. For appointments in Rome, Italy, call +39.349.4662323. You can also contact us on our website.