Investing in your skin is a must and regular visits to our therapists at Vitality Spa, along with getting expert advise to carefully select the very best regime and home care products is essential to keep your skin nourished, healthy and well cared for. It is also critical that you consider the food that you eat – all the skin therapy in the world can be hindered by a poor and vitamin lacking diet.
Take a look below to find out key facts on how to make your diet work for your skin.
How Diet Affects Your Skin That strap-line that was made famous more than a decade ago by Dr Gillian McKeith: ‘you are what you eat’ is critical when considering healthy skin. It is crucial to remember that what you put in your mouth can be equally as important to what you apply on your skin.
For strong and supple skin, you should avoid crash dieting and highly processed food. Remember that foods get digested and broken down into vitamins, minerals and amino acids in order that your body can use to build healthy skin, for example if you don’t eat enough protein, you will deprive your body of the amino acids that go into making collagen for stronger and more supple skin. Why You Should Avoid Sugar
We’re all partial to chocolate and cake but it is really important to understand the impact that glycemic and refined sugary foods can have on the skin. Try to reduce the amount of refined sugar in your diet and replace with nutritious fruit and vegetables and healthy sources of omega 3 to avoid breakouts.
Vitality Tip: Switch protein bars for fruit and nuts.
What to Eat for Glowing Skin
Different coloured vegetables and a juice a day are saviours in the skin and diet combination. One of our favourites is Avocado which supplies the skin and hair with healthy fats and phytonutrients keeping it nourished and supple.
Vitality Tip: combine your healthy diet with the Pro Radiance Flash Balm by Elemis. It will instantly brighten the complexion and exude health and vitality to reveal a smooth, even complexion and dewy luminosity.
How to prevent and reduce sun damage?
High in lycopene, tomatoes are the best fruit to reduce damage from the sun. As they are high in the antioxidant lycopene, they help fight free radicals.
To reduce the thin and delicate skin around your eyes, not only should you speak with one of our specialists about the soon to be launched Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Cream, you should also add green and yellow vegetables to your diet. Remember that the darker and brighter the colour, the more nutrients you will benefit from. Kale, spinach and broccoli are vegetables that fight the free radicals that break down collagen over time.
It’s free, it’s really easily accessible and it is a no brainer. The more water you drink, the more benefits to your skin. Remember that hydration will help flush out toxins
Carbs will give you fuel during your workouts, and protein will help repair and build muscle. It’s all about a healthy balance.