Dr Lancer’s Skin Reality Skin Health – Looking Closely at Diet
Skin Health – Looking Closely at Diet
Raise your hand if you’re a foodie. You love dining out and trying new dishes. You may find yourself indulging even more as you work from home, or try to stay home as much as possible. Sure, many of us have already been vaccinated, but there’s still a good majority of people who haven’t so you might be taking baby steps to get back out in the world.
While food is something that makes us happy, it can have a negative effect overall if you’re not keeping active and watching what you’re eating. Overeating not only effects your appearance, it also changes your mood and confidence. After indulging in sweets or fried food, you may find yourself looking into miracle supplements online or tips to lose weight quickly. Sometimes these tips work, but not long-term. You’ll need to exercise reguarly and have a healthy diet in order to make permanent changes.
What most people don’t realize is that there’s a significant relationship between diet and lifestyle in terms of healthy skin from head to toe. Dry, itchy skin, oiliness, or enlarged pores are largely impacted by diet, lifestyle habits and skincare. Looking into diet in particular, dairy products, soy, wheat, sugar and greasy foods are all triggers for skin breakouts. These blemishes can be anywhere. Your face, shoulder, chest, stomach or back. While acne can be genetic, it also results from the food we are putting in our body 100%.
For healthy skin, I recommend commiting to a diet high in protein. That includes eating foods like beans, nuts, fish, lean meats, organic chicken or turkey, and egg whites. Fish is not only good for preventing acne, but also preserves collagen in your skin, keeping it youthful. Your diet should also include plenty of veggies – the greener the food, the better it is for your skin and body.
Let’s talk about liquids. Caffeinated products of any sort can trigger skin inflammation. Think hard before consuming coffee, soda or anything with caffeine components, as it might make your skin act out. Alcohol is also highly destructive to your complexion, as it dehydrates your skin and speeds up skin aging. Yes, more wrinkles, fine lines and dryness before it’s time if you keep up your drinking habits. It can also cause permanent facial redness – not the cute red flush we get temporarly from a few drinks one night.
To get your skin back to feeling and looking healthy, replace all sugary drinks with plenty of water. Water flushes out toxins and helps keep the skin clear, hydrated and youthful. It’s the secret to stopping premature aging. In addition to water, green juice and green tea are also recommended for healthy, glowing skin.
For skincare, the below products are recommended if you want to help revitalize or rejuvenate skin from poor dieting and bad drinking habits.
- Soothe & Hydrate Serum contains hyaluronic acid, honey, aloe extracts and camellia. The serum is used to hydrate the skin, while keeping it balanced, calm and free of redness. Perfect for the dry skin we get after too much alcohol consumption.
- Omega Hydrating Oil is another product that delivers instant moisture and comfort to dehydrated skin. Skin will look and feel softer instantly as the oil improves the appearance of skin elasticity, suppleness and your overall texture. Your skin will feel hydrated all day – it’s that powerful.
- The Clarifying Detox Mask is my #1 mask for oily, acne-prone, congested skin. The green clay mask with 3% sulfur and azelaic acid is great for detoxing the skin, cleaning out pores and breakouts, while reducing the appearance of redness.
These three products will help promote a healthier state for skin, but ultimately you need to change your eating and drinking habits for good to have the skin you desire.