Eat Your Skin BeautifulPosted on June 5, 2017
You are what you eat is more than a cliché as studies have proven time and time again. Your skin can also be a direct reflection of what you are eating. According to recent article there are foods that you can add to your diet that will help to improve the health, texture, and appearance of your skin. The digestive system natural flora gets out of balance usually due to stress or infection or if you are taking antibiotics. This could lead to digestive concerns and skin problems including acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Dullness and wrinkles can also be expected if the balance in your gut is not favorable. This can be balanced by simply taking a probiotic supplement. These are found easily in most health-food stores. Prebiotics are another excellent way to be sure that the good bacteria are part of your digestive system. Good sources for these would be whole grains, bananas, onions and garlic. Super seeds are also high on the list for improving the quality of our skin. Healthy fats also known as omega-3s our favorite for dry skin. They are not just anti-inflammatory they also moisturize the skin to keep it soft and supple and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Consuming omega-3 rich foods is also credited with protecting against sun damage and even skin cancer. Salmon, sardines, and mackerel are packed with omega-3. For those who do not eat fish, flaxseed and chia seeds are also a great alternative. Just one ground tablespoon of these seeds has six times the recommended amount of omega-3. Try them on salads blended in smoothies or crunchy oatmeal topping. Some other advice offered by the article include skipping the sugar, picking the color purple when choosing veggies and fruit, adding curry, and limiting dairy as some of the helpful skin health improvement tips. Dr. Kim explains to patients that maintaining a healthy diet in order to improve the quality and health of their skin is important even for those patients who are choosing facial rejuvenation procedures like a facelift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty. Patients who have healthy and smooth skin are much more likely to get impressive results than those who have sun damaged and less healthy skin. While it is never too late to start taking care of your skin and improvement will be realized the most dramatic improvements what happened when the skin has the most elasticity and is able to bounce back and create a soft and supple result. Dr. Kim encourages patients who are considering cosmetic plastic surgery procedures including facial rejuvenation procedures like facelift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty to schedule a consultation.