Good Nutrient Equals Healthy Skin!

Good Nutrient Equals Healthy Skin! 

 

Have you ever stopped to think how the food choices you make affect the health of your skin?

Most of us remember our moms telling us that french fries, candy and chocolate may cause pimples. Could this be true? The answer is yes, when it comes to our health and the health of our skin food choices matter. 

Some key food choices to be mindful of to improve your skin tone: 

  • Fish is a fabulous source of protein (necessary for collagen and elastin production) and contains omega-3 fatty acids that help skin elasticity and reduce inflammation.
  • Fruits and vegetables that are orange or red have carotenoids that convert vitamin A which is paramount for cell reproduction. They are also a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that promotes our collagen and fights free radicals which cause tissue damage leading to premature aging.

What to try to avoid: 

  • Refined carbs and sugars –these include sweets, white bread, pastries, white rice, sugary drinks and many breakfast cereals. 
  • Not all carbs are bad. Your good carbs are green leafy vegetables and whole grains 

Remember the saying we are what we eat and make the healthy food choices for your skin.  We offer free skincare consultations at our spa. Call today to schedule your appointment. 

Raquel Merlini, RN & Aesthetician

Schenden’s Medical Day Spa