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Eat Your Way To Clear Skin

Posted on: September 29th, 2016

Ever feel like your battle with beautiful, clear skin is never ending? That saying you are what you eat rings true when trying to kick acne. In this post, we want to share with you foods to avoid and what you can eat to help balance your skin.

Foods To Avoid For Clear Skin

  • Dairy. Certain skin issues are caused by how much dairy you consume. The hormones in milk can cause a disruption in our bodies causing acne and increased levels of inflammation.
  • Sugar. Too much sugar causes an insulin spike. In return causes a ‘burst’ of inflammation in the skin. Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and causes aging skin.
  • Red meat: Cows are usually fed a grain diet which increases the Omega-6 ratio. An imbalance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 can cause inflammation in the body. Grass fed cows have the right amount of balance between these Omegas to avoid the spike in inflammation.
  • Junk Food: Step away from those Lays potato chips! On top of the fact that there is no nutritional value in any junk food, the refined carbs cause inflammation and collagen-damaging oxidative stress.
  • Juice and Soda. The high sugar content in soda and juice disrupts the skin and causes breakouts.

Foods To Eat For Clear Skin

  • Healthy Fats. Foods such as avocados, coconut oil and almonds are among some of the favorites to incorporate into your daily diet.
  • Greens. Dark leafy greens such as kale and spinach are packed with antioxidants. Read more on our post on foods to eat for beautiful skin here.
  • Water. Of course we all know we need water to eliminate toxins and to help with clear skin.
  • Turmeric. Turmeric is one of the best spices to incorporate into your diet. Sprinkle a bit in a hot cup of tea, or make a facial mask with honey and lemon juice.

Learn more about our Aesthetics and Massage Therapy curriculum here at USTA where we teach our students the benefits of skincare inside and out!

Transition Your Skin From Summer To Fall

Posted on: August 14th, 2016

fall skinAs the summer months are quickly coming to a close, transitioning your skin from summer to fall is crucial in keeping your skin looking and feeling its best! A change in season can drastically change how the skin behaves. When it turns cooler in temperature, less oil is produced by the skin creating a change in your skincare routine. Below are some tips on how to transition your skin from summer to fall.

  • Change your cleansing routine. Choosing a cleanser that is more mild yet offers incredible hydration is the best choice for fall. A good rule is to choose a cleanser that is non-drying and sulfate-free.
  • Choose a heavier day time moisturizer. During the summer months using a light daytime moisturizer is ok because the skin produces more oil. When it is cooler outside, our skin tends to dry out. Choosing a heavier day time moisturizer will help prevent moisture loss.
  • Continue using SPF. During the fall months the UVA rays (the ones that cause skin cancer and premature wrinkles) are just as strong. Choosing a moisturizer that has an SPF is key to help protect your skin!
  • Exfoliate. To brighten and repair the skin during the fall months, exfoliation is imperative. This removes dead skin cells that trap oil. In return, exfoliating helps with acne and the overall appearance of skin.
  • Return to Retinol. Use a serum retinol or retinol moisturizer in your skincare routine. This helps reduce the appearance of brown spots and wrinkles caused by the summer sun.
  • Use an alcohol free toner. This step is usually overlooked when it comes to a skincare routine. After cleansing, use a toner to wipe the skin clean and immediately follow with a serum and moisturizer. This will help keep the skin moisturized and well cleansed!

Here at USTA we teach all about the right skincare routine and products in our Aesthetics School. If you enjoyed this article, share it on Social Media using the hashtag #USTAblog