Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin

Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin

While putting on a fantastic face cream or smoothing a hair serum works wonders, but for beauty that’s more than skin deep eating fruits and veggies rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals is the answer. There’s a direct connect to the condition of your skin to the kind of foods you eat. Skin is our largest organ and what you put in your mouth, shows up on your skin.

Foods that hurt your skin

If your diet has too much of salt, sugar or alcohol, you skin will look patchy, dry, puffy and old.These tend to constrict the blood vessels which in turn impact the cellular structure of the skin.

Excess sugar in your diet can actually break down the elastin and collagen structure of your skin, leading to fine line and wrinkles.

A that bag chips or extra sprinkling of salt on your salad might be tickle the taste buds, but they do something nasty to the skin – puffiness under the skin.

Deep fried foods can aggravate excess sebum production in your skin. The equation in this case is simple: deep fried food can raise the acidity levels in your gut, which in turn hurts the good bacteria in there leading toxicity. Your body is unable to flush out the toxins leading to excess sebum production and acne breakout.

Coffee is an excellent pick me up, but restrict it to two cups a day. Excess coffee dehydrates your skin like no other. Alcohol is its other partner. Both are great at pulling out water from your body leaving the skin cells dehydrated. Skin looks dry and is prone to early aging.

Foods that restore radiance to your skin

Eating right is very important for your overall health, and when you fill yourself up with the right kind of fruits and vegetables it shows up on your skin. For great skin and hair, you must remember to add the following food essentials including proteins, essential fatty acids (EFA), vitamins A,B,C,D,E, copper, zinc, selenium, iron, folic acid, and most important of all water. Eat foods that have high water content, it naturally provides the skin cells with the necessary moisture, which gives the top layer of your skin the right hydration.

Foods that cure skin woes

Worry: Dehydrated skin that feels taut even after external moisturisation.

Cause: Moisture imbalance in the skin cells.

Beauty food: Cucumber, watermelon, aloe vera juice

How it cures: These water rich foodshave a thirst quenching and anti-inflammatory properties which provide the skin cells with hydration. Cucumber is a rich source of vitamin B, and is 95% water and rehydrates the body. On the other hand watermelon has 92% water content and is a rich source of lycopene. Both vitamin B and lycopene are important actives for sustaining healthy skin cells.

Worry: Dry, flaky skin

Cause: No emollient on the skin, lack of natural sebum

Beauty food: Tea spoon of olive or coconut oil, handful of almonds and walnuts

How it cures: We need essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 6 to ensure our skin cells are plump, and body produces natural sebum which forms a protective layer over skin. A handful of walnuts and almonds provide your body with vitamin E, an essential antioxidant that protects the ski from free radicals as well.

Worry: Fine lines that starts as soon as you hit the 30s

Cause: Natural aging process, loss of collagen under the skin

Beauty food: Red grapes, strawberries, pomegranates

How it cures: These three red fruits are rich sources of vitamin A, antioxidants and AHA which all help in slowing down collagen degeneration, fighting cell damaging free radicals, and faster skin cell renewal.

Worry: Patchy skin due to excessive sun exposure

Cause: uneven melanin production, lack of vitamin C in the body

Beauty foods: Amla( Indian gooseberry), tomatoes, kiwi fruits, dark chocolate

How it cures: Amla is one of the most stable sources of vitamin C which is important for balancing out melanin production and has skin lightening properties.Kiwi is also rich in vitamin C and helps fight wrinkles caused by sun damage. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an important antioxidant that prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Both tomatoes and amla help in preventing photo damage to the skin caused by sun exposure.

Worry: Acne breakout

Cause: Stress, overactive oil glands, toxin build-up in the body

Beauty food: Chirata, Ginger root, neem, apple cider vinegar, pumpkin seeds

How it cures: Both chirata or Indian gentian, and ginger root help in removing toxins from the body. Soak chirata sticks in water overnight and drink it in the morning daily to detox your body. Neem is a natural antiseptic that prevents bacterial infection on the skin. A teaspoon or two of neem leaf juice might be bitter but very beneficial for clearing out blemishes. Dilute a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and sip through the day – it has a good amount of probiotics that detoxify the body. Add a dash of toasted pumpkin seeds to your salad to get your dose of zinc which helps in drying out pruritic acne.

 

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ANTIOXIDANTS – AN INTERNAL SUNSCREEN

You probably already know the three surest ways to ensure the youthful skin: Protect your skin from the sun, eat a healthy diet and don’t smoke. In addition, a variety of vitamins and antioxidants may also improve the health and quality of your skin.

Antioxidants are nutrients and enzymes that fight free radical damage, boost immunity, delay skin aging and protect against sun damage. It almost works as an internal sunscreen for your body. Antioxidants slow down and prevent the effect of free radicals that start oxidation that can lead to cell dysfunction . If you’ve seen a peeled banana turn brown, you’ve seen oxidation in action.

Antioxidants are found in many foods, including fruits and vegetables. They are also available as dietary supplements. Incorporating the right antioxidants into your diet (rosemary, tomato paste (lycopene), grape seed extract, pomegranate, soy, green tea, pomegranates, coffee berries, grape seeds, olives, mushrooms and more) and skin care routine can delay your aging process dramatically.

There are a variety of topical skin care antioxidants in the market. Skin gets the most benefit when several antioxidants are applied together, much the same way that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is healthier than eating only blueberries or only broccoli. Treat your skin to a variety of potent, stable, and well-researched antioxidants.

 

Some of the most important antioxidants for your skin are:

Vitamins C and E and Selenium
• Coenzyme Q10
• Retinoic Acid
• Flavonoids (Green Tea and Chocolate)

 

Let me list out some of the major benefits of antioxidants:

It can reverse Sun damage:
Too much sun can dry out your skin and damage the cells. Sun damage can make skin appear rough and wrinkly. Antioxidants stimulate blood flow in the skin and helps in the growth of new cells. This repairs sun-damaged skin and makes it appear younger.

Tones up your skin:
Antioxidants can reverse and delay the aging process by rejuvenating skin cells and improving skin health. Coenzyme Q-10 is a common skin-firming antioxidant that plays a very important role in toning up the skin.

Anti-inflammatory:
Antioxidants work really well for sensitive skin to calm down inflammation. Antioxidants, such as alpha lipoic acid and others found in green tea, pine bark produce valuable anti-inflammatory results by increasing cell metabolism and circulation. Reducing inflammation promotes more even tone skin and helps keep acne and wrinkles at bay.

Helps with wrinkles:
Most antioxidants are great for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but vitamin C and E are especially beneficial. Although it is nearly impossible to make wrinkles disappear, skin care products with antioxidants can help plump out the skin and make it appear more youthful.

Reduces the appearance of scars:
The cell structure of a scar tissue is different than that of a healthy skin. Many types of antioxidants, including those found in aloe and an onion extract called allium, increase the blood flow to scar tissue that minimize the appearance of the scar and helps blend with the new skin.

 

Get the best Consultant  from Dr Chytra V Anand from Bangalore.
 
Email: info@drchytravanand.com
Address: 67/2, Lavelle Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
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Dermal Fillers treatment bangalore : Dr Chytra V Anand

Dermal filler, is a product that is injected under the skin, to smooth out the wrinkles and deep lines of the face or to re-hydrate and rejuvenate hands, lips, and other areas of the body. Deep lines and wrinkle can be due to age, hormones or UV damage caused by the sun. Fillers re-hydrate and firm the injected areas.

Let’s bust the myths associated with dermal fillers:

Myth#1: Safe ?

Lots of patients come to me and ask if it is safe to undergo a filler procedure ? Yes, it is.

Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our body. It is biosynthetically produced without the use of animal substances. If the hyaluronic acid is non-animal derived, it theoretically has lesser chance of causing an allergic reaction.  However, it is not recommended for individuals with a history of multiple or anaphylactic allergic reactions or for pregnant or breastfeeding women and people under 18 years of age.

Myth#2: Multiple Treatments?

Patients are apprehensive about requiring multiple treatments and results not being permanent

Although noticeable results can be achieved after a single procedure, the hyaluronic acid will eventually be absorbed into the body, just as the naturally occurring substance will. Results from treatment can last as long as a year. Depending upon the severity of the issue for individual patients, additional treatments may be required for optimum results over an extended period.

Myth# 3:  Side Effects?

Doctors and medicines are infamous for side effects. But in this case no.

No major side effects have been recorded among patients using cosmetic filler. The most common immediate after effects of a  treatment may include swelling or soreness of the affected area, redness or other mild discoloration, a slight stinging sensation or itching or light bruising, all of which should only last for 1 to 7 days. If any of these symptoms persist, patients are advised to contact their physician. After the procedure, patients should avoid exposing the treated area to extreme hot or cold temperatures. Allergic reactions and post-procedure infection are extremely rare.

Myth# 4: No Emoticons ?

Patients are concerned whether fillers will freeze their expressions like Botox.

Botox and facial fillers are two separate treatments. Botox relaxes the facial muscles to prevent them from making the skin wrinkle and fold. Facial fillers restore lost volume without inhibiting the patient’s facial muscles.

Myth# 5 :  Wrinkles….Only then fillers?

No. Fillers can be used to accentuate your facial features as well. It is true that fillers revolumise the face, fill in wrinkles and smooth out fine lines but there are many benefits from facial fillers. Facial fillers can also restore a crisp, defined jawline , and as well as accentuate the cheekbone region. Hyaluronic acid within the facial fillers stimulates the production of collagen in your skin which keeps the skin youthful, voluminous and supple.

Myth# 6: No pain no gain ?

Fillers are administered through tiny facial injections with very thin needles

Although the actual injections can be a little uncomfortable, the discomfort can be mitigated by a topical anesthetic. Apart from the pricking sensation of the needle, patients should experience little or no discomfort from the procedure.  After treatment, you can continue about your normal, everyday activities.

Myth# 7: Need Professionals?

Yes …..You need to do fillers with qualified practitioners

Although injecting filler is a non-invasive treatment, it is still considered a medical procedure. A qualified and experienced Dermatologist can help you determine which facial injections and what injectable filler treatments are right for you. Therefore it is strongly advised that patients only receive treatment from qualified and experienced Dermatologists.

 

 

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Address: 67/2, Lavelle Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

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Skin Protection in Summers with these food

Most of us lead lives where we are inconspicuously sucked into a food routine and are desperately trying to claw our way out of it. Sensible diet can make your summer more pleasant and cool. During summer, there is an abundance of fresh, delicious and healthy choices of food with secret health benefits!So this is the time to change your food habits for the better.

 

1. Corn

Nothing says summer like fresh sweet corn. And did you know that two antioxidants—lutein and zeaxanthin—in corn may act like natural sunglasses, helping to form pigment that filters out some of the sun’s damaging rays. Yellow corn is a rich source of beta-carotene, which forms vitamin A that is vital for the maintenance of a healthy skin. Vitamin C and lycopene are potent antioxidants that prevent the UV generated free radicals from damaging the skin and increase the production of collagen that assists in the maintenance of smooth skin. Besides being eaten, corn can also be applied topically as corn oil, which is a rich source of linoleic acid.

 

2.Tomatoes

There’s no question that sunscreen should be your first line of defense against the blazing summer sun. But eating tomatoes could give you a little extra protection. It’s all about the lycopene in the tomato! Consuming more lycopene—the carotenoid that makes tomatoes red—may protect your skin from sunburn. Tomatoes and tomato products enable your skin to take in oxygen, delaying aging and wrinkling.

 

3.Bottle Gourd / Lauki

This might not be your favorite vegetable, but is rich in calcium, magnesium, Vitamin A, C and folate. This superhero vegetable works well on high blood pressure, keeps the heart healthy and is considered an excellent blood purifier.With powerhouse nutrients such as vitamin C and zinc, bottle gourd helps in tackling pre-mature ageing. The juice helps slow down cell ageing and prevents wrinkles to appear on the face.

 

4.Watermelon

In addition to delivering skin-protecting lycopene, watermelon is 92 percent water. So it keeps you hydrated. When your body is hydrated, the production of collagen is promoted and you get a firm and young-looking skin.Watermelon is an excellent source of anti-oxidants. Thus, it aids to fight the free radicals which are considered responsible for the occurrence of age-spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Watermelon is efficient in preventing your skin from these damages.

 

5.Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in ellagic acid which is an antioxidant, thus helps to minimize the wrinkles and also prevents the destruction of collagen which is responsible for the skin tightness. It also protects the skin against the harmful UVA and UVB rays.Vitamin C in strawberries makes natural skin bleach which gently improves the skin color by controlling the melanin production that causes darkness. Vitamin C also makes the skin smoother and tones it.

 

Lastly, increase water intake regardless of your food intake. Don’t forget that water is a key ingredient in keeping the body cool. With high humidity levels, sweat will not evaporate quickly. This prevents the body from releasing heat in an efficient manner. This is why it is necessary to hydrate and drink water, even when you are not thirsty.

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Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid) Surgery in Bangalore

Blepharoplasty or Eye Surgery is the surgical treatment to correct either of droopy eyelids or puffy under eye areas.

If we talk of the specifics which eye surgery or blepharoplasty can help us with, the uses would be the following:

  • Contouring and tightening the sagging skin, usually of the upper eyelid
  • Removal of the fatty deposits in the under eye region which result in puffiness
  • Eye bags which are there but devoid of any fat
  • Drooping lower eyelids which give a bulging appearance to the eyes
  • Fine lines and wrinkles in the under eye region

A total non-risk, less downtime procedure, some people do experience an initial swelling or bruising or slightly dry eyes. Medicines are usually prescribed for these conditions in order to soothe the eyes.

The average period over which this discomfort can be experienced is about two weeks. Should the discomfort continues beyond this duration, it is strongly advised to get in touch with your cosmetologist immediately?

There is no bar on who can go for an eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. It is however not advised for pregnant women or those who have high blood pressure issues because of the complications that might result.

Like all surgeries it is important in the case of blepharoplasty as well that one is sure of the cosmetologist/surgeon they have chosen for the procedure. Also, as much importance is assigned to the fact that the person concerned should not hide anything about their medical history from the doctor.

That being said, eyelid surgery is the procedure you can go for to have your eyes perfected