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Face Value: A Guide To Cost-Effective Skin-Friendly Food

Face Value A Guide To Cost Effective Skin Friendly Food

Did you know that you can tell a lot about an individual’s lifestyle from the condition of their skin? From stress and sleep deprivation to poor diet and UV exposure, our bodies tell a story. This is especially true for our faces

Perhaps you’re looking to combat break-outs, dry skin, eczema or redness. If this is the case, then your lifestyle and diet should be the first thing you consider. That said, it can be tricky knowing where to start. Which foods should you buy to improve your skin?

Here at the Country Clinic, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about healthy skin. If you’re looking for skin-friendly foods that won’t break the bank, we’re here to help. Read on to discover our recipe for picture-perfect pores.

Fish

First up on our list is fatty fish. Fish, such as salmon or mackerel, contain omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are absolutely essential when looking after our skin, keeping it moisturised, soft and healthy. What’s more, incorporating fatty fish into your diet can reduce redness, acne and inflammation.

Soy

If you don’t eat fish, don’t worry; our next suggestion is plant-based. Those looking to prevent wrinkles and increase elasticity should try incorporating Soy into their diets as it contains isoflavones. These plant compounds can mimic and block oestrogen as well as protecting cells from UV damage.

Despite what you may have heard, soy consumption will not boost male oestrogen levels or lower testosterone, so it is a healthy and beneficial food for both men and women.

Tea

Next up on our list is tea! Though it may not be a ‘food’ per se, it is too good for us to miss. Specifically, green tea is loaded with wonderful compounds known as catechins. Multiple studies have discovered that catechins work to reduce redness as well as improve the moisture, thickness and elasticity of the skin.

Chocolate (Dark)

Last but not least on our list is chocolate! We know what you’re thinking. Surely, chocolate can’t be good for the skin? Well, before you sprint to the shops and load up on sweet treats, there are a few points worth noting. Not all chocolate is good for your skin, only dark chocolate with high cocoa content (70% or above).

That said, moderation is key; a little bit of dark chocolate each day contains a good amount of antioxidants. This has been proven to improve skin hydration and even protect from UV exposure.

Medical Skin Treatment At The Country Clinic

If you’re looking to better your skin, the food you eat should be healthy, varied and nutritionally balanced. That said, there are other methods of treatment that will keep your skin healthy and youthful for years to come.

Alongside a nutritious diet, skin care such as dermaplaning treatment or skin peel treatment can work wonders, leaving your skin rejuvenated and fresh.

To discuss your requirements with a member of our friendly and professional team, get in touch today.

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