Why is it that some people look at least 10 years younger than their age, while others are considerably more marked by the ageing process than their peers? Is it the destiny of biology, or can we actually do something ourselves to prevent the physical decline of our appearance and stay young forever? Well, if not forever, then at least a little longer? Skin, skin, it's all in the skin! Our first impression of others is often determined by how many wrinkles they have around their eyes and mouth or the look of their hands and neck. Wrinkles are footprints of time that reveal what stage of your life you have reached, but there are ways of wiping out these footprints and hiding the tracks behind you. Modern science has taught us not only how the ageing process works but also how we can slow down the biological processes that lead to changes in our physical appearance. We can turn back time by letting our actual age overtake our physical age. Nutrition plays a profound role because the ageing process is a question of how fast tissue damaging free radicals are able to break down healthy cells. The antioxidants in food counteract these radical formations and offer good protection, so a healthy diet is one of the most important steps in the direction of a younger appearance. Eating lots of fruit and vegetables, fish and whole grain plus nuts and fibre preserves your skin because the vitamins and minerals, especially the ones with antioxidant properties, keep your cells healthy and intact. A healthy and wholesome diet is undoubtedly of great benefit to your looks, but there seems to be added benefit associated with an increased intake of certain antioxidants and essential fatty acids in the form of nutritional supplements.