Kelly Pearson Skin Health

Ways to improve your skin health with Dr. Pearson

I always say if you put healthy in, you get healthy out! This is also true for skin health, but what ingested nutrients and even vitamins are best? Well, here are a few categories that will help you keep your skin looking healthy, refreshed, and looking its best!

Fruits: 

Firstly, Citrus fruits, tomatoes, strawberries, and bell peppers all provide the body with vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential in our healthy skin to prevent unstable free radicals from damaging DNA and skin cells. Red and pink fruits also contain antioxidants that absorb UV light and fight free radicals.

Most vegetables outrank fruits in the amount of key vitamins they provide. Even iceberg lettuce ranks better than most fruits. It is important to eat greens of all kinds, cooked and raw. There’s no simple rule, it is just best to have a variety of greens in your diet.

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Leafy Greens: 

Nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils:

​​Following, Linoleic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid found in nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils. A recent study showed there is a correlation between omega-6 fatty acids and younger-looking skin.

Soy isoflavones found in legumes like soybeans are associated with higher collagen content in the skin health.

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Fish and Fish Oils:

Next, The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and fish oil supplements improve collagen production and also reduce inflammation in the body.
Salmon, herring, and mackerel all provide omega-3 fatty acids that keep the skin supple and moisture

Collagen Supplements: 

Collagen supplements have been examined for benefits in increasing the thickness and density of collagen. Results are mixed. Many studies support some evidence of improved collagen density, while others have failed to reach statistical significance. Collagen supplements hold promise for skin anti-aging properties, but more evidence is needed to determine the full benefits, safety, and dosage.

Finally, If you would like to learn more about some possible treatments to enhance your already beautiful skin. Visit our services page and check out what we have to offer.