Summer foods & your skin

What’s on your plate? This may be the question you ask yourself, but you may be surprise what is healthy for your skin. We are well into summer and lucky for us some fruits and vegetables that are packed with good antioxidants and nutrients are in season. Dr Sherry Ingraham of Advanced Dermatology recently shared her knowledge of the best summer foods for your skin in a recent tv interview.  She gives a good outline of summer foods that will boost your complexion and help fight off skin irritants.  Berries, watermelon and fish are just a few menu choices that will help defy aging, hydrate and leave you with a glowing complexion. 
Watch Dr Ingraham’s full interview as she breaksdown summer foods & healthy skin.
  • Eating the right foods can help protect skin from oxidative stress that contributes to the aging process, clear up acne and brighten a dull complexion
  • Watermelon: With more than 90 percent water content, the fruit plays a vital role in beauty enhancement by hydrating cells to increase the production of collagen. This increase revitalizes skin, revealing a firmer and more youthful appearance.
  • Tomatoes – Tomatoes are over 94 percent water, and full of the antioxidant lycopene. A natural hydrating food.
  • Pumpkin seeds: With increased intake into your diet, the Zinc in hulled pumpkin seeds or “Pepitas”, aid the skin-cell renewal process to control the hormone and oil production linked to acne. 
  • Almonds: Abundant in skin-nourishing vitamin E, almonds provide powerful antioxidant protection to help neutralize skin damaging free radicals. Its 48 percent magnesium content is believed to decelerate signs of aging and acne breakouts. During mid-summer at the height of their season, almonds are a versatile addition to any sweet or savory meal.
  • Pineapple: Its distinctive yellow color makes pineapples synonymous with summertime. It’s filled with an enzyme that helps soften skin and brighten complexion. 
  •  Goji berries and pomegranates as have major sun protection properties
  • WATER- Water it the best thing to keep your complexion looking good as dehydrated skin is not happy skin.

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 About Dr. Sherry Ingraham:

 Dr. Sherry N. Ingraham is a board certified dermatologist licensed in Texas with extensive training in skin cancer, psoriasis, medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.

 Dr. Ingraham received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology/Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and completed medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans where she also earned a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. After an internship at Christus St. Joseph Hospital, she completed Dermatology Residency at Tulane Medical Center Department of Dermatology.

 Speaking on dermatology and skin care across Texas, Dr. Ingraham has made great contributions to her field through presentations, research and publications. She is frequently featured in the media speaking as an expert on skin care conditions and treatments.

 Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, Harris County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association and American Medical Association.