Part of my approach to treating the skin is all about treating it from within. As a skin therapist I have always had great belief in the phrase ‘You are what you eat’ or more importantly you are what you absorb.
I work closely with Nutritional therapists to give correct nutritional advice not just to slow the signs of ageing but for all the skin issues that I see & treat with my signature facials whether its Acne or Rosacea.
Top foods for younger, brighter, healthier skin
Here I give you some of the foods that I know will lead you to a younger, brighter, healthier skin.
- Salmon: This is a well known food that has gained a lot of respect for its essential fat boosting properties. Don’t diss other foods that will also give you these nutrients such as Sardines, Mackerel & raw nuts & seeds. All of these are rich in the Omega – 3 & 6 fats that your skin needs to reduce inflammation, which is one of the main causes of the ageing process, as well as many sensitising skin issues.
- Blueberries: These are another skin hero. Abundant in Collagen building Vitamin C a handful of these age busting beauties on your cereal or as a snack will also protect the skin cells from damaging free radicals that attack the DNA of the skin cells.
- Turkey: Avoid getting a Turkey neck by tucking into this lean form of protein. Turkey contains a type of protein called Carnosine which helps to keep your collagen & elastin fibres in the skin supple.
- White Tea: Don’t forget that your quota of daily fluid doesn’t just have to come from plain old water. Swapping your builders brew for a cup of White Tea will help to detoxify & zap those free radical scavengers of youth. Even richer in anti oxidant s than Green Tea it’s a must if your concerned with skin ageing.
- Tofu: As women age & reach menopause Oestrogen levels start to fall which can lead to up to a 30% decline in Collagen in the first five years. Eating Tofu & soy, which are rich in phytoestrogens can have a similar effect on the body as Oestrogen in helping to boost Collagen production.
Copyright Louise Thomas-Minns 2011 www.uandyourskin.co.uk