We’re always encouraging the use of effective skincare. From years of personal experience, I know how important it is, and I’ve seen first hand how it can keep the skin in good health.
Any skin being supplied with good topical nutrition will cope better with environmental stress and responds so much better to clinical treatments.
Skincare is our go-to when the skin isn’t looking as good as we’d like or when a skin condition like dehydration, lines and wrinkles or pigment problems appear.
We know vitamin nutrition is essential to skin health. Equally, your diet plays a crucial role in how well your skin behaves.
Can you improve your skin through diet?
In short, yes and there is specific nutrition your skin needs to function properly. Let’s start with Essential Fatty Acids.
Essential Fatty Acids are vital to your health and especially for your skin. EFA’s, such as Omega 3, help your skin build a healthy lipid barrier.
Your lipid barrier keeps your skin well protected from the environment.
When the lipid barrier is compromised, the skin can become, dehydrated, sensitive and prematurely aged.
Our body doesn’t produce Essential Fatty Acids; you must eat them. You’ll find Omega 3 in fatty fish like salmon and mackerel, or for vegetarian options flaxseed, chia seeds and walnuts are all excellent sources of Omega 3.
Or, you could seek out a quality supplement to make sure you’re getting what you need.
It’s as easy as A, B & C.
It should be so easy. Your skin doesn’t function too well if it doesn’t have an adequate supply of the essential vitamins A, B & C.
A balanced diet with high-quality protein and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables will go a very long way in keeping your skin in peak condition.
Of course, every vital organ relies upon these vitamins, and the body sends the necessary nutrition to where it’s needed most, including your largest organ; the skin.
But, is your skin getting enough?
Even with the best diet full of all the right nutrition, the skin can still be left wanting. But why?
The answer is two-fold;
Firstly, everyday exposure to light and air depletes the natural supply of nutrients in the skin, leaving it deficient and vulnerable.
Secondly, the nutrition gained through your diet can take a long time to reach the skin, which means there will be times when the skin doesn’t have enough of what it needs.
So what more can you do?
As we’ve discussed today, choose healthy habits to maintain a healthy diet. Most experts agree the Mediterranean diet is one of the best diets for getting everything you need.
Include essential vitamins A, C & E as well as potent antioxidants in your skincare routine and look at ways to increase the absorption of these nutrients directly into the skin.
Does your skin need a vitamin infusion?
Environ’s DF Vitamin Infusion is one of our favourite skin treatments for giving the skin an instant boost.
Utilising the soundwaves of Low-Frequency Sonophoresis to vibrate the skin gently, nutrition from topical ingredients can travel down to the deeper layers of the skin.
Environ’s DF Vitamin Infusion Skin Treatment is completely painless while offering comfort and calm to the skin with a big burst of nutrition that remains in the skin for many hours after the treatment providing the skin with precisely what it needs.
See you next time,
MEL | DIRECTOR & DERMAL CLINICIAN OF SELECT SKIN