An Anti-Wrinkle Diet: Nutritional Strategies to Combat Oxidation, Inflammation and Glycation

Rajani Katta, MD; Ariadna Perez Sanchez, MD; Evelyne Tantry


Skin Therapy Letter. 2020;25(2):3-7. 

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A number of research studies have documented the link between diet and skin aging. These results may be used to develop dietary recommendations that combat the forces of oxidation, inflammation, and glycation. For those wishing to promote healthy skin aging, a diet that incorporates these strategies is recommended, with a focus on foods that are naturally rich in antioxidants, are anti-inflammatory, limit hyperglycemia, and inhibit glycation. When counseling patients, it is important to emphasize that a number of eating patterns focusing on these underlying principles (Table 1) may achieve this goal. Table 2 provides more details on dietary strategies that combat these aging processes.