Skin Health - Skindoc Dermatology

General Skin Health

The following skin health recommendations may be beneficial according to Dr Zoe Draelos, expert on cosmeceuticals at the AAD

2/3 raw carrot (Vitamin A, beta carotene)

1 raw tomato (Vitamin C)

¼ to ½ avocado and a drizzle of olive oil (vitamin E)

½ ear of corn (lutein, zeaxanthin)

1 slice of watermelon (lycopene)

1 unpeeled raw apple (phytochemicals)

1 cup of fresh or ½ cup of dry blueberries (antioxidants)

Organic flaxseed oil (phytoestrogens, essential fatty acid, linoleic acid) 1000mg daily or twice daily

Fish oil (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid for heart health not found in flaxseed oil)

Fish, chicken, yoghurt and cheese as primary sources of protein

Low glycaemic diet – limiting sugar

Anti-wrinkle or Anti-oxidant diet

Foods rich in anti-oxidants

Olive oil

Corn, tomato

Avocado, apples, berries

Legumes, onions, garlic, eggplant

Avoid foods low in anti-oxidants

Margarine, butter

Red meat, processed meat

Sugar, dessert

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