Why does nutrition play a big role in having healthy skin?

By Skin+Nutrition

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The skin is the largest organ of the body and is the mirror to health. Healthy skin is an indicator of overall health. Getting enough nutrition can help improve skin elasticity, roughness, and color, for a better skin appearance.

Research shows that skin conditions can be greatly improved through good nutrition. Processed foods and sugary drinks can trigger acne flare-ups. Changing your diet to eliminate your triggers can help improve your skin breakouts.

Meanwhile, Vitamin A is known to be a good source in treating psoriasis while Vitamins D & C help in healing wounds. Vitamin E on the other hand prevents skin swelling and can lessen skin inflammation.

Here are some of the food items that are beneficial to skin health:

Salmon – has lots of high-quality proteins, which enhance satiety and give you the energy you need during the day. It gives you vitamin D. It’s very useful for the health of bones and teeth, it protects your immune system and, together with omega 3, it really helps keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Coco Aminos – is proven to boost the immune system and is a good source of fats.

Honey – is one of nature’s most revered skin remedies. Thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic abilities, it may benefit oily and acne-prone skin. Honey is also a natural humectant, so it helps keep the skin moist but not oily. This is because humectants draw moisture from the skin without replacing it.

Ginger – helps preserve your skin’s collagen, making it an all-natural ingredient for anti-aging routines.

Sesame oil – contains vitamin E, which can help protect skin cells from the damage caused by environmental factors, such as UV rays, pollution, and toxins. Sesame oil also contains several phenolic compounds, which give it its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Sesame seeds – help the skin remain warm and moist. They are rich in anti-inflammatory properties that are vital in healing redness and other facial skin issues by getting rid of pathogens and other agents causing skin infections.

Brown sugar – boosts energy and helps improve digestion.

Onions – a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Garlic – has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic properties from allicin. Allicin helps to kill the bacteria causing acne. It also helps to reduce swelling and inflammation, and improve blood circulation. These beneficial effects allow the skin to receive more nutrients.

Dr. Maximin Navarro or Dr. M, a seasoned dermatologist at Skin+Nutrition with extensive experience in recommending effective personal skincare solutions for every skin type. He believes that skin is the mirror of our health and wellness.

“It is my passion to diagnose, treat, and manage diseases of the skin, hair, and nails by applying for Functional Medicine. I also want people to feel good about themselves, making them beautiful through cosmetic and aesthetic procedures,” he added.

Being a Functional Medicine doctor has changed his life and dermatological practice. He always applies a holistic and integrative approach during consultations, management, and treatments for all his patients.

The renowned dermatologist is also known for his love for cooking. In his free time, he creates healthy recipes to share not only with his family but his patients as well to help them have their personalized treatment plans to achieve beautiful skin both from inside and out.

“Whatever you eat, your diet affects not only your skin but your overall health. We must have the proper nutrition to make our skin healthy,” he noted. “ That is why whenever I prepare a recipe for my family or create a meal plan for my patient, I make sure that it would be beneficial to the overall health and not only skin health,” he added.

Dr. M is a member of the Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery and a fellow of the Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Manila, Philippine Dermatological Society,
and Philippine Cosmetic Surgery.