Skin Superfoods

I get asked all the time if what you eat makes any difference to your skin and the answer is most definitely, yes!! My advice – think hunter-gatherer! If you think about it, our indigenous cultures had no acne before the western diet was introduced.

So what is it about our western diet that is so bad for our skin? Well, processed foods. They lack antioxidants and are full of sugars and bad fats. With my clients, I always recommend a low GI diet.

Some of the skin superfoods I love to eat are salmon, almonds, avocados, kiwi fruit and blue berries. These foods are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants including vitamins A,C,D and E.

Sadly, alcohol is out.  It prematurely ages your skin. Sugar is also out, except interestingly in the case of dark chocolate. Wrongly thought to aggravate acne, dark chocolate with at least 60% cacao helps skin stay hydrated and protects skin from sun damage. Thank the lord!!