Food For Thought (And Skin)

Both late-night infomercials and well-respected thought leaders in aesthetic dermatology frequently focus on topical formulations to promote beautiful skin. Some of these recommendations are based on hype and conjecture (the former) or peer-reviewed, meaningful science (the latter).

Regardless, diet and overall wellbeing often go unmentioned in the conversation. When discussed, heavily promoted fad diets and sensationalized miracle foods only serve to confuse the matter, making it hard to know which way to turn.

Keep it simple and follow this tip – skip the celebrity endorsements and follow the rules of nature. Diets high in high-glycemic carbohydrates and sugars are both pro-inflammatory and harmful for us. Instead of hoping that a hot new super-food will improve your skin, follow a diet that’s natural, organic, and unprocessed.

This does not mean “no carb.” It does mean abandoning foods that are mass-produced in a factory. Instead of a protein bar, try organic chicken. Instead of pasta, substitute delicious fruits, vegetables, and tree nuts.

Premature wrinkling, acne, and pigment problems may be partially linked to your on-the-go diet. Take the time to prepare natural meals and put down that bagel: you’ll feel better, have more energy, and your skin might thank you.