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Staying out of the sun, avoiding cigarettes and following a proper diet can help keep one’s skin clear, clean and vibrant.    Fruits and vegetables that are packed with antioxidants can fight against poor molecular structures, say doctors who specialize in skin treatments in Walnut Creek. Vitamins E, C, A and beta-carotene are preferred sources — they’re found in berries, grapefruit, peppers, spinach and other varieties of fruits and vegetables.  Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids can add life to aging skin too; fish, eggs and walnuts protect against toxins, smoke, pollution and everyday dirt and dust.  Over-the counter vitamins that boost a body’s nutritional balance are excellent sources for helping to keep skin tight and healthy.

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Vitamins C and E can help protect young and aging skin from damage and even some types of cancer, say professionals who focus on skin treatment in Walnut Creek. These vitamins may reverse “age” spots, freckles and wrinkles because the antioxidants shield skin from being damaged further by outside elements.  Vitamins C, E and other products are available at health food, grocery and drugstores but discussing personal nutritional needs with a doctor or pharmacist is recommended for those who wish to take oral supplements.  Adults should take caution when administering anything other than children’s vitamins to youngsters. Selenium, a mineral most often used for heart disease, stroke and other medicinal purposes, may be an option for improving skin tone — but only under a doctor’s care. Different types of foods have selenium built right in; poultry fish, liver and crab are examples.

Retinoic Acid

Available in gels and creams, retinoic acids (forms of Vitamin A) are good for daily use. Some dermatologists in Walnut Creek believe that a retinoic acid-based topical leads to skin sensitivity, especially in bright light, however, it is also used to fight age spots and protect against damage from the sun’s harmful rays.  Applying too much of a retinoic acid product — or too often — can cause skin to become dry and red; it can also induce peeling.  Choosing a low-concentration retinoic acid cream or gel (and using it every couple of days) is recommended until the user can better determine his or her needs. Studies indicate that retinoic acid products can improve skin’s tightness and lessen the appearance of wrinkles.

Flavonoids and Q10

Researchers say flavonoids in green tea and chocolate are effective antioxidants for fighting against skin inflammations and even some cancers. Adding coenzyme Q10 — a natural antioxidant — can ease the appearance of wrinkles in an aging body, say dermatologists in Walnut Creek.  Flavonoid and Q10-based products that claim to smooth out wrinkles and remove dark spots are available in oral and direct-application forms.

Choosing the right vitamin and topical cream supplements for one’s personal skin care regimen is best done with the help of a qualified professional who administers skin treatment in Walnut Creek.

Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.

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