The importance of feeding your skin

Your skin is a multitasker like no other. It may not look like it, but your skin is constantly working away, protecting you, cooling you, connecting you to your environment. As the largest organ of the body – with a surface area of approximately 2 metres on the average adult – the skin is important in more ways than most people realize.

The skin’s three layers work furiously to protect all the delicate things inside you – muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs – from the outside world, including infection. It contains nerve receptors, which sense pain, and it regulates your body temperature, producing sweat to cool you down. It stores and synthesizes vitamin D which is essential for the absorption of calcium, and acts as a water resistant barrier so important nutrients are not washed out of the body.

Imagine – one square inch of your skin holds 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels, 60,000 melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin which is the pigment responsible for skin colour), and more than 1,000 nerve endings.

Do you take care of your skin?

So if our skin is so important, why don’t we take better care of it? Like any living, breathing thing, it requires love and attention. Your skin needs nourishment and it needs to be fed properly in order to thrive.

Naturally, as skin ages, it becomes thinner, more easily damaged, and loses the ability to heal itself. It decreases in volume and elasticity and can result in an overall dullness and loss of radiance. It is not just ageing that can do this – not feeding skin properly can lead to dryness and flakiness, acne, rashes, blemishes, and dark circles under the eyes.

Feeding your skin from the inside

Feeding your skin comes from the inside and the outside. You cannot overstate the importance of a good diet for the health of your skin, with the right balance of good fats and oils, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Dark chocolate, oatmeal, peppers, olive oil, sardines, a mixture of nuts, seeds and berries, and green tea are just some of the foods said to have fantastic benefits for your skin. And if you are after something a bit more exciting, oysters and red wine are also said to play important roles in skin growth, and provide a source of anti-oxidants.

And a good diet is greatly enhanced by regular sleeping patterns, fresh air, exercise and water – which is one of the best, cheapest and most effective ways to flush out your insides and help to clear your skin.

But of course, maintaining a clean, balanced diet is not always the easiest thing to do. Time, money, energy, special occasions and the ever-tempting sugar and alcohol often get in the way. And you may have little control over the sunlight or air to which your skin is exposed. That’s why it is important to give your skin the nourishment it needs from

Give your skin exactly what it needs

pHformula is a leader in the field of innovative, aesthetic medicine and its range of treatments are designed to give your skin exactly what it needs.

After all, considering the job it has to do, your skin deserves the best nourishment possible, from the inside and out

For more information contact pHformula!


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