Here at Northwest Medi Spa we believe that diet affects the skin. While it can be hard to tease out what elements in our diet have beneficial effects, a study by Maeve C. Cosgrove and her colleague published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2007 showed that patients whose faces had a wrinkled appearance reported eating significantly less protein, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A. Dry skin was observed in women with lower linoleic acid (an essential Omega-6 fatty acid) and vitamin C.
We have seen the significant benefits of using the biologically active form of vitamin A on the skin in the form of retinoic acid. Another name for retinoic acid is tretinoin, often referred to as Retin-A, which is the original trade name of the product. In addition, vitamin C has been used for years topically as a potent antioxidant, repairing sun damage and preventing many skin conditions including skin cancer.
At Northwest Medi Spa we offer a host of topical products that have been shown to help the cosmetic appearance of the skin and more. For healthy, great looking skin, we recommend a nutrient-rich diet low in processed carbohydrates and saturated fats while high in Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin C and vitamin A. Oral supplementation of these vitamins and nutrients should be considered if your diet is lacking in these elements.
We have a large variety of effective topical products available at Northwest Medi Spa. If you have questions or need to purchase skin care products, feel free call us at 541-318-7311. LIKE us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on Northwest Medi Spa news and promotions.