Nutrition for the Skin

| February 7, 2017

Get the Glow

Radiant, smooth, blemish-free skin is at the top of everyone’s beauty goals list. A glowing complexion contributes substantially to achieving the goal of looking and feeling one’s best.

Skin Influencers

Skin is the largest organ of the body and its health is impacted on heavily by our environment and lifestyle. Elements such as exposure to the sun and the weather alongside factors such as stress, hormones, and general health all play a part in skin health.

While genetics may predispose us to some skin conditions, free radicals that cause our skin structures to be damaged contributes to unwanted premature visible-aging.

Nourishing skin through Nutrition

‘Wear sunscreen’ and ‘stay hydrated’ are commonly repeated mantras when it comes to maintaining skin health. These are worthwhile remembering but so is the relationship between skin and nutrition. This connection could be the missing link being overlooked in your skin health strategy.

Making wise diet choices can have a cascade of beneficial effects on well-being. These can include mental clarity, an increase in energy levels, and a change in body shape. Nutritious food choices can have a positive impact on skin appearance and even skin texture.

Skin Nourishing Foods Are:

  • High in antioxidants

Antioxidants battle free-radicals and restrict the havoc they can cause beneath the skin’s surface. Examples of foods that are high in antioxidants include fruits such as pomegranates and blueberries.

  • Low in Sugar

Sugar can spike your body’s blood sugar causing damage to skin structures. See our article regarding Glycation.

  • Contain healthy fatty-acids

Healthy fatty acids assist in maintaining sturdy skin membrane structures. Examples of foods that contain healthy fatty acids include wild-caught Salmon and Trout, nuts, avocados, and olive oil.

  • Provide Vitamin C, Vitamin E & Selenium

These vitamins have received special recognition in regards to skincare. Vitamin C is a free-radical fighter that does double time as a collagen creator too. Vitamin E is another antioxidant that also protects and strengthens membranes. Selenium is yet another powerhouse of an antioxidant that contributes to firm skin.

Habits for Health

Choose to create healthy eating habits:

  • Fruits for natural unrefined sugars
  • Whole Grains
  • Healthy varied sources of Protein
  • Whole foods rather than processed food
  • Upping intake of fresh vegetables and fruit
  • Eating conscientiously not out of habit or boredom

Sandton Aesthetic Institute has long recognized the role that nutrition has in health and beauty. Dr. Genevieve Marks has created a metabolic balancing program to be used in conjunction to some treatments. Not only will you see desired effects in enhanced body shape but advantageous skin health benefits too.

For skin you will love to be in – endeavour to incorporate nutrition and healthy eating to enhance your beauty.

Beyond Food

A personalized skincare regime and well-chosen treatments are both tools to be utilized in achieving your aesthetic goals. Ensure your homecare products are helping you achieve your target goals by completing an online skin assessment.

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