Frances Phillips is a registered nutritional therapist who specializes in our favorite subject – skin and beauty. After struggling with her own skin as a former model, she understands that when her skin becomes noticeable, her patients need to regain control. Instead of masking the symptoms, she focuses on the root causes through diet, supplements, lifestyle advice, and clean, up-to-date product recommendations. A holistic approach that Pai is also about. In the first part of a four-part blog series by our preferred holistic experts, we asked Frances to share her nutritional recommendations, tips for sensitive skin and product recommendations …
Pai: What are the possible negative effects of poor nutrition on the skin?
Fran: “Sugar has a negative effect on the quality of collagen in our skin. The wrong food choices can also lead to hormonal imbalance – the main cause of acne in adults. In addition, anti-inflammatory foods can worsen diseases such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Basically, you can't hide from poor nutrition when it comes to skin. "
Basically, you can't hide from poor nutrition when it comes to skin.
P: How does good nutrition affect your skin?
Q: “I believe that good skin comes from within. No amount of current product will compensate for this. In addition to the skin disorders mentioned above, there are many positive effects that foods can have on our skin. Foods containing vitamin C play a key role in collagen formation and synthesis. Omega-3 fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect and support skin healing. Antioxidants protect our skin from the harmful free radicals in our environment. "
Q: "Yes! I used to suffer from chronic eczema and cystic acne. It was definitely a very challenging time for me as I also worked as a model. It had a massive impact on all areas of my life – work, sleep, mental health, relationships, social life! At the other end, I appreciate every compliment that I now make for my skin. "
P: What is the only advice you can give about happy, healthy skin?
Q: "Less stress! Stress has a negative impact on our health in many ways – including the health of our skin. "
P: Which products do you go to?
Q: “I love the Copaiba Deep Cleanse AHA mask – afterwards my skin always feels great. I also love the Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream and have been using it for years. "
P: What is the only skin care level you can't live without?
Q: "All of them! But if I only had to choose one, it would be cleaning because I can never leave makeup on my skin. "
P: What experiences have you had with sensitive skin?
Q: "I've suffered from eczema all my life, so I'm used to using only a very small part of the personal care products available." When I'm traveling, I take all my regular products with me, as nine out of ten products in a hotel are unsuitable. "
I feel lucky that my skin is normal all the time. I need to keep an eye on my stress levels and eating habits to avoid eczema. "
P: What would be your top tips for people who want to improve their diet?
- "Try to include as much variety in your diet as possible to ensure that you get a wide range of vitamins and minerals and don't get bored.
- Make sure you eat good fats like avocados, nuts and seeds, and fatty fish.
- Don't think you have to choose an "all or nothing" approach. Healthy eating is a lifestyle and not a diet. "
P: Favorite mantra or quote?
Q: “When it comes to nutrition, I like the quote“ Everything in moderation, also in moderation! ". I think it doesn't hurt to take care of yourself most of the time. "
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