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The Anti-Aging Effects of Nuts and Seeds

Updated: Oct 29, 2021

Your skin is your body’s largest and most visible organ and the health of your skin reflects the overall health of your body. An organic, plant-based diet, rich in a variety of nuts and seeds, can help you achieve a clearer, more youthful complexion. Nuts contain fatty acids to help fight inflammation, antioxidants to prevent cellular damage and regulate blood sugar to manage hormonal acne. In addition to their numerous nutritional benefits, when applied topically to the skin, plant-based products that use seeds and nuts, including our Kukui Nut Volcanic Scrub, Pomegranate Seed Mask and our Avocado Mango Mask, which contains sunflower seed oil.

Aging occurs due to a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Over time, skin cells lose their elasticity and produce less natural oil, leading to wrinkles and dryness. Exposure to UV rays from the sun can accelerate the aging process by further diminishing the skin’s collagen supplies and destroying connective tissues. Antioxidants like Vitamin E, found in almonds, sunflower seeds and hazelnuts, neutralize free radicals and protect the cells against oxidative damage. When used topically in oils, ointments and creams, Vitamin E helps moisturize and soften the skin.

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in sunflower seeds, grapeseed, coconut and many other ingredients we use in our products at Vegan Skin Clinic. Omega fatty acids benefit all systems of the body by reducing inflammation and functioning as a lubricant to improve flexibility and communication between cells. Omega-3s can help manage inflammatory responses in skin conditions like psoriasis and calm the skin to reduce irritation.

At Vegan Skin Clinic we promote a natural approach to skincare, creating products that harness the benefits of natural ingredients. Our understanding of science and nutrition has allowed us to develop organic, effective products for all your skincare needs. Shop with us online today.

Mary Schreiber Swenson, PhD

Founder CEO of Vegan Skin Clinic

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