Is Poor Nutrition Damaging Your Skin?

by Karen R. Stolman, M.D.
ASEA Science Council

Good, conscientious nutrition improves the health and function of the skin. Nutrition for the skin may come in the form of diet choices or as products we apply topically.

In recent skin news, research was published linking skim or fat-free milk to the occurrence of acne in teens. While this is not new information, it helps confirm what previous studies taught us. In other skin nutrition news, supplementing with probiotics during pregnancy and in early life has been shown to play a role in protecting infants from the development of atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. A low glycemic diet has also been linked to fewer skin problems like acne, boils, eczema, and psoriasis. A low-fat diet has been associated with fewer skin pre-cancers and skin cancers.

There is no doubt that, when it comes to the skin, good nutrition is paramount. Nutrients for the skin found in skin products may include vitamins, moisturizers, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, barriers, and redox signaling molecules. With so many nutrients available, it is challenging to sort out which are the best for our individual skin needs.

Each of us has unique skin that needs more of certain nutrients than others. For example, people who have eczema-prone skin need good daily moisturizing to prevent flare-ups. People with acne-prone skin benefit from proper skin cleansing, anti-inflammation, and protection from infection. Individuals with aging, sun-damaged skin will benefit from good moisture, antioxidants, and cellular repair.

The truth is, regardless of your skin type and inherent tendencies, we all benefit from these vital skin nutrients. With that in mind, the RENU Advanced skin care system has created the most versatile and balanced blend of nutrition on the market. It contains natural lipids for moisturizing and skin barrier function; probiotics for protection, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories; and redox molecules for renewal and repair at the cellular level.

Instead of having to pick and choose which nutrient to purchase or having to buy multiple products, you can get it all in the RENU Advanced skin care system.