Good Skin and a healthy body start with proper nutrition and that’s a fact!
What we eat supplies our bodies with fuel for energy and is essential for life. Foods are mixtures of substances called nutrients, when food is metabolised the energy from each of the nutrients is released, processed by the digestive system and is then transmitted to every cell, tissue and organ.
The skin is the largest organ of the body so, to look and feel great we need to stock up on nutrient rich foods. This will slow the aging process, maintain skin suppleness and tone and decrease breakouts. Sounds easy, but then the bad news…. We need to avoid foods that are devoid of nutrients like refined carbohydrates, sugar and salt loaded foods; even coffee is a skin enemy as it dehydrates the skin.
There is a famous expression “You are what you eat”. In fact your fork could be your best weapon against skin aging and other skin conditions like acne.
Think of it as a “two-pronged attack” – your skin creams do the work on the surface and your diet tackles the task from the inside. Eating the right foods gives the skin the nutrients it needs to be healthier, brighter, smoother and – dare we say it – less wrinkled or problematic.
The top 10 beauty foods include:
- Antioxidant rich berries, broccoli, butternut and dark leafed greens
- oats (porridge) for its soluble fibre and B-complex vitamins,
- essential fatty acid rich olive oil, salmon and soy.
- And last but not least WATER.
Your professional skincare therapist can tailor the best skin care programme for you and will give you some basic lifestyle tips to keep your skin looking the very best it can be.