“You are what you eat” – once again, science is proving direct correlation between dietary food intake and physical appearance. In a recent study out of Scotland, researchers examined skin quality in patients based on their daily consumption of fruits and vegetables. Their findings revealed that even a modest increase in daily intake of fruits and vegetables, approximately 3 servings per day, led to a noticeable improvement in skin color after 6 weeks. The color changes included more pinkness and yellowness, which are associated with healthier and more attractive looking skin. These changes are due to carotenoids, which are the yellow and red organic pigments which produce color in fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids are known anti-oxidants, and as such are involved in potentially contributing to anti-aging processes as well as lowering the risk of certain diseases such as diabetes and cancers.
Establishing proper nutrition is the first component of looking one’s best. Additional skin care regimens, such as facial peels and laser resurfacing, and plastic surgery procedures such as Botox®, dermal fillers and fat injections, eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty), facelifts and neck lifts are additional treatments which produce optimal results when performed on healthy skin.
Dr. Olivia Hutchinson is a board certified female plastic surgeon in NYC and performs a full range of plastic surgery procedures for facial rejuvenation. Please contact us or call us at (212) 452-1400 to schedule an appointment.
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