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Healthy looking skin starts from the inside

Patients frequently ask how to acheive that ‘radiant glow’ – essentially, healthy looking skin. A balanced and nutritious diet is critical for overall physical and skin health. We often have inquires about nutricosmetic supplements and the latest superfood trends. There is no miracle that will solve skincare woes, what’s important is focusing on ensuring your diet includes sufficient quantities of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for your skin to function normally.

Reducing the amount of sugar in your diet will also help promote healthy skin, not just a healthy waistline. One negative impact sugar has on the body is called glycation, which damages the collagen and elastin necessary for healthy, supple skin. This accelerates aging and wrinkles, and reduces the overall healthy appearance of skin.

We suggest patients “eat a rainbow” of fresh fruits and vegetables. Brightly coloured fruits and vegetables (green, red, yellow, orange, and purple) are rich in antioxidants and nutrients. Avoid bland colours like beige and white—these foods have a high glycemic index and are high in carbohydrates. Instead, strive to have this rainbow of colours at every meal, every day.

A balanced diet and balanced skincare regime will help to provide optimal results. And remember, healthy looking skin starts from the inside.

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