Diet for Skin - Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel Dermatologist


Nutrition/Holistic Health


Can my nutrition and eating habits affect my skin?

Yes! One’s diet impacts all aspects of our overall health. The skin is a window to the rest of the body. Things contributing to cardiac, liver, thyroid or other dysfunction can often be seen in your skin.

We at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center firmly believe in treating you as a whole. We are happy to go over your diet with you to see how it can improve your skin, reduce your risk of cancer, or aid in treating painful swollen legs and veins. 

Call us today or make an appointment online to get started.

Is my diet damaging my skin?

It could very well be doing that. One of the things we try to address with our patients is how the food you put into your body is just as important as the products you use on your skin. Things such as milk, lots of processed foods, fried foods, and sugar affect your appearance. To have a vibrant complexion, drink enough filtered water, fresh fruits, and vegetables. We encourage out patients to monitor how many vegetables they are actually eating in a day. Many of us, end up eating a lot of quick food, such as a sandwich in the middle of a busy day. Sugar, white bread, processed luncheon meats, mayonnaise, make up a large portion of our lunches and the only real food was a small piece of lettuce.

The secret many celebrities with really clear complexions have is they eat a lot of plants in their diet. They also drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Green juices with cucumber, spinach, ginger have become especially popular to help us get the required amount of vegetables. Small changes can make a big difference! For example, try switching the sandwich for a salad at lunch, or use almond milk instead of traditional dairy in your morning coffee.

Will holistic medicine or a diet enhance my cosmetic treatments, such as botox or lasers?

Yes. Many foods, such as dairy, increase levels of inflammation in our body. By reviewing your diet during cosmetic therapies, we can identify foods that are causing inflammation resulting in facial redness or an increased number of wrinkles.

Can nutritional supplements reduce my risk for skin cancer?

Yes. In a large study, the New England Journal of Medicine found that a dietary supplement of nicotinamide 500 mg twice a day significantly reduces the risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinomas. The supplement can also reduce the amount of precancers, known as actinic keratosis.

How can I find out ways to have a healthier skin?

If you would like to review various dietary modifications to naturally and cosmetically enhance your skin, give us a call today. Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center utilizes both traditional medicine and the power of holistic healing, such as vitamin supplementation and dietary modifications.

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