Radiant Skin: Inside & Out

Season 1 | Episode 51
14m | Apr 1, 2024

Welcome to "Radiant Skin: Inside & Out," the podcast where we explore the secrets to achieving healthy, youthful skin topically and internally. Each episode delves into the intricate world of skincare, offering valuable insights, tips, and strategies to help you unlock the secrets to radiant skin.


In this episode, we're diving deep into the world of skincare with licensed naturopathic physician, Dr. Colleen Hartwick. With a special interest in trauma as it pertains to physical illness, Dr. Hartwick shares her expertise on how mental health intersects with skincare. Join us as we uncover the key nutrients and supplements vital for healthy skin, exploring the role of Omega fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and more. Learn how to nurture your skin from within through a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients. She touches upon omega 3s,6s, gamma linoleic acids (GLAs) and omega 7. Their anti inflammatory and skin barrier support properties are emphasised.


But that's not all—our exploration doesn't stop there. Dr. Hartwick reveals the natural ingredients that can work wonders for your skin when applied topically. Discover the power of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and retinol in promoting hydration, reducing wrinkles, and protecting against sun damage. Learn how to choose skincare products wisely and maintain a consistent skincare routine tailored to your skin's needs. Zinc, selenium, and biotin are discussed. Salmon, anchovies, and sea buckthorn berries are some of her favourites.


Moreover, we address the importance of setting realistic expectations for skincare. Aging is a natural process, but there are steps you can take to preserve skin health and vitality. Dr. Hartwick shares practical advice on embracing the aging process while implementing effective skincare practices.


Finally, we discuss strategies for maintaining consistency in your skincare routine amidst life's demands. From cleansing to moisturizing, Dr. Hartwick offers insights into creating a simple yet effective skincare regimen that fits your lifestyle and budget. Zinc, selenium, and biotin are discussed. Salmon, anchovies, and sea buckthorn berries are some of her dietary favourites. Antioxidant, bright-coloured vegetables and fruit are highly recommended along with keeping well hydrated with plenty of water. If you do think you’re getting enough, consider supplementation.

For topical use, consider skin is slightly acid so keep topicals lightly acidic. Hyaluronic acid and retinol are a couple of her favourites to prevent wrinkle formation and plump up the ones you have. She discusses how laugh lines show a life well lived but can be minimized with some measures taken inside and out. Be consistent with your routine and learn which oils and nutrients will feed your skin microbiome.


Whether you're seeking to enhance your skincare knowledge or revamp your skincare routine, "Radiant Skin: Inside & Out" equips you with the tools and insights you need to achieve that coveted radiant glow. Tune in to unlock the secrets to healthy, youthful skin and embark on a journey towards skincare success!

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