For the last few years, Kieran had been developing skin rashes which came out either when he was sweating, or sometimes when he went from hot to cold temperatures. They could erupt over most of his body, would last for anywhere between 20 minutes and a few hours, and made exercising or even being outside difficult.
Poppy was referred to me by her facialist. Self-assured and organised, we corresponded for a bit before she came for her first appointment. She had suffered from bad facial acne for several years. As a teenager she had been put on antibiotics to help clear it, but the effects hadn’t lasted. Much worse when she was stressed, she had been trying blue light treatments and facials but really wanted to get control of the problem now she was in her late 20s.
Your skin needs many nutrients: water, essential fats, vitamins, and amino acids. Here are five foods (and drinks and lifestyle tips) I highly recommend if your goal is healthier-looking skin. As a bonus, I have included a short list of some key foods to consider avoiding.
The importance of being properly hydrated cannot be over-stated when it comes to skin!
Water is crucial in assisting in the elimination and removal of toxins from the body through our excretory system, which involves many organs important in skin health, including the kidneys, liver, bladder, colon and even the skin itself.
Free-radical damage is one of the main culprits responsible for skin aging. It causes
deterioration of our skin’s structural support system, decreasing the suppleness of elastin and collagen tissues – the wonderful network of proteins in our skin that help us avoid resembling a raisin.
Does training hard doing more harm than good to our immune systems? Athletes under heavy training schedules can see both their innate and acquired immunity decrease by as much as 15-25%. Heavy training, along with other stresses, will add up to decrease your immunity.
As a nutritionist, I was excited to watch the new Netflix documentary The Game Changers, which sets out to prove that a plant-based diet is better for your health. But as the film progressed, I became more and more disappointed…
When the mercury plummets it’s normally accompanied by the sound of coughs around the office, not to mention that one colleague who insists on snorting snot down the back of their neck at full volume. But while they have no excuse, your immune system does. You see, the cold weather is not only when the […]