The skin being the largest organ in your body cannot be ignored. Instead, it often requires some taking care of. Anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams are many and all claim to be the secret to keeping you looking young even at 80. Well, there are some painless and longer lasting anti aging secrets hidden in your grocery cupboard that can help keep your skin strong and elastic for longer.

Vitamin C intake (not talking of the supplements) helps form collagen, which repairs skin damage from cuts or bruises, it keeps skin strong and elastic and hence helping keep your face and body more free of the wrinkles that malign your beautiful skin. Best sources of the vitamin are citrus fruits, tomatoes, berries and orange juice. These will reduce free radicals that damage your skin and give you that healthy glow. The fruit juices will keep your body hydrated.

Eat your leafy greens and nuts in plenty. These contain linoleic acid and vitamin A that will leave skin looking less dehydrated, help it get rid of dead cells and produce new cells. Good for skin that usually looks limp. Mangoes are also a good source of vitamin A, which also works to keep your skin looking bright and smooth.

Seafood contains the good fats that are beneficial to your body’s health. For the skin, the omega-3 fats and zinc that they contain will help your skin glow and keep it free of inflammatory infections such as eczema and psoriasis.

Fats and excess carbs need to go. They don’t just have the short term effect of adding those pounds on you, or increasing heart disease risk, in the long run they have an impact on your skin and you may see more wrinkles on your face from the extra weight.