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Does diet really matter when it comes to skincare?

When I was a teenager, the advice I got about having clear skin was consistent:

  1. Wash your face often.
  2. Try a topical, over the counter remedy such as those containing drying agents (Clearasil) or alcohol based toners.
  3. Avoid oily foods and chocolate because they trigger breakouts and make acne worse.

By 1979, the time I finished school in esthetics the message had started to change. I learned that the connection to good skincare had a lot to do with your lifestyle (diet, exercise, sleep, skincare products, hormones, sun protection, etc.).

One of the best ways to reduce inflammation is following an anti-inflammatory diet.

Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign (chemicals, smoking, too much sun, plant pollens, toxins, etc.). This triggers a process called inflammation. The body takes this intermittent bouts of inflammation directed as threatening invaders. When these bad habits persists, day after day, that’s when inflammation can become your enemy. Many major diseases that plague us – including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and acne – have been linked to chronic inflammation.

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One of my favorite and easiest ways to help ward off inflammation from the the inside out is with a balanced and healthy diet. A healthy skin reflects how healthy you are on the inside. So what can you do to get glowing skin? Eat healthy, exercise regularly, de-stress and of course, follow a regular skincare routine. Your skin needs a boost from within to look fresh and glowing.

Beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. You need the to eat the right balance of foods to feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it start soft, radiant and blemish-free.

Fruits and greens contain powerful antioxidants that helps protect the skin from cellular damage caused by free radicals. A diet rich in fruits and veggies can give your skin a more youthful appearance.

Pigments found in red produce have been shown to protect against sunburn, so be sure to eat watermelon, beets and some raspberries! You’ll feel the difference instantly if you incorporate a dark green juice in your diet everyday. You’ll see the difference in the tone of your complexion.

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Chapped lips can also be caused by deficiencies in certain nutrients, including iron, zinc, and B-vitamins. Generally speaking, your lips should be pink, soft and smooth. if you want healthy lips, drink plenty of water, have a good diet, and use good lip moisturizers, and lip balm.

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If you drink lemon juice with warm water and honey, it detoxes your body and will help give the skin on your lips a healthy glow. Skin tip: You can mix and apply a little of the juice with a small amount of sugar and use it as a lip scrub.

Summer’s almost here, so I hope you get to enjoy Mother Nature’s colorful fruits and vegetables!

Here’s to health!
Veronica


I was lucky enough to have Julia Child as one of my clients. Julia’s saying was

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”