Let Your Inner Beauty Shine

Our skin faces a number of challenges on a daily basis such as exposure to UV rays, pollution, extreme to slight weather changes as well as genetic liabilities.

We all are looking for the fountain of youth in many different ways in order to reduce the visible damage that the above factors can cause, such as age spots, wrinkles or dry skin.

However, promoting healthy skin goes beyond the topical creams and skincare treatments and it really takes a true understanding of what your skin is and what it's functions are in order to reach that goal.

No doubt that by now you know that eating healthy is good for you and aside from reducing the risk of disease certain foods can improve the way you look too.

Perfect Skin Starts Within

Perfect skin begins from the inside, although in my opinion, the best approach is a combination of internal solutions and external skincare that brings about flawless skin. What you eat reflects on the outside via your skin as it is the first organ to show signs of neglect.

When I first approach a skincare concern that one of my clients have, I always ask about their eating habits. It is true that I always get the best results from clients that have a healthy lifestyle, a diet that consist of plenty of protein and lots of green vegetables. This creates a healthier body with the building blocks necessary to transform your skin.

There are plenty of ways to treat your skin topically, for example, microcurrent facials are an excellent way to build collagen and elastin, LED light therapy penetrates the skin and activates cellular function to reduces internal inflammation and by Dr. Perricone's account this is the number one reason a person ages.

Also, oxygen facials, although disputed by experts, if properly performed with supercharged-serums will properly hydrate and feed your skin.

All of these methods will give you clear, younger and brighter skin. The only real variation from person to person is how many treatments one would need to achieve the perfect result. This depends greatly on the diet and lifestyle of each individual.

Topical skincare routines have advance greatly and since the organic skin care product's revolution, skin care has become a lot healthier than our grandparents skincare lines were.

Using the internal and external methods of skin care we can maximize the skin's ability to produce a faster and healthy cell turnover, giving you an advantage over time and keeping your skin youthful and glowing.

Dietary supplements can also offer an easy and excellent way to help you achieve the goal of perfect skin as we sometimes lack certain vitamins or minerals in our diets that are required for perfect health.

Your diet accounts for 80 percent of what your dermis needs and using dietary supplements will include key nutrients that your body needs, again, providing the building blocks for youthful looking skin.

While a nutritious diet and plenty of water play a key role in what your skin looks and feels like, we cannot forget the top part of our skin, which accounts for 20 percent of our skincare routine.

Although one seems to outweigh the other, I believe that both are equally important as the external part of your skin gets 100 percent bombarded by the physical elements everyday.

One should not neglect one or the other and if both aspects of skincare are done regularly you can have the skin you always wanted, now and in the future.

Joanna Vargas is a graduate from the University of Chicago and is a celebrity facialist that is well known for her unique facials and skincare treatments. Her signature microcurrent facial, oxygen facial and LED light therapy skincare treatment have been the source of rave reviews from the leading magazines such as Vogue, Allure, Harper's Bazaar and many others.

She will soon present her skin care products line and full body LED light therapy machine, patent pending to all her clients and spa owners.