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YOUR DIET AND YOUR SKIN: A REMINDER OF THE BASICS

\n\nWe’ve said it before, medical patient and we’ll say it again: great skin is the foundation to an excellent beauty routine. Even the best makeup isn’t fully effective unless it’s on or near the best skin you can possibly present. If you’re struggling to keep your skin healthy and beautiful, sales there may be things you can do to help without the aid of any makeup or skin products. Specifically, you are what you eat, and so is your skin.\n\nSugary skin\n\nIt sounds like a good thing, right? Not quite. Extra sugar – and this can be sugar from ice cream or things seemingly more innocuous, like simple carbs in the average slice of bread – stiffens skin in a way that leads to wrinkles. If you do need a good dosage of sugar, try fruit, since the sugars are more complex and often accompany skin-healthy antioxidants.\n\nSea skin\n\nFish live in water, so it shouldn’t be terribly surprising that eating them can keep your skin moist. The omega-3 fatty acids present in fish are responsible for this, and they also work against the breakdown of skin cells. If fish aren’t quite your thing, try walnuts as a nuttier alternative.\n\nMediterranean skin\n\nIf you’re thinking of gorgeous, tan skin right now, your mind is in the right place, but no one is suggesting that you move to Europe and lie on the beach all day long. In fact, this tip is actually directly tied in to the previous fish fact; the Mediterranean diet leans away from simple carbs, dairy products, and meats in favor of fish, fruits and vegetables, nuts, beans, fiber-heavy foods, and especially olive oil. The Mediterranean diet preserves the part of your chromosomes that age your skin, so adhering to it will prevent this nicely.\n\nAfter you’ve achieved excellent skin, you can even more deeply customize and enhance your beauty with the art of permanent cosmetics. The Whitney Center is the world leader in this field. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you.