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There is more to skin ageing than night creams

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If you read the latest magazine adverts or watched todays TV commercials you’ll be suitably convinced that the key to skin ageing is hydration and a daily regime of homecare products. Although this may be true to some degree most of my patients would benefit from a Filler treatment or a Botulinum toxin injection or two.

Of the above-mentioned anti-ageing options, I can physically help with them all. But there is another consideration to take, and its one I can only give advice for. It is of course your diet.

 

Prevention is better than cure

When considering your diet it is prudent to note many of the fad diets constantly doing the rounds. This advice here does not make any commentary on those diets but rather provides a few food items that can prevent skin ageing and in some cases return a youthful glow and shine to your appearance.

  1. Olive Oil
    Replace that salad dressing with Olive Oil and you could be pleasantly surprised at the skin results.
    Olive Oil is a natural antioxidant suppressing damaging free radicals, but also 75% of the fat in Olive Oil is monounsaturated fatty acids, which is proven to give your skin a little youthful boost.
  2. Sardines
    A single serving of sardines offers one of the best sources of fat for the body and skin. Sardines are omega-3 rich, which is a natural anti-inflammatory. This property will help prevent acne breakouts and keep your skin clear, not to mention supple and young.
  3. Green tea
    Admittedly not the best tasting tea in the pantry but studies revealed that ongoing consumption of green tea leads to increased skin elasticity and smoothness. The anti-oxidants in green tea increase blood flow to oxygenate the skin, this help maintain your complexion. In some corners, green tea is also believed to reverse UV damage but the jury is still out on that.
  4. Walnuts
    These nuts contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. So if you are not keen on the sardines, here is your alternative. The reason they make the list as a standalone ingredient is that they contain alpha-linoleic acid. Without this acid you skin is prone to break out with eczema or at best show signs of visible dryness.
  5. Dark Chocolate
    Yes, you did read that right. Dark chocolate, in correct doses, offers the skin superb antioxidant properties, which contribute to better skin hydration and improved circulation. Obviously the concern is gaining weight so stay within reason here.

 These are just some of nutrition tips that can set your skin on the right track to natural and youthful beauty. There are many more, however, and I cannot stress enough how moderation plays a role. Should you need any advice, additional treatments or a unique protocol for you individual needs, please make an appointment. You can also connect via Facebook

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