Skinfresh nutrition

Skin ageing is a continuous process that is heavily determined by influences including intrinsic ageing that cannot be altered, as well as some that can be. These factors include hormone status, diet and digestion. Our nurses tackle this as a foundational theme in your skin health care.

 

 

Dr Frances' Anti Ageing Advice

Skinfresh clients are continuously asking how to have younger-looking skin and here's some advice you can take from Dr Frances herself:

  • Sleep. Be in bed and asleep before 10.30 pm. If not, take Melatonin as it extends your life, prevents and fights cancer and is a major antioxidant in your body
  • Keep a sustainable and healthy diet 
  • Regular exercise to reduce stress and maintain weight
  • Take nutritional supplements. Take Omega 3 fish oil, a good Multivitamin and Vitamin C. then test and correct any deficiencies of iron, B12, Vitamin D, Zinc and Magnesium
  • Maintain healthy skincare with suitable products for your skin 
  • After undertaking an initial course of skin treatments, keep up your maintenance programme.

 

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Comprehensive Skin Analysis

$ 75

 

Our nurses first approach your skin health with nutrition so that any treatments you have with Skinfresh are fully optimised. 

 

Have a comprehensive skin consultation, which includes nutritional support and you receive this credited back to your account when you have a treatment with us. 



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Skin Maintenance Programme & Benefits

If you are going to invest in any skin treatments, you should be prepared to look after yourself and also undertake skin maintenance. Start skin tightening treatments early to prevent skin sagging with age.

 

A few treatments you could consider, include the following:

 

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General Nutrition

Nutritional deficiencies can occur as a result of poor diet and digestion. This, in turn, can then influence skin health.  In our fast lives, we so often grab convenience foods as we rush along. This tends to create a situation where you take in calorie-dense, but nutrient sparse foods, like a muffin.

 

It is vital for all clients to maintain and live a healthy lifestyle, this will show immensely on your skin but also your body and well-being.

 

Many females from childhood to their 40's tend to be low in iron and Vitamin B12.  It is also suspected that many people, in general, are deficient in nutrients such as selenium, Vitamin C, E, A and B vitamins. Skinfresh is here to help guide you with your internal nutrition to get you on the right path.

 

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Nutrients for Skin Health

  • Co-enzyme Q10  is important in cellular energy production and also acts as an antioxidant and, as such, it is an anti-ageing agent. 
  • Copper is an essential trace element and helps control free radicals by enabling superoxide dismutase - a major antioxidant. Copper enables skin formation and repair
  • Fish Oils help inflammation in the body and skin. 
  • Flavinoids refer to fruit and vegetable and other food constituents such as quercetin, rutin and hesperidins, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanocides, epigallochatechin galatin, and genistein. 

 

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  • Magnesium is found in green leafy vegetables, nuts, peas, beans and whole grains. It is the busiest mineral in the body, being required for 600 reactions. It is important for cellular energy production. 
  • Manganese is a component of superoxide dysmutase, a powerful antioxidant in the body. Foods containing manganese include nuts, fruits and vegetables - especially hazelnuts, blackberries, pineapple, lentils, beans and whole grains. 
  • Selenium is an essential mineral found in seafood, liver, lean red meat, brewers yeast, kelp, garlic, milk, eggs and grains grown in selenium-rich soil. In New Zealand, we have a deficiency of selenium in the soil, so extra attention must be given to the diet. 

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Vitamins for Healthy Skin

  • Vitamin A - is to regulate and control cell growth and differentiation, promoting a stable cell state
  • Vitamin B2 or riboflavin - is known to help the skin when it is included in skincare products
  • Vitamin B3 or niacin - Deficiency of Vitamin B3 causes a condition called pellagra which consists of diarrhoea, dermatitis, and dementia
  • Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid - Vitamin B5 is needed locally in the skin for wound healing
  • Vitamin C - is to boost collagen production, reduce oxidation and reduce brown pigmentation 
  • Vitamin D - is largely made in the skin and the kidneys after the sun contacts the skin. It is a powerful antioxidant.
  • Vitamin E - works hand in hand alongside Vitamin C in the skin. It is an important antioxidant
  • Zinc - helps with the immune system, in wound healing and for the thyroid.

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