WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
We’ve all heard the saying we are what we eat. This little fact surely hasn’t changed over time. With an increasingly fast-paced world, it is so tempting to opt for the easy way or the quickest way to get food, harming a balanced diet and, therefore, our beautiful skin too!
A well-balanced diet combined with the correct anti-ageing treatments and skin regimen will maintain your skin healthy, young, and beautiful for much longer.
First, get the right amounts of both probiotics and prebiotics in your body.
- The latter is not so popular, but prebiotics can be found in natural foods such as garlic, onions, and whole grains. Prebiotics stimulates the growth of good bacteria in your gut, helping your system to digest food easier. Prebiotics avoid as well as remaining substances in your body that could cause skin irritation.
- Probiotics help by balancing out the gut bacteria in your stomach, preventing the skin from inflammations. Probiotics are found in natural foodstuffs like yogurt and kefir or can be bought at health-food stores as a supplement.
Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are key substances to avoid and prevent dry and dull skin. As we age, we are more prone to loss of collagen and elasticity. By eating the elements that stimulate moisture in our body, we can delay the signs of ageing effectively.
While many choose to stock up on omega 3 supplements, I recommend a diet leaned towards eating more fish such as salmon and increasing flaxseed consumption as well as uncooked olive oil. Not only will your skin be moisturised by eating these ingredients, but it will also be protected against the inflammation of the skin.
You need to include the intake of anti-oxidants, as many tend to lack the correct amounts in their diets.
- Antioxidants can fight free radicals in your body. They usually tend to damage molecules in your body after exposure to UV lights or smoking.
- Antioxidant can break off the chain of reaction that free radicals produce in your body and form new cells as well as collagen and elastin.
- Foodstuffs that are filled with many antioxidants include raspberries, blueberries, beans, and leafy greens!
Also, it is never said enough, but greens are always the way. Consuming greens rich in Alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium will help your skin and flush out all the toxins in your system. Parsley kale, almonds, and apples are one of the best sources of alkaline!
Lastly but not least, skipping sugars and processed sugary foods are a must for anyone who wants a good looking skin, but also a healthy lifestyle.
Sugar speeds the formation of glycation in your body, which damages our production of collagen and elastin. Eliminating all forms of processed sugar foods might sound extreme, but it will offer you the full benefits in both health aspects as well as your skin!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my advice. Book a consultation to complement your diet with some gentle facial rejuvenation treatment such as mesotherapy? My assistants will be more than happy to book you an appointment with me!