By Cathy Martin
For so long we have been told (and believed) that the only way to care for our skin was by applying topical creams. Gradually, and thankfully, it’s now well recognised that what we eat, how we treat our body and its delicate hormonal and microbiome balance deeply affects our skin quality. Skin is our body’s biggest organ after all. Addressing specific skin concerns – from rosacea and acne to eczema and psoriasis – should not be solely in the hands of the beauty industry; for me, a dermatologist-dietitian/or facialist-nutritionist combo is the ultimate skin goal and I call on the expertise of my peers in these disciplines all the time, to help with the less obvious client diagnoses.
I’ve always been a big believer in acquiring the maximum nutrition possible from eating the right food and drinking enough water. Getting the gut:skin relationship right is crucial and for me, this is way more important than any topical lotion or potion. Give me a portion of spinach and kale over an iron supplement any day, but if there’s something that will bolster my diet and bring additional health benefits, I’m all for it. Bolstering our diet with vitamins and food supplements is now the norm and, most of us have progressed from a multivitamin – at a push – to a series of supplements to address multiple health and wellbeing requirements.
Step forward The Advanced Nutrition Programme™. This now world-renowned skincare and wellbeing supplementation journey began in the Skin Health Research Centre at the International Institute for Anti-Ageing.
The team of global experts research, trial and test beyond expectations to synergise optimum supplement solutions for you and your skin. Every capsule delivers cutting-edge results, working with a sustainable mindset to protect our planet. There are a number of options available and the team here at Orlagh Maye can advise on a one-to-one basis, giving you and your skin a bespoke solution for inside-out skincare and beauty which truly comes from within.