How Nutrition Can Affect Your Skin

January 30, 2019

Healthy, beautiful skin starts from the inside. A healthy body can be accomplished by eating healthy foods. From preserving skin texture, to improving elasticity, there are all sorts of incredible benefits from the foods you consume. When paired with New York Facial and Body Rejuvenation, eating the right foods can give you younger, more beautiful skin for years to come. One of the many services we offer at New York Facial and Body Rejuvenation is skin and nutritional consultations. These consultations provide you with an individualized action plan to improve your skin from the inside out. If you are seeking facial rejuvenation in Manhattan or Massapequa, contact us today!

What are some foods to avoid?

Refined Sugar: Refined sugar leads to depletion of collagen and elastin, which are essential to skin elasticity and strength. High levels of refined sugar also produce advanced glycation. Advanced glycation attaches to the proteins in the body, causing breakouts, saggy skin, and a washed out complexion.

Fat: High levels of saturated fats cause dull, puffy skin, as well as dark under eye circles. Paired with facial rejuvenation in Manhattan, decreasing saturated fat intake will give you a younger, healthier complexion.

Caffeine: Caffeine causes increased production of the stress hormone cortisol. In high levels, cortisol leads to acne breakouts.

Salty Food: Sodium causes the skin to retain excess water, leading to bloating. Iodized salt also leads to acne breakouts.

Dairy: The breakdown of dairy leads to the production of androgen. Androgen causes an increase in oil production and causes breakouts.

What are some foods to enjoy?

Fish: The protein in fish can lead to an increase in collagen and elastin production. Fish also is high in healthy, omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation.

Healthy carbohydrates: Replace the ‘white’ carbohydrates, like bread and sugars, with ‘good’ carbohydrates. Fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains contain healthy carbohydrates which lower the glycemic index.

Colorful fruits and vegetables: The coloring in fruits and vegetables comes from a compound known as carotenoids, which is high in vitamin A. Vitamin A is imperative for cell reproduction- an important function considering 30,000 to 40,000 cells are replaced each day. Fruits and vegetables are also typically high in Vitamin C, which helps collagen production. Overall, fruits and vegetables can act as antioxidants and decrease inflammation.

Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds are high in omega-3 fats, as well as selenium, a mineral that acts as an antioxidant.

Lots of fluids: Fluid intake is important to flush out the body’s toxins. Since there is a constant output of fluid, there needs to be a constant intake as well. Water is especially important, but green tea is also a healthy drink with antioxidant benefits.

At New York Facial & Body Rejuvenation, we provide facial rejuvenation in Manhattan to help you feel and look your absolute best. To set up a skin and nutritional consultation with us, contact us today!

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