4 Foods that will make your skin look younger as you grow older

4 Foods that will make your skin look younger as you grow older

Beauty as they say is skin deep, but skin seems to be the least understood organ in the body.

Our skin protects us from external factors that may pose a threat to our bodies, but it also needs our protection and care to look radiant and beautiful.

In my experience, skin care is inside out. People who have a problem with acne will tell you that some foods result in almost instant breakouts while others clear up your skin in a matter of days.

Balancing the foods that make your skin look radiant is a tradition that has been passed down generations in communities like the Chinese and some Cushitic communities.

Science has since explained what elements in certain foods work to make your skin clear, radiant and wrinkle free. Below are some of the foods that will make your skin look and feel younger, but remember that for best results you will have to take these foods regularly.

  1. Red Wine

Most people enjoy at least a glass of wine with food once a day. You may not have known this but you have been doing your skin a great service by taking red wine.

Studies show that resveratrol, which is found in the skin of grapes, has numerous anti-aging benefits, including for your skin.

Red wine
Red wine

2. Pumpkin

I hated pumpkin growing up. My mum made sure to drop some pumpkin in the pot when boiling githeri then refuse to buy bread for breakfast because we had malenge to eat for breakfast. The horror!

In my adulthood I find myself cooking pumpkin for my daughter and husband all the time, I hope they like it.

Pumpkin has many benefits to the body. It contains Beta-carotene, vitamins A, E and C that help to slow down the ageing process and prevent wrinkles.

That means your skin will look younger as you grow older.

Embrace malenge today!


  1. Dark Chocolate

Chocolate has many benefits for the body. While over-eating chocolate will make you add weight, eating just the right amount will provide you with all the health benefits that chocolate gives.

Dark chocolate is especially more beneficial than white chocolate.

Eat quality dark chocolate regularly to preserve the youthfulness of your skin. Chocolate is rich in flavanols, which have been found to protect the skin from harmful UV radiation and even reverse age-related memory decline.

Dark chocolate

  1. Olive oil

Olive oil is a great, natural oil that has many health benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant and you can consume it in an uncooked form or apply it topically on your skin, to quickly see great results.

Olive oil
Olive oil

Consuming these foods regularly will assure you the best results over time. All the best in your health journey.