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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Face Lift Diet

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The hottest marvel product by L’Oreal has been claimed to be nothing short of miraculous. Dubbed ‘Liftactiv’ its makers assert that it helps in warding off the growing old process as it targets the collagen-manufacturing cells & encourages their further production.

One only wonders the reason for collagen being so much in the spotlight in the beauty business?

Firstly, collagen is among the highly profuse proteins in our bodies and dons an essential part in skin health. It is the key structural constituent of the skin’s dermal layer vital for maintaining skin tone & suppleness. There is bound to be some aging related breakdown and stiffening of collagen occurring. In younger, healthful skin, the collagen threads would be gliding with ease on top of one another hence skin would be maintaining its initial form after smiling or frowning. However, when collagen threads start fusing together, skin suppleness is lost & fails to be restored. Moreover, skin cells begin producing lesser amount of collagen resulting in sagginess in skin which leads to wrinkling.

Although several facial products have vouched by the anti aging benefits of collagen, critics maintain that it is quite large-sized to be capable of penetrating skin – which is the reason for the novel product by L’Oreal causing a flutter. Instead of attempting to obtain collagen into the skin from the exterior, they are claiming of being capable of coaxing collagen-manufacturing cells in behaving as they did in younger skin and producing more amounts of it. Vichy which did the launching of this product having the L’Oreal ownership is priced at twenty-seven pounds would become obtainable in Apr., though one could innately augment collagen in skin sans spending heavily on beauty care items. Face lift diet is what several skin specialists & dieticians term it, wherein intake of recognized foods that in most likelihood would assist the skin in retaining or manufacturing greater collagen.

Face Lift Diet Dissected

Face lift diet is basically regular consumption of foods that combat wrinkling.


During menopausal phase, dipping estrogen levels are linked to abrupt plummets in collagen levels. Studies have found that there is a nearly thirty per cent loss of a certain form of skin collagen in the initial 5 years after entering menopausal phase.

However in trials, hormone replacement therapy users in their post-menopause phase revved up their collagen levels by 6.5% in 6 months. The phytoestrogen compounds in soy are observed to be having an analogous impact on our bodies alike estrogen, hence for elderly.

females, the inclusion of soy items into their dietetic intake might assist in encouraging their skin to continue manufacturing collagen.


Salmons & other oily fishes like herrings, mackerels & sardine are mostly indicated as superior food for the skin due to their elevated presence of omega-3s which aid in maintaining skin suppleness. But, some dermatologists credit oily fishes for additionally having inflammation-lowering properties that might be non-discernable on the exterior – though revs the rate of collagen breakdown. Hence, when one consumes salmons, it averts inflammation and thus protects collagen.


Leafy greens like cabbages, kale, spinach, water cress are laden with lutein antioxidant which is central to maintaining optimal collagen levels since they are believed to assist with neutralizing harmful free radicals.


They are potent protein sources which are necessary for collagen manufacture. The presence of protein form carnosine aids in slacking fusing up of collagen filaments hence intake of turkeys could aid in maintaining optimal skin suppleness & elasticity.


Vitamin C is necessary for collagen manufacture & hence berry – strawberry, blueberry which are laden with C vitamin are key constituents in your collagen-bolstering face lift diet.

Hence, a dietetic intake high in vitamin C would guarantee that our bodies would be having one of the important elements necessary for collagen production & aid in boosting antioxidant levels in our system.

What To Evade

In regards to aging, any sugared or starch laden food items which would be breaking down for forming sugars are the foes, though innate sugar present in veggies & berry are not considered unfavourable. Several dermatologists consider that sugar tends to produce inflammatory reaction in collagen leading to its filaments adhering & hardening.

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