Skin Nutrition

Nourishing your skin starts with the basics - replace processed food with nutritious skin-friendly food. This includes:

  • Drinking lots of water.
  • Salmon
  • Fresh vegetables or raw vegetable juices.

The next step in skin nutrition is to fight and prevent oxidative damage caused by free radicals.


Antioxidant Foods

Antioxidant foods for the skin include:

  • Vitamin A Foods - organ meats, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, carrots and pumpkin [ look for the colors: dark-green and deep-yellow or orange]
  • Vitamin C Foods - citrus fruits, kiwifruit, melons, broccoli, and sweet pepper
  • Vitamin E Foods - seeds, nuts, plant oils and fortified breakfast cereals

To boost up the nutritional elements, especially those that boost health at the cell level, nutritional supplements are recommended.

More information on skin supplements.


Simple Skin Tests

To check the hydration of your skin, use the pinch test.

To check your toxin levels - the tongue check is very reliable. Brown spots are also an indication of insufficient antioxidants

The Pinch Test

The skin on the back of the hand is a barometer of how well you are hydrated. Pinch the skin and hold fo five seconds and release. How long did it take to return to normal? Immediately, or up to 10 seconds or more?

Toxic Tounge Check

Your tongue is like a "toxic-meter". If your tongue has a furry coating with a yellowish-greenish tinge - you have toxins!. A toxic free body will reflect in a tongue with no furry coating, a nice mid pink colour.

Brown spots

Brown spots on the hands are the refuse of cell-damaging free radical activity. It means the body didn’t have enough antioxidants to defuse free radical activity. Keep browns spots from appearing by boosting your antioxidant intake. To lighten brown spots, prescription 4% hydroquinone cream may be advised; check with your doctor.


Skin Care Nutrition Summary

Skin care nourishment relies on omega-3 rich nourishment, sufficient antioxidants and plenty of water.