Food for your skin

Posted 25 May 2018

healthy fats

Food for your skin

Are you caring for your skin from the inside?

Nutrition and healthy digestion are key for healthy glowing skin!

There is a strong link between what we eat and the appearance of our skin. Our skin cells are produced deep within the dermis, so if the cells inside our body are not receiving the appropriate wholesome nutrients required, they will produce unhealthy skin cells. This cycle will continue to repeat itself until the cells receive the nourishment they need in order to function as a healthy cell.

Let’s look at the skin analogy of Rice and Rice Bubbles…

Rice Bubbles – brittle, soft, dry and definitely not water proof! Cells in this state are unable to function in their environment, therefore they are unable to protect themselves.

Rice – strong, plump, smooth and water proof! These cells can function on their own and provide protection for your skin’s barrier.

So as you can see, we want our cells to be like rice as opposed to rice bubbles.

Each of our cells are surrounded by 2 layers of fat that make up the cell wall known as the Phospholipid Bilayer. This layer incorporates your dietary fats and is key for the appearance of healthy, happy skin.

The most important of the healthy fats are you Omega 3’s which are found in – some fresh fish (wild salmon, tuna, sardines, anchovies and trout) walnuts, linseeds, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds. High levels of Omega3 have shown to enhance the appearance of the skin and can also improve the quality by reducing inflammation and supplying your skin cells with the building blocks for a happy and healthy cellular environment. Omega 3’s also suppress the hormone IGF-1 which can assist in the healing and improvement of blemished skin. Other good fat foods include – almonds, coconut oil, olive oil, sunflower seeds and avocado.

Care for your skin from the inside and your journey to GLOWING SKIN will begin!

If you are suffering from problematic skin, need advice on your skin’s behaviour or would like to know more on how your diet can affect your skin….. We would LOVE to hear from you!