Beautiful Skin From The Inside Out

Nurturing radiant skin from within

Often, we’re confronted with reflections in the mirror that reveal unwanted skin conditions like acne, brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, rough texture, or a lackluster complexion.

Yet, it’s essential to recognize that these issues aren’t an inevitable part of the aging process. While aging naturally brings about some skin changes, the extent and speed at which these occur are significantly influenced by how we care for our skin throughout our lives.

The Role of Skincare Treatments and Genetics

Genetics does play a role in the skin we inherit, but it’s our lifelong care regimen that truly determines how our skin looks and ages. Embracing measures for improvement and prevention is never too late.

While skincare treatments and products can mitigate these effects, the pivotal role of dietary habits and lifestyle in fostering beautiful, clear, and youthful skin should not only be overlooked. Skincare products and treatments are secondary and should be seen as complements, not replacements. When used in conjunction with a holistic approach to great skin, you’re essentially doubling down on your anti-aging investment.

Nutrition’s Impact on Your Skin

Amidst the plethora of diets claiming health benefits, the universal advice remains simple: prioritize fresh, organic, whole foods. Regardless of whether you’re a meat eater, vegan, or somewhere in between, avoiding foods with added hormones, antibiotics, processed ingredients and/or too many ingredients and chemicals are crucial. Opting for modern isn’t always better when it comes to our food supply.

Processed foods, staples of the westernized diet, are often packed with preservatives and additives that can be harmful. From lunchmeat to energy bars, these items, especially non-organic ones, may contain substances that disrupt hormones, cause inflammation, and damage cells.

Connecting diet to skin health

Internal imbalances caused from diet and lifestyle habits are the root causes of unhealthy skin. Bad habits from what we eat to how we live can create hormone imbalances, sleep imbalances, chronic inflammation, vitamin/mineral deficiencies, stress, and cellular damage which contribute to issues like acne, brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and laxity. To add insult to injury, most processed foods lack adequate fiber creating insulin imbalances and inflammation, accelerating the aging process furthermore. 

On a more positive note, creating healthy habits and making small changes can in time reduce, and in some cases reverse unhealthy skin, by decreasing acne, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigment and even some skin laxity. Yes!!!! Its true. Maybe not overnight but in time, yes. Young healthy people get a new set of skin every 4 to 6 weeks. In as little as a month, skin can not only look better but actually be healthier. Each new set of new skin will be a better copy of itself so be patient and stick with it!

Tips for radiant skin from the inside out

Follow a whole foods diet. Prioritize colorful fresh vegetables and fruits; grass fed/pasture raised lean meats or wild-caught fish, plant-based proteins, healthy fats, nuts, seeds, and whole grains (if you must). Minimize dairy, alcohol and cut down on sugars.

Time restricted eating/fasting. I am not asking you to not eat. But, do not eat within 3 hours of going to bed. Your body will work on digesting your food instead of repairing and detoxing your cells and organs, which has everything to do with your skin, hair and nails. Try to reduce your eating windows. For example, only eat between 8am and 5pm or 9am and 6pm. Try to eat during an 8 to 10 hour eating window and watch your skin become more vibrant and healthy.

Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of filtered water and consider adding mineral drops to replenish essential 72 trace minerals (not mineral water which hardly has any minerals). You can add a pinch of Himalayan Sea Salts or BLK Water Drops not drinks.

Manage stress. Adopt a whole food diet, exercise regularly, spend time outdoors, and maintain positive social connections. Eliminate toxic influences and focus on activities you love.

Prioritize sleep. Aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep, especially during the crucial hours of 10 pm to 2 am, allowing your body to undergo repairs, detox, and regulate vital hormones.

Embrace exercise! Engage in light to moderate exercise to boost blood flow, release toxins, reduce stress hormones and increase insulin sensitivity that influence skin issues.

Incorporating these lifestyle changes will contribute to a healthier, more vibrant complexion. Cheers to a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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jennifer swink celebrity skin aesthetician scottsdale


I am a medical aesthetician and author of Getting Clear: Everything You Need To Know To Cure Your Acne Quickly, Easily and Naturally. I specialize in chemical peels, microneedling, dermaplaning and microdermabrasion for all skin types, with a focus on acne, aging and ethnic skin.