Skin Care = Health Care
By Janice Thompson-Restaino, PCA Certified Licensed Aesthetician
How do you take care of your body and your skin at the same time? It’s as simple as the amount of water you drink, the food you eat and your daily nutritional supplements. Taking care of your skin is not just what you do to it topically, but also what you put into our body. This helps build the base of health for skin and the body overall, promoting general wellness from within.
Omega-3 helps reduce acne and inflammation, and encourages more supple skin, leaving it more hydrated, softer and smoother. It helps create strong, healthy cells, which in turn, can help rejuvenate and renew skin for a more radiant look. Omega-3 DHA might delay or even prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and possibly other types of dementia. It is also highly beneficial for heart health as well as strengthening its position as an ultimate body-mind wellness nutrient.
Antioxidants also are up and coming in the quest to preserve mental agility and bodily health into the later years. Polyphenols, which are found in grape seeds, actually reach the brain where they are thought to prevent the formation of plaques that cause Alzheimers’ disease. And, of course, a myriad of skin care products contain antioxidants, which benefit the skin by encouraging anti-aging and fighting back against destructive free radicals. Studies have demonstrated that Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and anti-cancer characteristics.
Adopt the philosophy that skin care is health care, not a binge of vanity.