Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Food for Fall, Make My Skin Glow

Monday, November 4th, 2013

It’s true the Abella Skin Care line can help you achieve a great complexion.  Also the food you consume plays a major role in your skins appearance. During the Fall season we recommend adding Butternut Squash to your diet. Squash is a great source of vitamin A with high levels of Beta-Carotene. Beta- Carotene targets and repairs skin cells. Ready for another bonus… it’s easy to cook. Cut in half, scoop out the seeds, rub a little, salt and pepper if desired and bake in the oven.

 

 

Hot topic on nutrition continued

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Nutrition affects the entire body and the link between skin and diet are interrelated.  Inform your clients that they can counteract most of the common skin care conditions such as acne or rosacea by their food choices.

Our diet doesn’t cause acne or rosacea but it can be a contributing factor. Avoid the trigger foods!

Suggest to your clients to avoid the following:

– Junk food and processed foods with empty calories

– Spicy foods                                        – Alcohol                           

– Coffee and caffeinated drinks           – Dairy

– Cured meats

You can’t force your clients to eat healthy. Although, you can educate them and provide information that they can apply to their daily routine for better results.

Lead by example! Offer an assortment of vegetables in the waiting room and instead of ranch dressing try hummus.

 

In response to a question: The foundation for healthy skin is good nutrition.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

The simplest and best change you can do for your skin is to drink lots of water. Water hydrates the skin cells and cleans out toxins.  Many beverages can actually harm the skin. Avoid drinking alcohol and coffee that cause the small blood vessels, under the skin surface to widen.

When eating avoid highly processed foods and food with saturated and trans fats. Try incorporating more whole grains into your diet, as well as plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit, and lean protein. This will help control inflammation and make skin tone appear more even. Limit the amount of soda, sugary snacks, and other “junk foods” whenever possible, these foods tend to trigger breakouts. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain!