As skin care continues to be a trending topic, Dr. Davis made an appearance on PHL17 with Demetria Green to discuss how certain foods can affect the health of your skin. It may sound simple, but eliminating a few sugary foods from your diet and adding in what Dr. Davis refers to as “Wrinkle Wreckers” can make a significant difference.
Going forward, it’s crucial for you to try to avoid these substances as much as possible:
- Whole milk
- Red meat or processed meat
- Soft drinks
This may sound impossible to some, but we’re not telling you to eliminate everything 100%. By beginning the process of being aware of how food affects your skin, you’re on your way to a healthier lifestyle all together.
Learn more about how adjusting your diet can leave your skin glowing by tuning in to Dr. Steven Davis on PHL17.
- Well, one of the latest trends in beauty, is skin care. Many women and men are buying creams, even serums, to get the best skin possible. But, did you know that what you eat also can have a positive impact on your skin. So, one plastic surgeon says that changing your diet can keep you looking young and fresh. He joins us now live. Dr. Steven Davis is a local board certified plastic surgeon. Good morning, and thanks for joining us today.
- Good morning, good morning Demetria. Hi.
- So, we often hear the phrase “You are what you eat”, so tell us how our diet can actually have an affect on our skin, both good and bad.
- Well, you know, as a plastic surgeon, you know, I’ve been operating for a very long time now, and when I sit down with my patients, you know, over the years, I’ve really said, you know, what could you do to try to help the overall results that I’m trying to get for you. Because, as plastic surgeons we’re trying to get the most incredible results for the patients all the time. So, what we decided to do was to really sit down and, instead of just giving out vitamins and supplements, and things like that, what if we could tell you about certain foods that you could just add to your diet. And certain foods that you could take away from your diet, to try to not only enhance the results that I’m gonna give you, but what about protecting the investment for what you just spent on this incredible, you know, cosmetic plastic surgery. So, that’s where we started to come up with the foods that, you know, again, it’s not that difficult to really add a few of these to the meals, and to also subtract some of these that are not so great for you. And, again, with everything that everyone’s going through with COVID-19, it’s also a great thing to think about trying to stay as healthy for your immune system, as possible. And, when we go over some of these foods, they do have an incredible result in just maintaining your immune system to be able to fight off any viruses and other types of things that may be coming down the pike.
- I love that. They have so many different benefits, and it’s such an easy thing to do. So, I do want to get to these foods because, you call them the Wrinkle Wreckers, and they’re right here. The foods to stay away from. You say, butter, whole milk, margarine, red meat or processed meat, potatoes, sugar and soft drinks. So, why is it so important for us to stay away from those?
- If you are gonna clump all these things together and say “Why are these things bad?”, here’s the real issue. The issue is that a lot of these sugary type foods, a lot of these, um, buttery or processed meats, are breaking down our system in not being able to let us do our normal repair of our skin cells. Because, every day, as we’re getting older, our cells are turning over. And, if we can get these cells to turn over, in a health manner, you’re gonna look more healthy and younger. The word free radicals is probably something that a lot of people have heard. It’s not a good thing. Because, free radicals are something that kind of scramble around in your system and start tearing apart actually healthy organs and, let’s not forget that one of the biggest organs in the body, if not the biggest, is the skin. So, when we’re talking about wrinkles and things like that, we wanna make sure that we’re fortifying that organ as best as possible. And, one of the best things that we could do, is to try to eliminate things like a sugary substance, that really is going to impact the cell itself and break down the cell wall in such a way that you don’t really look, um, as moisturized, you’re not gonna make your skin look as healthy as it could be. And let’s be honest, when we’re doing facelifts, when we’re doing tummy tucks, when we’re doing things where we’re actually purposely trying to get that skin to be tighter and more youthful, we wanna feed this as best as we can so that it looks so juicy and healthy. So, those are really the concepts there.
- I love that, but Dr. Davis, those are all of my favorite foods that were listed in there, so that hurt my heart a little bit.
- You don’t have to completely eliminate them. The concept, and that’s the reason why I think it makes so much sense, because if you had that list of what’s good, and we can go over those too, and what’s bad, you just have to try to get more to the good side than to the bad side.
- [Demetria] Of course.
- And I think you can really start to notice how much healthier you not only feel, but you actually are doing something to help the way you’re gonna look.
- Exactly. Well, Dr. Davis, we are short on time. Where can people go for more information to find out about those good foods that can help your skin?
- It’s Davis CPS, DavisCosmeticPlasticSurgery.com. And it was really great talking to you, especially on inauguration day.
- It was great talking to you too today. Well, you have a good one, okay?
Dr. Steven Davis of Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Cherry Hill, New Jersey wants to ensure the comfort of all patients, which begins with education. We hope our video series can provide useful information for those with upcoming appointments or interested in the behind-the-scenes action of plastic surgery.