Everyone’s has got a different skin type – there’s no one size that fits all!
However, the journey to beautiful and healthy skin starts with nourishment from within. Older cells are constantly shed and replaced by younger ones and a steady supply of key nutrients is essential to support this rapid growth. Eat the correct balance of foods and you’ll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, supple and blemish-free.
That being said, as much as we may try to resist it, our skin does naturally age. Wrinkles and age spots are the inevitable result of time. Therefore, using the right skin-care products can really make a huge difference in your complexion and help avoid signs of aging like wrinkles.
Here are some tips and products that can help age-proof your skin:
1. Drink Six to Eight Glasses Of Water Everyday
Your skin needs moisture to stay flexible. Even mild dehydration could cause your skin to look dry, tired and dull. If you drink six to eight glasses of water a day – all fluids will count towards your daily routine. If you work in an office, keep a large bottle of water on your desk and drink at regular intervals. Having fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, cucumber and courgette provide you with added benefits and minerals that increases the rate of hydration in your body and skin.
2. Stock Up On Selenium
Selenium is a very powerful antioxidant that works alongside other antioxidants such as vitamin E and C. It is highly recommended for supporting your immune system. Research shows that a selenium-rich diet could help protect against skin cancer, sun damage and age spots. One effective way to boost your intake is by having Brazilian nuts, only 4 nuts daily will provide you with the recommended amount. A few other good sources are fish, shellfish, eggs, wheatgerm, tomatoes and broccoli.
3. Keep Up With Vitamin C
Vitamin C is considered a super antioxidant that is essential in supporting your immune system, promote radiant skin and help blemishes heal properly. The best source of vitamin C are mandarins, blueberries, broccoli, guava, papaya, kiwi, sweet potatoes and strawberries.
4. Get On Phyto-Estrogens
Phyto-estrogens are organic chemicals that are found in plant foods. They have a similar structure to the female sex hormone oestrogen and have been known to keep our hormones in balance. There are a few different types, some can be found in soya bean products such as tofu, whereas others are found in the fibre of whole grains, fruit, vegetables and linseed (lignans).
5. Opt In For OMEGA-3
Make sure that you get enough omega-3 and omega-6 fats. These are essential fatty acids that cannot be made inside the body and must be obtained through a balanced diet. You can find omega-3 in oily fish and plant sources such as linseed, walnuts and rapeseed oil. Omega-3 fats encourage the body to produce anti-inflammatory compounds which help with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
6. DON’T Crash Diet
Repeatedly losing and regaining weight can take a toll on your skin, causing sagging, wrinkles and stretch marks. A crash diet can often result in shorting essential vitamins and minerals too. Over the long term, this type of diet will reflect on your skin. Eating healthy is always the best option. If you are trying to lose weight and get in shape, book a free consultation with one of our specialists and we can create a tailored plan for you to achieve your desired goals.
7. Start Exfoliating Weekly
Exfoliation is a key tip for healthy skin. It helps to remove dry/dead cells on the surface of the skin and is one of the most important aspects of your home skincare routine for the face and body. It can also help with many other skin problems and increases blood circulation which in turn help you keep healthy, soft and glowing skin. Try exfoliating twice a week as part of a good home care regime.
Self-care starts at home, so it’s important to formulate a daily skincare regimen that supports the treatments you receive when you visit our Total Body Contouring weight-loss and body sculpting clinic in Canberra. If you are trying to prevent or combat the effects of aging and keep a healthy skin, it’s even more important to make sure you have the right products to support your goals for health and beauty.