Good Skin – Inside Out & Outside In

Eat Your Way To Younger Skin! 

As therapists we can recommend you the best products for your skin and give you great results from a facial but what about helping your skin from the inside out? There’s more to great skin than what you put on it, what you put into it is just as important.

As the largest organ of the body, our skin is affected greatly by our diet. So not only does your health benefit from “Clean Eating” but your complexion will as well! Below is a list of great foods that benefit the skin

Drink coffee? Caffeine is actually anti-inflammatory and helps to revitalise tired skin. It’s antioxidant properties help to protect skin from damaging free radicals that cause premature ageing. A word to the wise though, no more than 4 cups a day! It’s also thought to protect skin from melanoma (but still use a sunscreen).
You can find it in – Germaine De Capuccini’ Timexpert SRNS eye Illuminating Detox Formula

Kiwi Fruit
This little ugly fruit holds nearly double your daily dose of Vitamin C. C is a wonder ingredient! It stimulates collagen synthesis keeping the skin firmer and plumper, It’s a powerful antioxidant (think of antioxidants as umbrellas that shield your skin cells from UV damage and free radicals) plus it helps to keep the moisture in the skin for less noticeable wrinkles.
You can find it in – Germaine De Capuccini Time Expert C + A.G.E Serum and Cream which illuminates, protects and brightens skin.

Oily Fish
Oily Fish is not only rich in Essential Fatty Acids but is one of the best sources of vitamin B12.  Many people miss out on this vital nutrient. One of the symptoms of B12 deficiency is Hyper pigmentation (dark spots) or Vitiligo (light spots), so if you don’t like Mackerel or Pilchards try a supplement., especially people who are vegetarian or don’t eat much meat.
You can find it in Skintrition EFA’s Max Complex Supplement – it increases hydration to the skin, supports healthy skin and hair, maintains cell integrity and relieves symptoms of compromised skin

Olive Oil
Those who use this in salad dressing are known to have less photo ageing! This is because about 75% of fat in olive oil is made up of mono-unsaturated fatty acids which play a role in promoting younger skin. This is due to the fact that it supports thirsty skin by keeping moisture in and providing a healthy skin barrier. If you get dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or any sensitivity then EFA’s are essential in your diet.
You can find it in – O Cosmedics Youth Activating Oil Balm which is rich in skin loving oils to nourish and protect the skin.

Dark Chocolate
This lovely sweet treat is rich in Cocoa flavanoids and plant compounds with strong antioxidant properties. These help hydrate the skin while improving circulation to the skin tissues for smoother wrinkles and reduced pigmentation.