Nutrition and Skin Health

Diet and Skin Health Guidelines

Nutritional counseling can help support positive outcomes for aesthetic patients, according to a recent paper published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (January 2020). In “The Role of Medical Nutrition Therapy in Dermatology and Skin Aesthetics: A Review,” authors Martina M. Cartwright, PhD, RD, provide an evidence-based overview of nutritional recommendations for various cutaneous concerns.

The indications for medical nutritional therapy in dermatology with the strongest evidence include:

Eating for Beautiful Skin

Foods and supplements that support skin health.
How nutrition affects skin health

Whether a patient presents with acne, wrinkles or brown spots, traditional treatments have skewed toward topical remedies and devices, but aesthetic professionals can help patients achieve optimal outcomes—and improve their overall health—by understanding the role that certain foods play in reducing or exacerbating common skin concerns.

The Ins and Outs of Holistic Skin Care

As interest in holistic skin care—or the art of cultivating great skin from the inside out—gains traction, Murad, Inc. is offering two educational events for esthetic, medical and wellness professionals in the Los Angeles area. The Health Ambassador Program on March 5-8, 2012 is an intensive four-day certification program that offers attendees a foundation in Murad’s principles of “Inclusive Health.” Topics include skin physiology, nutrition, supplements, stress and Dr. Howard Murad’s own Science of Cellular Water program.