We all know the importance of wearing sunscreen every day to avoid wrinkles, but did you know it’s not always about what goes on top of your skin? Dr. Steven Davis explains the clear-skin diet with FOX29, which avoids heavy sugars and buttery products. By monitoring what you are putting into your body, both your body and appearance will thank you.
Particularly for those who have an interest in PRP treatments, ensuring the health of your blood is critical. With a heavy sugar diet, your blood isn’t effective when injected into different areas of that body. All the more reasons to maintain a clear-skin diet!
Watch Dr. Steven Davis below to learn more about adjusting your diet to maintain healthy, clear, and youthful skin.
- Folks tend to change what they eat for different reasons but have you ever heard of a good skin diet? Researchers have found fitting certain foods into your daily routine can help fix your face, especially when it comes to wrinkles. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Davis agrees and also adds it’s not just what you eat but also what you should avoid. Good morning. Thanks so much.
- Good morning. Hi, how are you doing?
- I’m good. You’re gonna start with the age advancers, the things that you think sometimes add a little age to our skin.
- Absolutely ’cause, you know, we’re putting stuff on our skin every single day to make us look younger and look better. And if you’re doing things internally by eating certain foods that are kind of going against that, it’s a bad idea.
- [Host] Right?
- So some of the things that we know right off the bat, processed meats has things in it like sulphites that are actually breaking down our own collagen. Fatty kinds of foods, like heavy starches, do the same thing. But one of the other things that most people really don’t think about when they’re thinking about sodas, and if you’re drinking real sugary sodas you know that can’t be good, right?
- [Host] Yeah.
- But if you’re even drinking diet type Coke and sodas and things like that, that’s also bad for you because it’s destroying a lot of the things that we’re doing inside. One of the big things that we’re doing as plastic surgeons is we’re using our own body and your own body’s materials. So we can take your blood, spin it down and re-inject it into your face, put it into your hair so that your hair starts growing.
- Oh, so if your blood’s full of sugar and bad things.
- It’s not gonna work as well.
- It doesn’t work.
- We can take our own body fat and transfer it from places where you don’t want it to be and put it in places like your butt.
- Where you do want it, yeah.
- Exactly. But if that fat isn’t healthy, it’s not gonna work as well either. So that’s when we start thinking about what kinds of foods can we actually do and put almost like an internal protection against things like sun damage and pollution.
- [Host] And we’re talking men and women, right?
- [Dr. Steven Davis] Absolutely.
- Right, I know a lot of times people think skin, we just think women, but it’s men and women. We all have skin.
- And again, when we’re thinking about skin I think, as a plastic surgeon we think about skin all the time, about wrinkles and things. But it also is like a little window to what you’re doing to your organs inside because things that actually make your collagen and your cells stronger are actually working to make your liver and your heart and other things inside better.
- Function properly. I like that.
- So, one of the things that we love are good fats. Things like avocados are wonderful fats, they have great sources of vitamin A and people that have problems with their skin, if you have a lot of acne problems, or prone to being acne prone, you can use this and it actually regulates your sebum production, your oil production.
- Oh, that’s good to know.
- Things like tomatoes, another wonderful source of almost like an internal way of wearing sunscreen. You know how every plastic surgeon, dermatologist, will tell you got to put a lot of sunscreen on because of the UVA, UVB rays.
- Well just think if you could actually eat something that was almost like a scavenger inside your body.
- That’s working from the inside out.
- That’s the idea behind these.
- [Host] Good to know.
- Same thing with carrots and things like a beta carotenes, those things also are absorbing all those bad UVA and UVB rays that are coming into your body. They’re working in your body to kind of like scavenge hunt.
- [Host] And we also know protein’s always good.
- Proteins are probably the building blocks of our skin. Two big things in our skin are collagen and elastin. Both of those things are proteins, so the more protein that you can actually furnish to your body, you’re actually building better structure so that you look younger.
- And Dr. Davis, let me make sure I understand this. The more we age, the collagen starts to break down, right? So you need more protein to help build that back up.
- Exactly, and the reason why it’s breaking down is because our cells are being attacked all the time by things like bad foods, sun damage and things like that. So if we can actually protect ourselves and make the cells turnover quicker into a healthier thing, we’re doing a great idea.
- I love this. Dr. Steven Davis over in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, thanks for joining us.
- Thank you very much.
- I love this, eat your way to good skin guys. Quick break, we’ll be right back.
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.