Medical SKIN conditionS

Skin and
Nutrition

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Healthy skin and nutrition go hand in hand. A well-balanced diet rich in essential nutrients is crucial for achieving and maintaining vibrant and radiant skin. Certain vitamins, such as vitamin A, C, and E, play a key role in promoting collagen production, protecting the skin from oxidative stress, and maintaining its elasticity.

Staying hydrated helps to maintain the skin’s moisture balance, flush out toxins, and support overall skin function. Adequate hydration helps keep the skin supple, smooth, and less prone to dryness and wrinkles.

How Diet Affects Your Skin?

When we indulge in a diet filled with sugar and processed foods, it can lead to an increase in blood sugar levels, triggering a cascade of inflammation in the body. This inflammation can manifest in the form of skin issues like acne breakouts, while the chronic exposure to sugar and processed foods can also contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, leading to premature skin aging.

FAQ

Some medical research suggests that avoiding extremely high intakes of dairy and sugary products with a high glycaemic index (GI) may be beneficial for those with acne.

 

Foods that are considered low GI include vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, fish, and whole grain breads and cereals. 

 

While dietary changes may not be a standalone solution for acne, they can certainly help accelerate the progress of acne treatment and improve overall skin health. Combining a healthy diet with medical treatments can provide the best results in managing acne and preventing further scarring.

 

Morning

  • Cleanser (non-soap)- Gentle, pH balanced cleansing gel
  • Toner- Balances and restores skin microbiome.
  • Lactic acid, salicylic acid - To resurface, hydrate, calm and balance oil flow.
  • 21% zinc oxide moisturiser with SPF 15 PA+++ - Calms skin redness and promotes healing and minimises excess oil flow and breakouts.

Night

  • Cleanser (non-soap)- Gentle, pH balanced cleansing gel
  • Toner- Balances and restores skin microbiome.
  • Niacinamide (B3)- Reduces breakouts and congestion by regulating oil flow.
  • Retinol- Regulates epidermal turnover, oil production and reduces inflammation.
  • Water-based moisturiser- Lightweight, non-comedogenic, oil-free formula.

WHICH TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?

Book in for a skin consultation with Dr Tina for an individualised acne treatment plan.  Your best treatment will often depend on your age, gender, triggers and causes of your acne.

Dr Tina can advise on a combination including:

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