Diet and Skin care together impact your skin.
A very important part of ensuring optimum skin health, is a rigorous and consistent skincare regime.
Many of our clients assume that booking a once a month session at Face Plus is enough to ensure they meet their glowing skin goals.
However, it’s important to adjust your thinking on this.
If you view Face Plus as your skins very own personal trainer, then you are still required to workout outside of your scheduled session times in order to see visible results.
Great skincare is comprised of three components
- regular appointments with a trained dermal therapist
- meticulous at home skincare using products that are proven to compliment your skin
- a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle
These three components need to work in harmony in order to produce healthy, glowing skin.
As a bride to be, the time in the lead up to your wedding can be extremely stressful.
A bride can often be so focused on the wedding that they forgo proper self-care in the lead up. This stress and tension can often result in breakouts and skin sensitivity.
Many brides also try to lose weight before their big day. It’s important that a bride does this in a healthy way. Starving yourself or eating like a rabbit can often have a negative impact on your skin. Your skin is after all your largest living organ. It is also the organ that receives all the nutrients from your food last. So, it is crucial that you feed your body vitamin rich foods to help promote glowing skin from the inside out.
Here is a list of food/beverages/supplements that are crucial for glowing skin:
- Drink lots of water
While this may sound like a no brainer, skin dehydration is the number one issue we see here at Face Plus. This is particularly relevant to you, if you are a bride that is training heavily before your big day. Make sure to re-hydrate your body so that it reflects your exercise exertions.
During the winter months, feel free to supplement a few glasses of water for cups of herbal tea, such as green tea. To read about the benefits of herbal tea, read our blog post on it here: Tea-tox drink to your health
- Eat Dark leafy greens with every meal (spinach, kale, silverbeet, rocket, chard)
Dark leafy salads are full of collagen boosting vitamins. Make sure to have a balance of both raw and cooked greens in order to reap all of the health benefits, as overcooking your greens can zap it of all its nutrients. Leafy Greens are rich in Vitamin A and K, which help to reduce dark circles that may form under your eyes.
To incorporate greens into your diet, blend some in morning smoothie (mix with berries for a tasteless experience), have a salad with protein for lunch and lightly sauté with some fish, lemon & olive oil for dinner.
Pick Fish that is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. While many people can’t stomach sardines (if you can these are the best for you), wild caught salmon is a good alternative. Try and swap your meat nights for fish nights in the lead up to your wedding. Not only are these lighter meals but the health benefits on your skins membranes makes the swap worth the while. Just be careful not to ruin the health benefits of fish by covering it in sugary sauces. Try and eat fish on its own, adding a bit of olive oil, lemon, ginger, turmeric or tamari as flavouring.
While there is a lot of reports that are now saying, not all fruit is good for you, berries remain the superfoods of choice for health professionals. Whether its raspberries, blueberries, strawberries or blackberries; these little gems are rich in antioxidants and low in fructose. Berries also promote collagen production, for healthy and plump skin. Mix berries in your morning smoothie, snack on them in the afternoon or mix a handful in unsweetened greek yoghurt for a filling and healthy dessert.
Turmeric is a miracle spice. It’s anti-inflammatory, wound healing properties are widely recognized. Added grated fresh turmeric to your stir fries or on top of your salmon for some healthy flavouring. As turmeric can be expensive, store a fresh knob of it in your freezer and grate finely when needed. While powdered turmeric can also be substituted, it’s best to enjoy fresh produce as close to it’s natural state as possible in order to gain all of the health benefits.
Squeeze lemon on everything! Have it in warm water to start the day and alkalize your body, mix it with extra virgin olive oil as a healthy salad dressing, add it to your berry smoothies to balance sweetness or place a slice in your cup of green tea. Lemons help to improve your digestion and detoxify your body which ultimately results in clearing up your complexion.
- The Beauty Chef Glow Powder
As far as health supplements go, this one is a fridge essential. While its necessary to eat whole foods, our busy lifestyles often leave us time poor to prepare all our meals of the day. This tasty, probiotic powder helps to deliver your gut a healthy dose of goodness in an easy to prepare and digestible formula.
GLOW Inner Beauty Powder is your essential daily beauty blend, containing 24 Certified Organic, bio-fermented and probiotic superfoods, for good gut health and healthy, glowing skin.
the award-winning ‘GLOW’ by The Beauty chef is a bio-fermented formula designed to support gut health, collagen synthesis and beautiful skin, hair and nails from the inside out. This powder is a probiotic-rich formula, with a delicious berry flavour, is packed with easily digested, super-charged nutrients that are absorbed quickly and effectively by your cells to promote collagen synthesis and support skin radiance. Face Plus Medispa are proud to stock The Beauty Chef range. The Glow Powder is available from all three Face Plus Clinics and retails for $59.95
As well as this brief list make sure to eliminate from your diet any heavily processed foods. The rule should be, if it comes in a packet, try and find a whole foods substitute. By eating clean your skin won’t only look better, but you will feel better too….and what could be better than a healthy, glowing bride to be.
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