With so many of us striving for clear, beautiful, celebrity like skin, it seems as if we’ll try almost any kind of skin care product that claims to be helpful. But did you know that there are foods that can be eaten that have specific qualities and ingredients that can actually give us clearer and healthier skin from the inside out? At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our board-certified dermatologists want you to know about the best foods for your skin that can help you achieve that oh-so-perfect glow.
Oily Or Acne Prone Skin
If you suffer from oily or acne-prone skin, some of the best foods that you can eat are foods high in vitamin A, for example, liver, carrots, dark greens, and sweet potatoes. We realize that some of these suggestions may not sound too appetizing, but they can really work wonders for your skin. Adding foods high in probiotics, are also wonderful for oily and acne prone skin, as they work to fight inflammation. At CLDerm, our dermatologists also suggest treatments like the IPL Photofacial, which has been proven to reduce the appearance of acne in the correct candidates.
Redness & Pigment Problems
For redness and pigment problems, foods high in silica, like cucumbers, are believed to cool your body from the inside out—ultimately resulting in the reduction of inflammation that causes redness. It’s important to remember to avoid alcohol whenever possible if you experience facial redness often, as this can be a trigger for pigment related issues. Other foods that are great at helping to control pigmentation issues include almonds and chickpeas.
Sufferers of dry skin have found relief in foods like walnuts, salmon, and other types of oily fish that contain flaxseed. When foods that are high in moisture and hydration are ingested into our body, we can see the results through our skin, which often improves dry and itchy areas. Avoiding alcohol and caffeine at all cost when experiencing dry skin is extremely important, as it acts as a diuretic and causes our bodies to expel moisture and hydration that can help defeat dry skin.
Speak With Our Dermatologists Today
Eating right isn’t the only thing that can help you get clear and healthy skin. If you’d like to learn more about the different procedures that may benefit you, we encourage you to contact our dermatologists today to schedule your initial consultation by calling 858-943-2113. With more than 38 skin-rejuvenating lasers, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego can help you achieve the skin you’ve always dreamed of. For additional information, please contact our office today.
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