So much attention is paid to the effects of solar rays and the environment on skin and negating those effects that it’s easy to forget that we can nurture healthy, beautiful skin from within. We can’t control the outside factors that cause premature aging – other than by wearing sunscreen daily – but there is still plenty we can do to maintain the youthfulness of our skin. The very simplest way to manage the aging process is to consciously nourish the body. The old adage ‘you are what you eat’ may sound quaint now that most of us know a thing or two about free radicals and household toxins, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.
A person who consistently nourishes his or her body with healthy food and supplements will naturally look amazing. On the other hand, eating too many processed, packaged foods can lead to the production of skin damaging free radicals that promote the aging process. We understand, of course, that our busy culture doesn’t always lend itself to leisurely meals of fresh vegetables and other whole foods rich in the kind of antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, which is why we carry VitaMedica supplements at our New Jersey medical spa. When your schedule or circumstances keep you from eating a true health-promoting diet, supplements can give your body the nutrients it needs to repair environmental damage to skin and other tissues, build collagen, and maintain the strength and resilience of skin, bones, and organs.
So ideally, what should you be eating to promote the healthiest, most beautiful skin? Here’s a skin-friendly slow food menu for those days you do find the time to putter around in the kitchen: Seafood packs in plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids and zinc – both of which promote clear, smooth, glowing skin. Next up on the menu are citrus fruits, which contain Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant and inflammation fighter. How about tossing some mandarin slices into a salad with plenty of green, orange, and red vegetables? These contain Vitamin A and beta-carotene, antioxidants with anti-acne properties. Sprinkle some nuts on top for the Vitamin E your body needs to maintain skin’s smoothness. And finish your meal off with a slice of whole grain bread, which contains rutin and B-vitamins that help maintain skin’s own natural moisture.
Is aging inevitable? Yes, insofar as the passage of years can’t be halted. But celebrating a new birthday doesn’t have to mean waking up to a new you in the mirror. Whether you get your nutrition from healthy foods or from nutrient-dense supplements like those from VitaMedica, you can promote healthy skin from within at any age.
At Elizabeth Roche MD MedSpa, we know just how hard it is to get the maximum servings of fruits and veggies, proteins, and whole grains every day – but we also know how important it is. That’s why we make VitaMedica supplements available to all of our clients. Stop by or call us at 201-505-1020 today to find out more about what you can do to promote and maintain the healthiest possible skin.