How Does What I Eat Affect My Skin?
We are what we eat. Nowhere is that more true than in our skin health. Dark circles, dull skin, breakouts, rashes and psoriasis - there isn't a skin condition I can think of that can't be improved by changing your diet and lifestyle. The skin truly is a 'Window to the Inside'.
We Are What We EAT.
Our skin cells are constantly replacing themselves. Old cells are pushed to the top where they get rubbed off, and new skin comes through from the layers underneath. It takes roughly two weeks for the skin over your whole body to be replaced. It’s a never-ending process. So where do you think your body finds the materials it needs to make these new skin cells?
The only materials it has come from the food and drink you consume on a daily basis. There’s no secret warehouse, or magic store. The quality of the cells your body makes is entirely dependent on the nutrients you provide it with.
So what makes a healthy skin cell?
Vitamin A, essential fatty acids (especially Omega 3), collagen, vitamin C, water, vitamin E, antioxidants, zinc and selenium – to name but a few!
Whether you are looking to keep your glow, or you have a specific skin issue to address, read the information below to see how we can support you.
Contact us to discuss the best membership package for you. We have helped many psoriasis, rosacea, eczema and acne patients over the years to restore their health and return their skin to glowing resilience. But if it's just a bit of gentle nudging that you need to remind you how to eat more healthily, then we've got the membership covered for that as well..
We Work with the Experts to Bring you State of the Art Skin Health..
I work with the best dermatologists and aestheticians in the country to make sure we can treat your skin issue from the inside and the outside. This enables you to get the fastest results that actually WORK long-term..
Anti-Ageing – what actually works
Why do some people age faster than others? Obviously genetics plays a part, but there’s plenty we can do to slow down the clock and keep you glowing at any age.
We might look at how well you detoxify free radicals, your hydration levels, nutrition status and your level of underlying inflammation. Using these nutritional methods alongside cutting-edge dermatology and aesthetic practices and products, we can keep you looking fresh and young whatever age you are.
Acne – not just for teenagers
The causes underlying acne will change depending on age and stage. For teenage boys, it may be a case of hormone imbalance, especially regarding testosterone, but as we age, there can be many other causes.
Food intolerances, insulin resistance, gut dysbiosis or nutrient deficiencies are just a few of the avenues we explore with acne clients. And with all our skin programmes, we can recommend appropriate treatments either with dermatologists or at home such as laser treatment for scars, LED masks or facials. We can also connect you with expert aestheticians who can advise on the best products. Using this 3-pronged approach, we can banish the break-outs for good.
Rosacea – Helicobacter?
Rosacea can be an extremely debilitating problem that affects 3 times as many women as men, and is most common between the ages of 30 and 50. It’s important to deal with rosacea as the intense blushing can cause the blood capillaries in the skin to break and stay red permanently.
The usual treatment for rosacea is antibiotics, which can help in the beginning, but prolonged use can disturb the gut flora and cause more problems later on.
Although the cause of rosacea is poorly understood there are now established links between rosacea and food allergies, B vitamin or enzyme deficiencies and gastrointestinal disorders. It is also important to rule out an overgrowth of a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori.
Psoriasis – All in the Gut?
Genetics, the gut, the immune system and hormones can all play a part in causing psoriasis. An auto-immune condition, it affects men and women equally and there is a strong family connection. Similar to other skin conditions, we will almost always start by looking at gut function, alongside the liver’s ability to detoxify, any food allergies, nutrient deficiencies and of course stress. The memberships allow us to work through all these possibilities methodically until we get to the bottom of what’s stressing your skin