We all want great skin with that natural radiant glow and though we all know that a consistent skin care routine is necessary – beautiful skin starts with what we eat. Good skin care and a healthy lifestyle can help delay natural aging and prevent skin problems. Older cells are constantly shedding and being replaced by newer cells and a solid supply of key nutrients is essential to support the growth process. So, next time you are looking for a snack… grab an apple.
Foods for Healthy Skin
Eating a balanced diet filled with power foods – like dark leafy greens and berries – can help not only our skin but also chronic conditions like heart disease. An overall healthy diet is one of the best ways to impact your skin in a positive way but some foods are packed with skin nourishing vitamins and minerals. Here are some of our favorites:
Berries – Blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries are an excellent, concentrated source of antioxidants. The powerful components help the body fight free radicals (unstable molecules that damage cells in our bodies) and aging. All the more reason to enjoy a berry smoothie!
Dark Chocolate – Most people love chocolate and though most will go straight for the milk chocolate, dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants. Like with berries, the antioxidants in dark chocolate will help fight free radicals in your body which in turn will benefit the health of your skin.
Avocados – There’s a reason why avocados are a popular ingredient for face masks. Avocados penetrate cells at the deepest levels, pumping skin full of phytonutrients and vitamin A, D and E.
Green Tea – Green Tea may be the secret weapon you’ve been searching for as it is high in polyphenols. It’s inflammatory properties protect skin and reduce the damage from UV light. It can be used as a toner to treat acne, healing blemishes and reducing scars.
Water – One of the best things you can do for your skin is to drink plenty of water. Clean, pure water is the best choice not only for healthy skin but for overall health. Water helps to keep skin hydrated and gives your body the ability to flush out toxins.
Good nutrition is essential for healthy skin. The focus should be to eat more healthy foods and less of the unhealthy ones. Focus on eating lots of vegetables, fruits and healthy fats and eating less processed foods. Your diet doesn’t have to be perfect but small changes can bring positive results in all areas of your health.
If your skin needs a little extra help we are here to help. Our skin care experts can offer long term treatments plans, to achieve the skin you’ve always dreamt of. We offer a wide variety of skin care services and regenerative treatments using PRP Therapy like our Twilight Complete Facial – a natural solution for repairing skin suffering damage from acne, skin trauma, hypo or hyper-pigmentation, and rosacea.
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About Dr. Richard Jin | Dr. Jin
(http://www.rjclinicalinstitute.com/dr-jin/) studied at the Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the University of California Irvine. He completed research in the areas of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary hypertension, antioxidant enzyme properties, cell signaling, cellular redox mechanisms, free radical-induced oxidant stress, platelet biology, growth factors, and wound healing. Dr. Jin serves as Chief Medical Officer for Benev Company Inc., driving their research and product pipeline development and continues to develop technological advances in wound healing and regenerative medicine. Today is the founder and CEO of RJ Clinical Institute, providing Platelet Rich Plasma therapy and treatments to patients with hair loss, joint and skin issues.