- Diet plays a significant role in the health of your skin, hair and nails. Our bodies create collagen by breaking down the protein into amino acids; these are the building blocks that are the core structure of the skin.
Eating the right amount of protein is essential for the beauty of the skin.
In addition, the correct amount of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals provide the proper nutrients and antioxidants the body requires for skin health.
- Antioxidants fight free radical damage to our cells, causing premature ageing. Free radical damage is caused by sunlight, pollution, stress etc. The best antioxidants are Vitamins A.C, E, selenium and zinc, which are best
found in natural sources of fruit and vegetables and oily fish. However, you can supplement these with high-quality antioxidant tablets.
- Water: The skin alone contains 64% Water and is essential to cellular functions; therefore, it is vital to healthy, supple skin; when the skin is dehydrated, it can become dull, saggy and sallow.
- Sunscreen is an essential element of skincare and anti-ageing and should be adopted from a young age. Although we need some sun exposure for vital vitamin
D production, too much exposure can cause premature ageing and lead to skin cancer. A broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen applied daily can help keep the skin cells healthy, delaying lines, wrinkles and sagging.
- Don’t Smoke! Smoking not only damages your health but is so detrimental to your skin. The toxins in tobacco and nicotine starve your skin of its vital oxygenation, causing rapid premature ageing and often leaving a dull
yellowish looking tinge on the skin.
- Adopt a great skincare routine. Cleansing, protecting and moisturising using the correct skin care products for your skin type can make all the difference to the appearance of your skin. (for a comprehensive guide, please
check out our e-book beauty for each generation)
By: Lynda Naji Business development manager and Creative writer
Royale hayat hospital Kuwait.