Great skin—clear, radiant and firm skin—is no accident. It takes the right products and the right nutrition to get the healthy, youthful-looking results.
Proper nutrition is often overlooked when trying to improve or maintain skin health, but a healthy diet is a must for great skin. When you eat the right foods, you can supply your skin with the hydration and nutrients it needs for optimal protection, repair, cell turnover and dermal matrix composition. So, what are the right foods?
•Six to eight 8-oz. glasses of water
•Fresh fruits and vegetables
For optimal protection:
•Dark-colored fruits and vegetables. Dark-skinned fruits and vegetables are rich in compounds that provide sun protection to the plants…and they can do the same for your skin.
•Foods high in Vitamins A, C and E, such as citrus fruits and strawberries. These vitamins are antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals activated by UV radiation and damage skin cells and other skin-building components
For skin cell turnover:
•Foods high in Vitamin A (retinol), like carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach and broccoli. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A that encourages new skin cell production, which, in turn, facilitates the sloughing away of the uppermost layer of the skin (stratum corneum) composed of dead skin cells
Eating the foods that promote skin health from the inside out is easier than you may think. Simply “eat the rainbow.” In other words, choose colorful fruits and vegetables and prepare them in ways that they retain their natural color and texture (i.e. do not boil, bake or salt the life out of them). Supplement meals with healthy snacks of fruit, vegetables and tree nuts.
Proper nutrition will improve the health and appearance of your skin, but it will take longer to see results. For more noticeable results faster, you can supplement your skin’s nutrition by topically delivering many of the essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc.
Hale Cosmeceuticals formulates our products with natural ingredients that harness many of the same skin health-boosting compounds as the foods you eat. For instance:
For protection and repair:
Antioxidants, including vitamins A, C and E, which can be found in our:
For skin cell turnover:
Retinol, which can be found in our:
Hyaluronic acid, which binds water to prevent evaporation at your skin’s surface, and can be found in our:
What nutrition you need delivered right to your skin may depend on what nutrition you are lacking or having trouble absorbing from your diet. Our personal skin assessment may help you identify which products are best suited to restore balance and health to your skin for a more youthful-looking glow.