• Judy Godec

Skin 101 Part III - The Hypodermis and Foods that Support Luminous Skin

The hypodermis (yes, where they put the needle) is the thickest portion of our skin, made up of adipose tissue, or body fat. It provides insulation and padding. The general condition of our skin is dependent on the fitness of the hypodermis. Its overall health is in turn dependent on diet, exercise and healthy living. As we age, our hypodermis thins and atrophies, contributing to (along with hyaluronic acid loss) sagging and generalized attenuation. The hypodermis attaches to the dermis with collagen and elastin, so again you’ve got a reason to make friends with those two and keep them happy.

Below are foods that keep the hypodermis happy, which in turn supports overall skin health:

Foods that Support Inner and Outer Beauty and Luminous Skin

Drinks

Water – plenty of it!!!

Green Tea Red Wine

Fruit

Grapes

Pomegranate

Apples

Berries: Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, plums, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, acai

Avocado

Cantaloupe

Papaya

Mangos

Cherries

Kiwi

All Citrus

Veg

Garlic

Carrots

Dark Leafy Greens

Spinach

Turnip Greens

Broccoli

Yellow peppers (all of them are good)

Sweet potatoes

Fish Salmon, Trout, Tuna, Atlantic Mackerel, Sardines, Pacific Herring Shellfish especially oysters

Plant and Seed Oils Walnut oil Wheat germ Evening primrose

Borage

Flaxseed

Olive

Other oils

Cod Liver

Grains

Wheat Germ

All Whole Grains

Nuts & Seeds

Almonds

Sesame Walnuts

Flax

Pumpkin

Other

Eggs

Cottage cheese

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