At glo Skin Clinic, a consultation with our experienced nutrition practitioner will provide a picture of your lifestyle, eating habits, medical history and health concerns. Nutrition guidelines will be established to help you make good daily food choices for a comprehensive approach to overall health, weight management and skin health.
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you reach and maintain a healthy body weight, reduce your risk of chronic disease and promote optimum health. It is important to follow a balanced healthy diet that includes a range of foods to avoid deficiencies which can lead to a variety of health problems.
Our nutrition guidelines will not only nourish your overall health but also your skin health. ‘You are what you eat’ has never been truer. We all have our favourite skincare product or treatment but beautiful skin starts with optimum nourishment. Skin cells are constantly shed and replaced with younger cells, only a steady supply of key nutrients from food will support this rapid growth, creating healthy, soft, supple, blemish free skin and help slow the aging process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to take vitamins or supplements?
A healthy balanced diet contains all the vitamins you need. The modern diet may not contain adequate nutrients to support a healthy body. A consultation with our nutrition specialist will help to identify parts of the diet that can improved. Supplements can be beneficial and may be advised to take for short periods to boost vitamin levels when embarking on revised food guidelines.
How does stress affect my diet and gut health?
Stress is a normal response from your body to help you handle difficult situations and threats. Being constantly stressed can lead to stress related symptoms and can effect your health, including digestive health. Triggered higher levels of stress hormones can have an impact on your diet encouraging you to make unhealthy food choices effecting gut flora. Adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle might help to alleviate some of the symptoms of stress. Probiotics can help encourage and support adequate levels of healthy gut bacteria for a healthier immune system to help fight infection. It is worth exploring ways to manage stress and there are a number of approaches and techniques.
How can nutrition effect skin conditions
Relieving certain skin conditions through eating a balanced diet can have a positive effect. Hereditary and environmental triggers may play a part in developing some skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Eating certain foods may trigger flare ups and some people may be diagnosed with food intolerances that can cause inflammation in the skin. Foods containing pre and probiotics can help support a healthy immune system and may help to reduce flare-ups and intolerance reactions.
Skin ageing, nutrition and skincare
The skin is the largest organ of the body and is reported to reflect general health and ageing. Nutrition and its direct connection with the skin effects skin ageing. The best and most effective way to work against skin ageing is a combined plan of a balanced diet of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and topical cosmeceutical skincare and periodic pro-ageing clinical treatments to help prolong a youthful skin appearance. A diet deficient in adequate nutrients will result in collagen and elastin (the cell and connective structure of the skin) to break down causing premature ageing, lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and dryness.
A course of effective advanced skin treatments, and diet and lifestyle guidelines can have a positive effect on the signs of ageing. At consultation, our specialist will discuss a program of treatments to target specific concerns, give dietary advice and a consistent homecare routine with the highly acclaimed Skin Philosophy skincare to help address your skin ageing concerns to achieve the best results.