At Midland Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Kevin Cook and his team of medical professionals take beauty seriously. We know our patients want to look and feel their best, and we offer a range of safe and effective treatments to help them achieve their cosmetic goals.
There are things that our patients can do on their own to boost their beauty quotient. Exercise is very important and following a healthy diet is the ultimate key!
Vitamin C-rich foods like bell peppers are great for collagen production. Collagen is a foundation for radiant skin and thick, strong hair.
Spinach is packed with lutein (important for eye health and clear, sparkling eyes!). If your eyes already sparkle, but wrinkles and creases distract from their beauty, consider treatment with Dr. Cook. Blepharoplasty or brow lift surgery can restore a youthful look to the eye area.
Tomatoes are chock-full of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. And, according to an article in Fitness magazine, your body is better able to absorb lycopene when the tomato has been cooked or processed. Canned tomatoes are fine!
A daily handful of walnuts is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. These nutrients are essential for healthy hair, bright eyes and strong bones.
White or green tea is full of catechin, a potent antioxidant that nourishes your skin. If you enjoy a nightly cup of tea but your skin isn’t showing the benefits, talk to Dr. Cook about your non-surgical skin rejuvenation options (like laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels).
Want healthy, beautiful teeth? Make sure you’re eating foods with calcium, like low-fat yogurt. Be sure to check the label to make sure it does not contain too much sugar.
Coconut oil seems to be everywhere — and for good reason. When applied topically, it hydrates the skin and can even soothe conditions such as eczema. Coconut oil can also be consumed (use it in cooking as you would olive oil) to enjoy its anti-oxidant benefits.
Açaí not only tastes great in smoothies and juices, but also has high levels of anthocyanins (antioxidants) that prevent free radical damage to the skin. According to an article in Prevention, acai berry also reduces swelling and inflammation, making it a great option for those that suffer from acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Not only are almonds a good source of flavonoids (integral for a healthy heart), they can also ward off harmful free radicals and oxidative damage, according to a feature in Allure. Try a handful of almonds a day and watch your skin start to glow.
What Diet Cannot Fix
There is no doubt that diet is important to health and beauty, but even the healthiest eaters may feel self-conscious of an aspect of their looks. Diet will have no bearing on facial features that look noticeably aged, or out of proportion with one another.
If you would like to speak to Dr. Cook, schedule an appointment by clicking here or call Midland Plastic Surgery Center today at (432) 618-6772.