We all know that “you are what you eat” applies to our overall health and nutrition, but do you realise what you eat also effects the way our skin looks and feels.
The skin is a living and breathing organ of the body covering us entirely. With a large surface area it is a major organ of detoxification and chucks out unwanted toxins through our sweat glands. With this in mind, what we put in the body is often reflected through the skin. You know when you’ve been drinking too much alcohol or caffeine and not enough water is shows in a dull and lifeless complexion. Likewise, poor nutrition leads to inadequate nourishment and dehydration of the skin leading to broken veins, rough, dry and patchy skin.
Additionally, many people are affected by medical skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema or psoriasis, and eating certain foods and drinks may aggravate the symptoms. While the cause of these conditions is largely unknown and has a multitude of factors including genetics and stress, there is always something that can be done by the individual to improve the condition of the skin.
Certain foods are known for their skin benefiting properties.
Protein for example is necessary for cellular repair, tone and structure. The right kinds of fats are necessary to reduce inflammation and keep skin cells plump and pliable so that nutrients may travel in and out. Antioxidants are needed to protect against cell damage from exposure to free radicals in pollution, chemicals and toxins. Whist fresh spring water is needed for every organ and cell to function efficiently.
There are also foods that should be avoided. Sugar and simple carbohydrates cause blood sugar imbalances that lead to chemical changes in the body which can lead to break down in collagen and therefore saggy skin. Your body needs carbohydrates to function but the right type of carbs are essential so as not to rock the balance.
Allergies also cause unnecessary trouble for the skin triggering inflammation that may result in red, itchy, rashes and causing the body to retain water leading to puffy skin. Poor detoxification may also lead to dark circles under the eyes and a grey ruddy complexion.
So what can be done? FVFL specialises in designing a tailor made diet plan for you. Detecting and desensitising problem foods so that your skin reflects the health that is with in. For further information or to book an appointment please call 0800 247 1997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org