Natural Way to Healthy, Glowing Skin

Marketing campaigns splashed across glossy magazines will have us believe that the way to beautiful, younger looking skin is through expensive face creams. However, there is a lot that can be done to help develop healthy, well toned younger-looking skin simply through what you put into your body in the way of food and fluids. In addition, sun exposure, cigarette smoke, poor eating, alcohol, drugs, coffee, pollution, stress and tiredness all contribute to and accelerate the ageing process. Skin products do play a role, but dietary steps go a long way to help counter the ageing process, paving the way to supple, glowing skin and the reduction of wrinkles and sagging skin. Ultimately healthy skin comes from within.

Bad foods for the skin

By far the most important is sugar. Sugar = inflammation and fat. Sugar includes not only the obvious type in a cup of coffee, but also as the simple carbohydrates, such as bread, potato, pasta, pastries, biscuits, etc.

Coffee and alcohol dehydrate the body and contribute to puffiness and sagging, such as around the eyes.

Excessive salt.

Fats, particularly processed fats, such as vegetable oil and margarine.

Good foods for the skin

Having a diet rich in antioxidants, such as avocados, berries, dark green leafy vegetables, salmon and tomatoes is ideal. Ensure you are having plenty of protein also (such as salmon, tuna, chicken, turkey, eggs, etc), and include complex carbohydrates (eg non-starchy vegetables such as leafy greens, broccoli, etc and fruits such as blueberries, melon, oranges, and pears, etc) and a small amount of unsaturated fat (eg olive oil). The emphasis is to keep the diet fresh, unprocessed and healthy. Additionally, you should have plenty of pure water each day.

Example of a nutritional facelift

For a natural boost to the skin try a diet based on Dr Nicholas Perricone's quick face fix diet for three days. This would include a lunch and dinner with mixed vegetables or leafy salad with olive oil and salmon or tuna, followed by melon. Snacks of berries, nuts, fruits, olives or vegetables during the day are fine and for breakfast have an egg white omelette and a fruit salad. Try this to see the results for yourself! It is easy to follow and the results are quick.

For further information I recommend the book "The Wrinkle Cure" by Dr Nicholas Perricone.

Supplements that assist the skin

Alpha Lipoic Acid
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin A
Coenzyme Q10
Omega 3 and Omega 6
Vitamin C Ester
Calcium/Magnesium
Acetyl L-carnitine

Creams to apply to the skin

Sunscreen to protect from the sun
Vitamin E oil for wrinkles (either from vitamin E capsules broken and applied directly to the skin or skin care products containing vitamin E)
Vitamin C cream for skin rehydration, sun spots, wrinkles and fine lines, preferably containing Vitamin C Ester (eg Aubrey Organic, Dr Perricone)
Coenzyme Q10 cream for anti ageing (eg Nivea Visage)
Alpha Hydroxy Acid Products for anti ageing (eg Avon, Ponds, Dr Perricone)
DMAE for sagging skin, (eg Dr Lewinn's Private Formula, Dr Perricone)

If you have any questions or would like further details on the above please let me know.

Best wishes,

Nick Dale
Naturopath
Tel: 9397 9124
Mobile: 0412 596789

I am available at the Galleria from Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am - 5pm and late night shopping on Thursday's. Come by and see me and give me an update on how you are going when you can.

 


 

 


 

Nick Dale, Naturopath Perth and surrounding areas
4 Collier Road, Morley, WA 6062
Tel: (08) 9397 9124, Mobile: 0412 596789, nd@perth-naturopath.com

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