Let’s be honest if you are spending your hard earned money on skin care products and professional beauty treatments then you are going to want to get the most out of them, right? Having a daily skin care routine and treating yourself to beauty treatments will improve your skins appearance, however you can give this an additional boost by making sure your diet is in check too.
Depending on your specific skins condition picking certain foods and avoiding others can have significant results. Next time you think a product or treatment isn’t working you may want to consult your diet as the food you consume could be having a counteractive effect.
General Skin Maintenance
Maybe you already have good skin but just like to keep it on top form. If this is the case then try to avoid food that is high in sugar and salt. Also you want to stay clear of fried items and generally all processed food. Ready meals may be quick and easy to cook but are full of chemicals and preservatives.
Try to avoid using the microwave to cook meals, even if these meals are homemade. These fast cooking machines can strip out important nutrients literally zapping away the goodness that your food provides. Studies have also shown that microwaved food cooked in their plastic containers can release toxic chemicals that get absorbed literally poisoning your food. Obviously we are only taking on a small scale BUT used daily this adds up to a significant amount.
Applying Vitamin C to the skin is 20 times more effective then ingesting it. When topically applied it can improve collagen production, lighten pigmentation and can also protect your cells from free radical damage.
Dry Skin / Eczema / Rosacea
If you suffer from dry skin, eczema or rosacea you want to consume a diet that is rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals. Research has shown that vitamins A, C and E along with selenium, omega-3 fatty acids help to nourish and act as a sort of defence for your skin.
Stay clear of foods which make your mouth dry as these will most likely also have the same effect but from within the body. Likewise as above try to limit/avoid any processed food and any items high in sodium as this I can dry out your skin.
IPL skin rejuvenation is a treatment that improves skin texture and appearance. The affected area will be exposed to intense light pulses which target unwanted cells leaving the surrounding healthy skin untouched. Results can usually be seen after the first treatment however it is recommended that around 4-6 are required for optimum results.
Acne has been shown to be brought about by hormones and diet, which mainly come from gluten and dairy products. If you are suffering from persistent acne try removing these from your diet for around 3 weeks which will hopefully improve your skins appearance. After this period bring one of them back and monitor the results. If your acne is made worse then you will know to cut that particular item out moving forward. Next re-introduce the other and look for any changes, this way you will be able to pinpoint which type of foods to avoid in order to maintain clear skin.
Also try and increase your intake of beta-carotene which can be found in carrots, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. When this natural chemical is consumed the body converts it into vitamin A an antioxidant that helps to balance out hormone levels that can lead to acne.
If you need a little help with your acne then an anti-acne peel could help to keep your skin clear. The treatment uses a combination of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids which significantly reduce your acne problems and also help to reduce oily skin.
Avoid inflammatory foods whenever possible. These include sugars, cooking oils, trans fats, dairy products, feedlot-raised meat, red and processed meat, alcohol, refined grains and artificial food additives. Instead focus on consuming beta carotene and omega-3 rich foods.
Super foods such as olive oil, yoghurt, fish, nuts and even chocolate in moderate amounts have anti ageing qualities when it comes to getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles.
Sublative rejuvenation is the latest way to enhance and maintain a youthful appearance that many creams and serums fail to achieve. This advanced beauty treatment uses fractionated bi-polar to penetrate under the surface of the skin to promote collagen production – the treatments works from the inside simulating cell-regrowth.