What The skin Experts Eat
I read this article in a Cosmopolitan Body magazine and it was very interesting. Here are some of the tips.
Emma Hobson – Education Manager For The International Dermal Institute.
“I enjoy good fats such as nuts(almond, Brazil and walnuts). Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for healthy skin, I cook with a little coconut oil instead of olive oil and I use vegetable oils mostly on fresh salads. I eat fruit, although I am careful not to over indulge in those with high sugar content such as grapes. I opt for red and purple fruits like plums and blue berries which are high in vitamin C. I like to eat healthy Greek yogurt (Healthy gut healthy skin) with berries for breakfast. vitamins and minerals play a big role in maintaining healthy skin. They’re needed for hormone production, enzyme reactions and collagen formation, so eating plenty of fresh vegetables and protein is important.”
Jocelyn Petroni – Therapist and Owner of The Facial Room.
“ Udo’s oil is my skins vital food. I have dry skin particularly in Winter, and the best treatment is taking oil internally. I have two dessert spoons of Udo’s oil over my muesli and sheep’s yogurt topped with LSA (a ground linseed, soy and almond milk). I snack on nuts or apple with a nut spread (almond, Brazil and cashew nuts are all great), as well as carrot sticks with hummus. Nuts are oily which is great for my dry skin. The best you can do is drink water, as it flushes out your skin. I drink two litres a day, with a couple of teaspoons of of added chlorophyll. It produces more alkaline in your body, which is better for your skin. from what clients tell me, the most common foods that negatively affect their skin are milk and sugar. Milk can cause congestion in the skin that can come up on your face and, along with sugar. can also cause rosacea“ – a condition in which certain facial blood vessels enlarge, giving the cheeks and nose a flushed appearance.
Suzie Hoitink – Founder of Clear Complexions Clinics.
I always recommend a low GI diet. Some of the skin super foods I eat are almonds, avocados, kiwi fruit and blueberries. These foods are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants including vitamins A, C, D and E. Sadly alcohol is out as it prematurely ages your skin. Sugar is also a no no – except interestingly in the case of dark chocolate. Wrongly thought to aggravate acne, dark chocolate with at least 60% cocoa helps skin stay hydrated and can help protect from sun damage.