Nutrition for the Skin

About the Course
This course is designed for estheticians who want to discover the most powerful means of growing and treating their clientele. Applying skincare to the outside is never effective unless the inside is treated as well. No amount of skin cream or makeup can hide the effects of a poor diet. Understanding the connection between the mind, the body, and the skin will allow you to treat each skin type and achieve significant results. Grow your clientele by incorporating proper nutrition into their treatment plans and gain a reputation for amazing results. This course covers everything you need to know to create optimal nutritional plans for each and every skin type, including treatment plans for problematic skin issues. By discovering the benefits derived from macro and micronutrients, healthy fats, proteins, carbs, antioxidants, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals, you will be able to advise your clientele and devise the most effective nutritional plan for each client to produce stunning results.

Learning Objectives
  • Create a nutritional plan specific to every skin type in order to optimize their skincare treatment regimen.
  • Analyze the connection between mind, body, and skin.
  • Research the importance of macro and micronutrients, antioxidants, probiotics, healthy fats, proteins, carbs, vitamins and minerals in effective skincare.
  • Assess the different types of skin and skin problems in order to develop the most effective nutritional plan to treat each client’s individual issues.
  • Cite three examples that clearly demonstrate the connection between the mind, body, and skin conditions in order to differentiate whether the skin issues are due to internal or external causes and give corresponding comparative treatment options.
  • List three examples explaining how obtaining the knowledge to formulate the optimal nutritional regime for a variety of skin types can increase clientel.
  • List six points that summarize how changing the diet by choosing the proper nutrients to create an optimal diet will dramatically improve the overall condition of the skin.
  • Identify the main building blocks for an effective nutritional plan, practice categorizing each skin type and determine the optimal plan to develop for each individual issue.
  • List three examples of dehydrated skin and summarize how dehydration affects each skin type.
  • List the seven micronutrients and three micronutrients; evaluate and explain the vital role of these nutrients in creating healthy, beautiful skin.
  • Assess the role of antioxidants in protecting the skin; compare and design diet plans incorporating a proper balance of antioxidants for each skin type.
  • Research the effectiveness of incorporating probiotics into the diet to aid in treating rosacea, eczema, acne, and aging skin; list twelve foods that contain probiotics.
  • Evaluate the role healthy fats play in skincare; list seven foods containing healthy fats and cite the benefits of each.
  • Define the importance of collagen, explain the link between proteins, amino acids, and collagen; list five healthy food groups that supply essential protein. 
  • Cite the two main carbohydrates, list five healthy foods that contain important carbs and give examples illustrating how to compose a nutritional plan incorporating these foods.
  • Cite the four most important vitamins for all skin types; compare and evaluate the effectiveness of supplements vs. obtaining crucial vitamins through a healthy food diet when formulating the ideal dietary treatment.
  • Assess the effects of each food group on the skin; categorize and decide which nutrients are the most important for each skin type in order to create the optimal dietary recommendations for each.
  • List the twelve best foods for dry skin; identify the overall nutritional needs and be able to devise an optimal nutritional plan.
  • Define sensitive skin; cite five types of food to avoid and demonstrate the ability to create an nutritional plan to help sensitive skin.
  • Cite the eight most powerful foods to incorporate into the diet when devising a nutritional plan for aging skin.
  • Evaluate the nutritional needs of oily skin; list ten foods that help improve the conditions of oily and acne skin, and be able to design the ideal dietary plan for these skin types.
  • Evaluate and identify the three most common skin problems: Eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea; research and develop nutritional plans that are ideal for each issue.
  • Research and evaluate the effects of medications on the skin; assess the nutritional requirements necessary to combat detrimental effects and be able to devise nutritional plans to reduce the problematic side effects.
  • Research the benefits derived from applying food to your skin; list the benefits for each of nine different foods and be able to create nutritional recipes to apply to the facial area.