'It's the fountain of youth!': Doctor names anti-ageing food category that reduces wrinkles

'It's the fountain of youth!': Doctor names anti-ageing food category that reduces wrinkles
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Solen Le Net

By Solen Le Net

Published: 04/03/2024

- 19:37

Foods packed with vitamin C could be the elixir for younger looking skin, a doctor has claimed

Wrinkles are a perfectly normal part of life, yet many women see them as unsightly harbingers of age.

Because they are influenced by almost everything in a person’s environment, signs of ageing can often be delayed by following a few steps.

In a recent TikTok clip, Neuroscientist Doctor Robert Love listed several foods that act as a “fountain of youth” when used correctly.

The video, which amassed more than 10,300 likes, shows the researcher laud the benefits of vitamin C to rejuvenate the skin.

Senior woman rubbing skin

Vitamin C will boost the body's collagen production from within


“This is a category of food, it is citrus fruits,” explained Doctor Love. “These are high in vitamin C, so lemons and limes, grapefruit.

“The vitamin C in citrus fruits helps increase collagen production and that can help reduce wrinkles.”

It’s no secret that vitamin C offers powerful protection against signs of ageing, as it is one of the main precursors for collagen production.

The skin relies on a steady influx of nutrients to maintain a healthy barrier. Over time, this proves essential for preserving the plumpness that so many women seek.

According to the health body WebMD, several studies have provided evidence that citrus fruit reduces the appearance of wrinkles when used for a minimum of 12 weeks.

The site states: “Research suggests that people who eat more vitamin C have fewer wrinkles. It’s not limited to citrus fruit.”

“Vitamin C applied to the skin can encourage new collagen to grow,” adds WebMD. “It also helps maintain the collagen you do have and protects the precious protein from damage.”

Since the nutrient has been deemed so efficient for boosting collagen production in the skin, it is no surprise that the beauty industry has tapped into it too. Whether it works as well when applied topically, however, is still up for debate.

Another excellent source of vitamin C is sweet potatoes, according to Doctor Love. Not only do they promote the production of collagen, but they offer further protection against sun damage.

“I love having this one at dinner, it is sweet potato,” the scientist explained. “Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene which is really good for protecting your skin from the sun.


Cut lemons and grapefruits in a bowl

Citrus fruit is packed with anti-ageing vitamin C


“That can help protect the skin from being damaged by the sun and looking too old."

Although everyone's collagen stores deplete naturally with age, the rate of this decline differs from person to person.

How early someone displays signs of ageing is greatly determined by their genetics.

It should be noted that adherence to additional anti-ageing routines, however, can turn the clock back over time.

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