Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Foods for Glowing Skin!

In addition to regular facials and drinking water, eating the right foods can help keep your skin glowing!  These tips from Self.com help give us the super foods we need to keep in our diet for great skin! 

Help banish blemishes with
  Vitamin A, it helps by drying up sebum that can mix with dead skin cells to clog pores causing blemishes! Eat Zinc rich foods, it can tame oil production in the skin.   
  Find Vitamin A in leafy greens such as spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots, red bell peppers, and asparagus

  Zinc is found in: raw oysters, turkey, pork loin and skim ricotta cheese.  

I also recommend a Glycolic or Alpha/Beta Peel, $90.  The exfoliating properties in the peel will help with skin renewal, help to dry out the blemishes you currently have and the salycilic acid will help to kill P-Acnes bacteria that causes acne.  

Help Dry, Dull Skin with: 

Certain B Vitamins found in: chicken, canned light tuna, wheat flour, beef sirloin 

Biotin:  We know Biotin can help grow your nails and hair longer, but it can  also help with skin cell turnover too!  Found in eggs, avocado and salmon.  

Help with signs of Aging:  

 Vitamin A, C & E 

  Found in:  Broccoli, Red Peppers, Papaya, Pineapple, Nuts & Almonds, Pureed tomatoes, and spinach
  With dry, dull aging skin, I recommend a Microdermabrasion Treatment, $100, in addition to eating these super foods.  The treatment helps to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, "age spots", evens out skin tone and can help with any acne scarring as well!  It will help speed up the cell renewal process in the skin and bring the younger, plumper cells to the surface, helping your skin to look younger and glowing!  

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