You’ve heard the saying “you are what you eat”, right?
When you eat the right balance of foods and you’ll be feeding your skin the vital nutrients to help it stay soft, supple and blemish free!
Five a day – Fruit and veg are abundant in this country and we have some incredible affordable produce available. Fruit and vegies contain powerful antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radicals that cause cellular damage.
How can you not eat the beautiful, colourful range of fruit and vegetables? Pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, kale, papaya and spinach contain lutein which are potent in antioxidants and very important for normal skin cell development and healthy skin tone.
Vitamin C – A super antioxidant. It helps to strengthen your immune system, radiant skin and allows blemishes to heal properly. Our favorite sources of Vitamin C are: blueberries, broccoli, kiwi fruit, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes.
They all assist in the production of collagen that strengthen capillaries that supply the skin.
Vitamin E – Protects the skin from cell damage and supports healthy skin growth. Including almonds, avocado, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower oil will support and provide protection.
Selenium – It’s powerful antioxidant. A great way to boost your intake is to eat just four Brazil nuts!
Water – Dehydration will cause the skin to look dry, tired and even grey. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water. If the nothing taste water isn’t for you, herbal tea counts towards your daily needs.
Good fats – make sure you’re getting omega 3 and omega 6 fats. These fats cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through the diet. These fats encourage the body to produce anti-inflammatory compounds, which help inflammatory skin conditions.
Low GI – Select carbohydrates that are low GI. High GI foods like biscuits lead to the production of insulin, which may damage collagen and accelerate the appearance of wrinkles!
Zinc – is key in the normal function of the sebaceous glands. Foods rich in zinc include fish, lean red meat, whole grains, poultry, nuts, seeds and shellfish.
If dry skin is a concern, read our food tips for dry skin here
Pre & probiotics – The range from The Beauty Chef are bio-fermented super-food beauty blends with more antioxidants, more minerals, more vitamins and extra probiotics designed to improve gut health and enhance the skin from the inside out. Read more here
To make an appointment with our wellness expert or dermal therapists:
Wellness expert, Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Dermal Therapists: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]