At Hairless NYC Electrolysis Clinic, we as professional Electrologists, help our clients to achieve their goal of permanently removing unwanted hairs from every area and especially from their face. We see women with healthy beautiful skin, but also some with dry, sensitive, dull, or even acne skin. Most often than not certain many other factors factors can wreak havoc on your skin, but there is also the diet factor that can improve or worsen your skin condition.
Did you know that everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well? The healthier the foods are, that you consume, the better your skin will look.
Your body is busy making new cells to replace those that have “expired.” And how healthy those new cells are is directly determined by how well you’ve been eating. A diet filled with highly processed food that’s low on nutrients doesn’t give your body much to work with. But a clean, nutrient rich, whole foods eating plan can help you build cells that work better, and are less susceptible to premature aging and disease.
*Avoid foods you have sensitivities or allergies to – Eating foods that cause inflammation will affect your outward appearance and cause your skin to lack luster as well. The most common food allergens are dairy, wheat, corn, soy, peanuts, eggs, fish and shellfish.
*Minimize or eliminate sugar, junk foods and processed foods – The more fresh unprocessed foods and the less sugar and junk food you will eat, – the better your skin will look. Try to experiment with some raw or vegan nutrition and see what type of an effect it has on your appearance.
*Eat foods rich in silicon – Known as the “beauty mineral”, silicon promotes youthful, elastic skin and connective tissue throughout the body. It also therefore reduces wrinkles, improves the strength and thickness of the skin and gives hair and nails a healthy appearance too. Silicon-rich foods are nettles, radishes, romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumbers with the peel, bell peppers with the peel, tomatoes with their skin, oats.
*Eat foods that contain sulfur – Sulfur-containing foods make the skin radiant and give it a beautiful tone. Sulfur is also crucial for healthy joints, hair, and nails, and is said to heal scars and acne. Arugula, onions, garlic, radishes, pumpkin seeds, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, hemp seeds, kale, mustard greens are all great for your skin.
*Have a zinc-rich diet – Zinc is a powerful anti-inflammatory that also keeps lymph circulating through the body. It is crucial for a healthy immune system, heals acne and wounds, prevents the signs of aging, and much more. Food sources of zinc are poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, pecans, pine nuts, sesame seeds, leafy green vegetables, lentils, tofu, almonds, and whole grains.
*Antioxidants – Fruits and vegetables with a “high antioxidant capacity” include strawberries, blackberries plums, artichokes, beans (the study cited black, red, and pinto), prunes and pecans. The antioxidants in these fruits protect the cells from damage and disintegration which as a result prevents premature aging. In this respect, these fruits may very well help keep your skin looking longer.
*And of course drink a lot of water –Without adequate water intake, skin appears duller, and wrinkles and pores more prominent. That may be because water plumps up the skin, causing wrinkles and pores to, more or less, get filled in. What’s more, a variety of structures in the skin that support collagen require water to work effectively. When skin is hydrated, plump, and elastic, it’s less likely to crack and let in external particles that can cause irritations and blemishes.
Be good to your skin, you will wear it for the rest of your life– Renne