Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin

After listening to various prominent plastic surgeon physicians to the stars, several ingredients occurred consistently in the products they had someone manufacture for them. All the ingredients in the formulations they discuss are the same ingredients that can be found in the foods we eat. More specifically, primarily in fruits and vegetables. Some ingredients could be found in both meats or fish as well as vegetables. However, they can all be found in vegetables, but not all can be found in meats or fish. Since my focus is on wholefood Plant-based benefits, I will only present this from the wholefood plant-based perspective.

Saw palmetto

Lowers DHT while at the same time increasing collagen to give a younger looking skin, as we age DHT increases


Breaks down keratin protein to remove dead skin cells and diminish scars, fine lines, age spots, and discoloration


Helps regulate sloughing off skin cells, reduces pores clogging stimulates collagen production, and reduces the appearance of fine
lines and wrinkles

Vitamin B

Helps treat: rosacea, sun damage, dermatitis,
aging skin, dry skin, acne, eczema, and pigmentation, converts food into
energy, and creates new blood cells, specifically, B3 is the best vitamin B for
the skin

Vitamin C

Protects skin from free radicals, lightens brown
spots, evens out skin tone, and collagen synthesis, boosts hyaluronic acid
production boosts absorption, and inhibits the breakdown of the skin,

Hyaluronic acid

lubricates joints and eyes, it’s a kind of
carbohydrate naturally found in the body, half the hyaluronic acid is found in
the skin where it binds to water to help the skin retain moisture, it holds a
thousand times its weight in water, reduce wrinkles, plump the skin,
hyaluronic acid decreases as we get older so it needs to be replaced in our
body and skin

Where do we find these ingredients naturally in food?


These foods block DHT (aka DHT Blockers) which increases collagen: 4c green tea/day = stimulate hair growth, pumpkin seed oil, wheat germ, sesame seed oil, cashews, pecans, walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, peanuts, wheat germ, olive oil, Brussels sprouts, rye bread, spinach, kale, cooked white mushrooms


The main structural protein in the extracellular part of connective tissue in your body is the most abundant in mammals whereas humans are mammals. It is 25% – 35% of the whole-body protein. Ingesting helps digestion, skin, weight loss, joints, and bones. Cabbage,

As you get older your body produces less collagen leading to dry saggy and wrinkly skin.

NOTE CAUTION: taking some collagen supplements has been known to cause side effects: high calcium levels, constipation, bone pain, tiredness, irregular heart rhythm, and hypersensitivity to allergens or food ( some sources were from eggs, shellfish, and aquatic sources) containers do not always say the source of collagen

Enzymes: prebiotics feed probiotics to produce butyrate that heals the gut increasing the absorption of nutrients

Vitamin A

Cooked: spinach, sweet potato, winter squash, kale, collards, turnips, carrots, root vegetables,

Raw: sweet red pepper, spinach, Romaine lettuce,

Fruit: mango, cantaloupe grapefruit, watermelon, papaya, tangerine, nectarine, guava, passion fruit, black olives (night vision)

Vitamin A: absorbs better with a little oil (wholefood plant-based can eat olives)

Note: 1T olive oil = 120 cal. and 100% fat; 10 olives = 40 cal. and 20% fat

Vitamin B

Root vegetables, especially B3:

Vitamin C

Root vegetables, tomatoes, grapefruit, oranges, kiwi,

Hyaluronic acid

Cabbage: (boosts elasticity, promotes hydration, fiber, B6, folate, contains both hyaluronic acid and collagen) red fruits, red vegetables, lubricates joints and eyes, hyaluronic acid is found in the skin where it binds to water to help the skin retain
moisture, it holds a thousand times its weight in water, reduces wrinkles, and plumps the skin, hyaluronic acid decreases as we get older so it needs to be replaced in our body and skin.

Carrots: boosts production and
helps breakdown collagen and elastin, helps thicken and define layers of skin,
increases blood circulation.

Flax seeds: and walnuts: boost the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen, brain food, and root vegetables.

Olives: rich in hyaluronic acid and boosts collagen production.

Red wine: triggers production and citrus

Soy: increases estrogen = increases hyaluronic acid


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