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Health Focus Month

How to protect your skin while eating healthily
Maintain you healthy skin with the essential omega-3 fats found in oily fish such as shellfish and salmon to keep your skin supple and fight conditions such as eczema. These omega-3’s have incredible anti-inflammatory powers which can help protect against free radical damage caused by the sun. SkinMed will be releasing their very own high dosage Omega 3 fish oils in the next few months. Look out for further news on this in the next newsletter.

Try adding Turkey into your diet, not only is it low fat but it also contains a protein called carosine that helps stop the collagen in the skin from turning rigid, preventing laughter lines and crow’s feet.

TomatoesTomatoes and other red and pink produce contain a natural pigment and antioxidant called Lycopene which has been shown to aid in the protection against some UV induced skin irritations like erythema by helping the body rid itself of free radicals.  Beta-carotene another antioxidant found in red and orange produce has been shown to help reduce sunburn, while orange and pink citrus fruits have been shown to improve the skins ability to protect itself from the UV rays.

Cruciferous Vegetables such as broccoli, kale, spinach and cauliflower are full of essential antioxidants helping the body rid itself of free radicals and protect the skin from sun damage.  As an added bonus these vegetables have been linked to cancer prevention not only in the skin but in other organs too.

Sweet potato and other low GI carbohydrates help regulate blood sugar levels which helps us combat stress by lifting our moods, which means less hormones released by our adrenal gland that responds to stress levels causing break-outs.  This root vegetable also contains beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A when it is digested, and can help to improve the circulation of oxygen to the skin.Wine

Fresh Herbs, specifically parsley, basil, sage, oregano and rosemary are packed with free radical fighting skin protecting antioxidants.

Synchrovit Green and Black teas are full of polyphenols that can help stop cancer development by limiting the blood supply to a cancerous area. Some studies found that green tea helps prevent non-melanoma skin cancer on top of many other great health benefits.

Red wines contains resveratrol an anti-oxidant containing some of the most powerful anti-ageing properties, and why not add some dark chocolate which may improve the skins ability to protect against some types of skin damage including sunburn.  As well as keeping the skin hydrated, increasing oxygen saturation and boosting blood flow.

Ageing is inevitable, but looking older doesn't have to be. While a certain amount of how your skin ages is due to genetic factors, the rest is up to YOU.

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