Meet leading cosmetic and laser dermatologist Dr Shobhan Manoharan who reveals his top tips to make your skin glow from the inside out during weight loss.
Dr Shobhan Manoharan (otherwise known as Dr M), is the principal Dermatologist from Brisbane Skin and Founder of a new online training platform for Dermatology nurses and dermal therapists, DermEd.com.au. He is also a regular expert contributor for Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire and has been a Consulting Dermatologist for L’Oréal Paris. He shared his top tips via Instagram Live with the Doctor’s Kitchen Australia’s followers whose goals are weight loss.
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According to Dr M:
- The skin rejuvenates itself and you should feed your skin from within especially during weight loss
- Eating richly coloured fruit and vegetables are essential to help rejuvenate the skin
- Hydration and sun protection are essential steps in achieving and maintaining glowing skin.
- Scroll down for your very own anti-ageing tips to help you maintain good skin while on a weight loss journey.
According to one of Australia’s top dermatologist and cosmetic specialist, forget forking out for expensive creams in the hope they’ll protect against wrinkles, banish puffy circles, or rejuvenate a rapidly ageing complexion. All that time, effort and expense could be completely wasted if you kick off your day with processed foods. If you want glowing skin, the old adage, ‘you are what you eat’ has been truer.
Approximately, every 35 days, your skin replaces itself. Your body makes these new cells from the food you eat. What you eat literally becomes you.
Speaking with Dr Phillip Wuth, Australian Doctor and Founder of The Doctor’s Kitchen Australia, live via Instagram, Dr M’s message is clear. If you have prematurely ageing skin, dullness, discolouration, deep lines or drooping jowls, you could be unwittingly eating too much processed and unhealthy foods.
Dr M explains that the skin is good mirror to the inside. When someone has good skin health it often means that they are often healthy from the inside. The fresh glow is reflective of the fact that they are well hydrated, good level of antioxidants in their diet, and less likely to have flaws in their skin and means the ageing process is slower.
Good metabolic health (low level of body fat, visceral fat and healthy level of lean muscle mass) helps improve your ability to rejuvenate the skin and proper self care is essential to maintaining the health and vitality of the skin – which is the largest organ of your body.
Here comes the good news: even when you’re on a diet or weight loss journey, you can protect your skin and even reverse some of the damage by filling your body with foods that have natural skin-boosting properties.
Eating the right foods, supplies your skin with the nutrients it needs to produce new collagen, and look healthier and younger.
The Doctor’s prescribed ready-made weight loss meals integrates a colourful array of fresh whole-foods which are synchronised with the seasons. Even while on a calorie restrictive diet, Dr Wuth believes its essential to fuel your body with a balanced nutrition that are in season to ensure they retain as much of the nutrient content as possible. It’s important to eat a variety of foods to help provide your body with the full spectrum of essential nutrients needed for health and vitality.
With your skin constantly turning over, a diet which consists of highly processed foods, and high in sugar can over time cause a mild inflammation in the body and aggravate skin problems such as acne. Dr M suggests eating antioxidants-rich foods, such as colourful fruit and vegetables, helps to fight free radicals and help improve skin health.
Fish is a good source of protein (essential for collagen and elastin production keeping your skin supple) and contains omega-3 fatty acids known for promoting skin health and reducing inflammation.
The Doc’s oven-baked Salmon & Dill with Sweet Potato Mash is just 399 calories and available on the prescribed weight loss meal plans. It’s high in omega-3 and made complete with a side of sweet potato mash and green peas.
Dr Manoharan explains that richly coloured orange, yellow, and red fruit and vegetables get much of their colour from compounds called carotenoids, some of which can be converted into Vitamin A, which is essential for skin cell reproduction. They are also a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, helping to fight free radicals which may cause damage to your skin and cause premature signs of ageing.
Dr Shobhan Manoharan’s top tips for good skin health while on a diet
- Eat a balanced and rich colourful wholefood diet consisting of reds, yellows and greens fruits and vegetables which are high in antioxidants qualities (like, tomato, beetroot, carrot, papaya, broccoli, kale).
- Hydration is essential in order for nutrients to reach your skin cells. Avoid sugary drinks and drink plenty of water If you want to fight off wrinkles and give your outer layer a healthy glow.
- Incorporate into your skin care regime antioxidants by way of supplements or topical serums like vitamins A, B, and C to help reduce the effects of the environment to your skin and to fight against ageing.
If you’re ready to lose weight and ensure you are the best in health, accelerate your success by checking in with one of our prescribing Doctors or start now with the Doctor approved weight loss meals. It will work for you!