Skincare is not all about a routine but what you eat as well (Photo: Courtesy)

Growing older is a blessing that signifies wisdom. But to be honest, it’s not always exciting to notice that your skin isn’t as radiant as it was years ago.

Each passing birthday can turn into a nightmare for your skin if you don’t know how to take care of it properly. We obviously can’t eliminate signs of ageing completely but there are things you can do to at least slow down the process.

Slowing it down involves a good skin care routine and most importantly, a good diet. With age, you can’t just chomp on anything you want because our skin becomes even more sensitive.

The right diet however can help you age gracefully by reducing signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. To make this a reality, start by adding these five foods to your anti-aging diet:

 Broccoli contains Vitamin C which is a key ingredient in skincare (Photo: Courtesy) 
Broccoli

I’m a huge fan of broccoli. It has an interesting flavor and texture, and science shows that it’s more than just a pretty vegetable.

Broccoli has a key anti-ageing ingredient which is vitamin C and other properties that help to protect your skin from oxidative damage. Oxidative stress is a huge cause of ageing signs like wrinkling so adding broccoli to your diet can help to improve your skin significantly.

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You will be getting great anti-wrinkle results and other benefits for your skin too.

 Mushrooms help your body process Vitamin C known as an antiaging remedy (Photo: Courtesy)
Mushrooms

Mushrooms might look basic but they have not one but two amazing antioxidants. They have glutathione, which helps your body to process important vitamins like vitamin C and ergothioneine which is also a known antiaging remedy.

You should consider eating more mushrooms and you can even go for mushroom infused products for your skin care regimen to slow down the aging process.

 Salmon will reduce signs of ageing (Photo: Courtesy)
Salmon

Fatty fish are like the golden remedy for both health and beauty needs. They usually end up on the list of foods you should be eating for good skin and this time, they’re part of the list again!

Salmon, specifically, is a good choice if you’re looking for something to reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing. It helps to hydrate your skin and restore elasticity while repairing your skin from UV rays.

 Papaya fruit helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and saggy skin (Photo: Courtesy)
Papaya fruit

Papaya has a couple of benefits that would help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin as well, which often comes as you grow older.

It contains an impressive amount of vitamin C, an important anti-ageing remedy as well as enzymes and antioxidants that can reduce the signs of aging.

 Dark chocolate contains antioxidant and UV blocking properties (Photo: Courtesy)
Dark chocolate

Your anti-aging diet doesn’t have to be so bland and boring. Some snacks like dark chocolate can make your experience fun while also suppling you with the benefits your skin needs.

Dark chocolate has antioxidant and UV blocking properties that will protect your skin.

The best type of dark chocolates that are recommended are those that contain at least 70 percent of cocoa and those that don’t have a lot of added sugar. This is a great alternative to regular chocolate snice it’s heather and still tastes good.