A professionally tailored skincare routine will do absolute wonders for your skin but you may be sabotaging your complexion if you’re not paying attention to aspects of your diet that dramatically affect the health of your body’s largest organ, the skin. Here are my top 4 tips to ensure healthy, vibrant skin from the inside out.
Take Omega-3 Supplements
Omega 3’s essential fatty acids are called essential for a reason. Your skin needs these healthy fats to create permeable skin cells that allow nutrition to flow in and waste to flow out for soft, hydrated skin. In addition, omega-3’s are anti-inflammatory which is HUGE for healthy skin because inflammation is the root cause of acne, rosacea, pigmentation, and dull aging skin. You can find this little nutritional wonder in foods such as salmon, walnuts, and flaxseed. Most people aren’t getting enough through diet alone which is why I recommend taking a high-quality essential fatty acid supplement from a reputable brand like DMK EFA+ available for purchase in the studio.
Drink Enough Water
The skin is the last organ to receive water and when you aren’t drinking enough H20 your complexion becomes dehydrated, dull and lackluster. The epidermis needs water to perform critical functions like renewing itself by shedding old skin cells. Aim for drinking half your body weight in ounces every day for optimal hydration or a minimum of at least 64 ounces. Hydrating internally coupled with high-quality skincare products to lock in that hydration will help keep skin healthy and glowing. Just know that if you are drinking plenty of water but your skin is still dehydrated it's most likely that your skin's protective barrier is impaired and cannot keep the water in. Imagine your skin is a bathtub and the drain is open! In this case we need to evaluate whats causing it and prescribe the right skincare routine to get your skin plump and hydrated again.
We all know sugar is bad because it causes cavities and the empty calories lead to weight gain but sugar has another evil most people aren’t aware of, it will make you look older too. Sugar or high-glycemic foods trigger an insulin spike which creates inflammation throughout the body. When you eat that delicious chocolate cupcake with the cream cheese frosting, the sugar molecules attach to proteins and fats in your body creating advanced glycation end products. This inflammatory process known as glycation causes the proteins in your skin like collagen and elastin to harden and lose their elasticity leading to cross-hatched wrinkles and sagging skin. Glycation is much easier to prevent than reverse but if you are already showing signs of glycation you will want to include our Aminodine Spritz into your routine which is actually shown to break down those hardened areas to help reverse the signs of glycation.
Eat Plenty Of Fruits & Veggies
Mother Nature has provided us with an abundance of fruits and veggies that are good for your whole body, including your skin. Eating a variety rich in different colors will provide you with an array of antioxidants and vitamins to fight free radical damage and maintain the look of youthful skin. Some of my favorite super foods for glowing skin include spinach, blueberries, beets, sweet potatoes, strawberries and bell peppers. Try to include fresh produce in all your meals to feed your skin the nutrition it needs.