Don’t Overlook The Importance Of Nutrition

The phrase ‘you are what you eat’ might be something of a cliché, but it effectively highlights the importance of nutrition! Our bodies go through a lot, which means they need to be properly sustained in order to look after us to the best of their ability. If you don’t support it properly, you’ll be sure to notice an impact in terms of how you look and feel. 

This is something we truly believe in at Light Touch Clinic and our experts have collated a list of key vitamins you need to ensure optimal skin health.

Increase Collagen Production With Vitamin C

As you probably already know, collagen is a key protein when it comes to maintaining skin health. Over time, the production of this vital protein slows down and this leads to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To help combat this, changing your diet to include more Vitamin C could be the way forward. 

This key vitamin helps to increase collagen production while also improving cell health, wound healing and dehydrated skin. When consumed, it also has the ability to increase the effectiveness of SPF products, providing you with an extra degree of protection when paired with your usual sunscreen. It can be found in strawberries, kiwi, broccoli and cabbage in particular.

As much as we value the importance of nutrition, to boost collagen production even further, we recommend ULTRAcel skin tightening treatments. This revolutionary procedure utilises both radiofrequency and ultrasound energy to cause contractions deep in the skin tissue. This leads to enhanced collagen production and tighter, firmer skin.

Combat Dry Skin With Vitamin E

Vitamin E is famed for its ability to hydrate dry skin when applied topically but most don’t realise that it can have the same benefits when consumed, too. Not only does it help to maintain healthy skin and eyes, but it also boosts immune function. Adding more nuts and seeds into your diet is a great way to boost your intake of this key vitamin – mango, trout and avocado are also some go-to Vitamin E sources.

Dry skin often needs a bit of help to be targeted effectively, which is why we offer a range of helpful treatments at Light Touch Clinic. It’s likely that your skin appears dull and dry because of slow cell turnover, which becomes increasingly common with age. Combat this with one of our favourite procedures, chemical peels. These facials gently lift away dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, fresher complexion. They also help with the appearance of large pores, fine lines and pigmentation concerns.

Omega-3 And Acne

We couldn’t discuss the importance of nutrition without talking about acne. What many people don’t know is that omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids can help to fight the inflammation that is associated with acne, which means that adding them to your diet can reduce your symptoms. This can be done primarily through fish, like salmon and mackerel.

 

If you continue to struggle with your acne and you visit our team for a consultation, they might recommend INTRAcel as a treatment option. It uses radiofrequency microneedling to introduce controlled trauma to the skin, which kickstarts the body’s natural healing processes to pave the way for a clearer complexion.

Want To Learn More About The Importance Of Nutrition?

If you want to learn more about the importance of nutrition and how our team can help with all of your skincare needs, call us on 01932 849552 or fill out our online contact form.

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