A nutritious diet makes for healthy skin, expert says

20 December 2011

People considering cosmetic surgery should be aware of the effects lifestyle choices can have on the skin.

This is according to one dermatology expert who stated that diet can make the facial skin look aged, tired and unhealthy.

Victoria Evans, a corporate trainer at the International Dermal Institute, said: "If you are overweight, have a high fatty diet and you don't have a lot of essential fats or vitamins, then your skin, body and general health is not going to be reflective of health."

She added that toxins taken in through food show on the skin and can cause blemishes and a dull colour.

Keeping the skin looking healthy can be done through eating food that is high in vitamins and antioxidants, the expert continued.

Foods that are rich in omega-3, omega-6, as well as oily fish, nuts and fruit and vegetables are good for the skin, Ms Evans commented.

The information published by the American Academy of Dermatology in Science Daily suggested that eating foods high in protein and certain vitamins and minerals might provide valuable anti-ageing effects.

Posted by Edward Bartel

"American Academy of Dermatology: What To Eat For Glowing Healthy Skin." ScienceDaily, November 9th 2007.

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