· Senior Care,Home Care,Elder Care

Wrinkling, flaking, and age spots are common skin issues among seniors, which can be prevented by consuming a healthy diet. Including healthy, skin friendly foods into daily diet is necessary to keep the skin hydrated, wrinkle free and firm for a youthful, glowing skin in golden years. However, expensive skin care products contain harsh chemicals that may damage the delicate skin and the products that work on a younger skin are typically not effective for aging adults, whose dietary and skin needs somehow vary by age. Professional home care advise family caregivers to encourage and help their senior loved ones maintain a nutritious diet for a healthy, problem free skin.


Mentioned below are some foods that will help your elderly loved one maintain a beautiful skin.

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1. Avocado

Avocado, also known as the alligator pear, is consumed all over the world for its amazing health and skin rejuvenation benefits. It has a creamy consistency that is packed with skin nourishing vitamins, E and B complex. Additionally, it is rich in essential fatty acids that help moisturize and softens the skin. It also contains a high amount of vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant, that neutralizes free radicals in the skin.Add paragraph text here.

2. Blueberries

Blueberries are nutrient dense and have great health benefits that promote a healthy skin. It efficiently reduces wrinkles and contains concentrated anthocyanins contributing to healthy collagen matrix by neutralizing enzymes to eliminate connective tissue destruction and prevents free radicals. Anthocyanins work to enhance the effects of vitamin C present in blueberries. Comparatively, blueberries are a rich source of vitamin E than other berries.Add paragraph text here.

3. Green Tea

Green tea highly contains powerful antioxidants, known as catechins, which prevent free radicals caused by the oxidative damage to the skin. To consume a lot of catechins, opt for loose green tea leaves instead of tea bags and allow it to steep for approximately 5 minutes.

4. Carrots

Carrots are known for its vision benefits, but it is equally beneficial for wrinkle prevention and giving a glowing look. Carrots are the best dietary source of beta-carotene, protecting skin against free radicals from exposure to the sun. It is also rich in vitamin C and many other essential nutrients. When shopping for root vegetables, opt for organically grown for a healthier skin. According to many research, conventionally grown vegetables are the most contaminated vegetables because of pesticides and chemical use.Add paragraph text here.

5. Apples

It is a popular saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it can surely keep away the wrinkles as well. Apples are a great source of vitamin C and quercetin, which is a powerful antioxidant. Quercetin molecular structure is very effective at eliminating free radicals, thus prevents wrinkles and other skin related issues.

Home Care Assistance of Philadelphia​ recommend families to always opt for organically grown fruits and vegetables to prevent additional major health issues, as conventionally grown foods contain high levels of pesticides and a number of other injurious to health chemicals. You can also consider consulting a reputable home care solution provider to further your aging loved ones health and wellbeing so they can age in place with family and cherished memories.

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