Dec 14, 2023 02:02 AM EST
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Skincare begins with nutrition.
A 40-year-old TikTok personality named Adriana recently garnered attention for her youthful appearance. Her secret? A daily diet focused on foods she claims help combat premature signs of aging.
In a TikTok video, Adriana, whose username is @lil.icons, addressed queries from followers about her anti-aging secrets and unveiled her dietary regimen, listing the foods she says she has eaten for “years” to have “beautiful” skin at 40.
Her “anti-aging” favorites are turmeric, green tea, fatty fish like salmon, quinoa, raw cacao, nuts and seeds, broccoli, chia seeds, black cumin oil, and 80% strength dark chocolate.
Adriana highlighted the benefits of each item, noting that turmeric is rich in curcumin, which possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. She said it is often added to her meals for its health benefits.
According to the TikTok user, green tea, which has polyphenols, is a daily fixture in her routine as it promotes skin elasticity.
Fatty fish such as salmon, a source of omega-3 fatty acids, aids in maintaining skin hydration and elasticity.
Quinoa, which has protein and amino acids, is a staple for overall health and skin benefits.
Raw cacao, packed with antioxidants, was recommended by Adriana for enhancing skin health.
Nuts and seeds, rich in vitamin E, reportedly play a vital role in maintaining skin health for Adriana, while broccoli boasts vitamins C and K, which stimulate collagen production.
Additionally, Adriana suggested incorporating chia seeds and black cumin oil into your daily diet for their omega-3 content and anti-inflammatory properties, respectively.
She also recommended 80% strength dark chocolate for its antioxidant content.
With over 20,000 followers and 900,000 likes on TikTok, Adriana expressed gratitude for the positive response to her beauty tips after receiving appreciation from followers eager to adopt her skincare routines.
Many experts have said that foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for skin.
Dr. Marisa Kardos Garshick, a New York City-based dermatologist, told Well and Good that omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and increase hydration in our skin.
A Verywell Health guide by nutrition experts also noted that vitamins A, C, D, and E can play a role in skin health.