ANTIAGING SKIN CARE
Nourishing your skin starts with the basics - replace
processed food with nutritious skin-friendly food. This
- Drinking lots of water.
- 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 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
- 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
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
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 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.