It is no secret that the foundation of great skin starts from within.
A holistic approach to beauty will enhance the benefits of a topical skincare regimen and the results from medical aesthetic treatments.
Wondering where to start? We have put together our top 3 tips to set the stage for your best skin ever:
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Hydration consists of more than simply drinking enough water. Although consuming 8+ glasses of H2O per day is a great place to start, it is important to get enough sleep, as this is when your skin replenishes it’s moisture levels. Caffeine and alcohol dehydrate the skin, so be sure to up your water intake if you indulge.
It is also important to lock in hydration with a quality moisturizer. We recommend the Intense Hydration Anti-Aging Cream by Functionalab for restoring intrinsic dehydration.
Up your Omega-3s
Omega-3 fatty acids help maintain a healthy skin barrier and reduce skin inflammation, which may help relieve conditions from acne to eczema. These super fats can be found in foods such as flax seeds, salmon and walnuts. Wondering how to incorporate Omega-3’s into your diet? Check out these recipe galleries below:
Note: Try to buy wild salmon if available, and organic nuts and seeds when possible, to limit ingesting unwanted antibiotic and hormones from farmed fish, and pesticides on nuts and seeds.
Among other health benefits, antioxidants help slow the signs of aging, including the formation of fine lines and wrinkles in the skin! Eating a varied diet, rich in fruits (particularly berries) and vegetables, is a great way to increase your antioxidant intake. Green tea, coffee, and dark chocolate and also great sources. Yum!
When you treat your body well, your skin will thank you. Here’s to looking great, and feeling great too!