Clear, youthful looking skin is the holy grail of every skincare routine. As the largest organ of the human body, tasked with providing a protective barrier to external elements and pollutants from our environment, the skin can be incredibly resilient. And like the rest of the body, the health and appearance of our skin, especially facial skin, depends on a number of individual lifestyles, health, environmental, and genetic factors.
Dr. Whitney Tope, a dermatologist at Academic Dermatology in Edina, MN advises patients of all ages to think about the food on their plate as the first step in a skincare routine.
What to Eat and Drink For Better Skin
From acne and freckles to fine lines and wrinkles, the skin can act as a barometer for what is going on inside our bodies. Nothing will wreak havoc on a complexion like a poor diet and dehydration. According to a study conducted by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in Atlanta, nearly half of all Americans do not drink enough water on a daily basis. When coupled with the consumption of food and drinks that can have a negative effect - like excessive caffeine and sugar - the skin is vulnerable to damage on a daily basis.
In addition to drinking enough water, Prevention Magazine recommends adding foods that have been shown to promote clear, healthy and younger looking skin, by boosting collagen and infusing the skin with essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients, such as:
- Antioxidant-rich tomatoes
- Berries and apples
- Eggs (rich in protein, antioxidants and lutein)
- Almonds and walnuts
- Healthy fats like avocado and extra virgin olive oil
- Whole grains
Skin Rejuvenation in Edina, MN
What does skin resurfacing and rejuvenation entail? Professional skincare treatments help treverse some of the damage done to our complexions, which may be caused by sun exposure, poor diet and nutrition, environmental irritants and genetics. Skin rejuvenation treatment options at Academic Dermatology include:
- Laser treatments
- Acne treatment
Find a Dermatologist in Edina
Radiant, beautiful skin is the result of a comprehensive skincare routine and healthy lifestyle habits, like a nutrient-rich diet, exercise, self-care and professional maintenance and rejuvenation treatments from a skincare professional. To learn more about the best professional skin resurfacing techniques for your complexion, contact Academic Dermatology by calling (952) 746-6090 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tope and the Academic Dermatology team today.