Eating for Better Skin! – Jackie chats with Skin Expert Sara Turbeville

Episode 101

Video Transcript

Jackie Keller: Hi welcome to Food Exposed on My name is
Jackie Keller, and my company is called NutriFit. I’ve been running
this company for 26 years, we’re Los Angeles leading healthy food
company, and in the course of that time we’ve helped thousands of
people live longer, healthier lives through better nutrition. Thanks
for joining us, let’s get started. So what’s in the news? Well U.S.
news and World Report has given us a summary of the 2013’s best and
worst diets, and I love this, because I’m always curious about whether
or not what the nutrition and health experts say about what’s good for
you and what isn’t. Surprisingly enough at the bottom of the list of
healthy diets was Google’s most frequently searched diet term the
Paleo Diet. Yep, down at the bottom tied for last place with the Dukan
Diet, and we’ll talk more about that in another episode, but what’s at
the top of the list? The Dash Diet, Dash Diet very simple diet plan
designed by the FDA to help us lower our blood pressure, and improve
our heart health. It’s a very general diet, fruits and vegetables,
lots of lean meats, lots of grains, whole grains, not very processed,
and most importantly minimizing the amount of salt we put in our

So the Dash Diet at the top, the Paleo Diet at the bottom, and
speaking about things that are at the bottom let’s talk about the
bottom of the ocean for just a minute. Fukushima, radiation waters are
spreading, and unfortunately their coming closer, and closer to the
coast of the United States. So what do we need to know about how to
protect ourselves from the effects of radiation potentially
contaminating our waters? Well there’s some diet tips for you. One,
eat greens, chlorophyll apparently has very protective benefits, so do
organic apples, so you want to eat the skin with those apples, and
with chlorophyll foods you want to make sure you emphasize alfalfa
sprouts, water crests, and parsley. And finally, let’s talk a little
bit about the cold weather. You know we’ve been suffering with the
Polar Vortex, and what brings that polar air, it brings skin problems,
dry, chapped, irritated skin. That’s skin that you need to nourish,
because it’s your largest organ, it covers your entire body, so our
next segment is going to teach you some wonderful nourishment from the
inside out. Stay tuned for nourishing recipes from NutriFit.

Welcome to our nourishing NutriFit Recipe Segment, and I’m so excited,
because this pairs two of my most favorite, favorite, favorite foods,
chocolate-avocado, chocolate-avocado. How could it be bad? It’s not,
and not only does it taste great, but it’s really good for you. The
recipe is a simple mousse or pudding, and it features fresh avocados
which are really high in healthy fats. We know that avocado helps,
it’s about 83% of the calories in avocado come from fat, but it’s the
kind of fat that we need in our bodies. Not only from the standpoint
of you know, helping our biological processes absorbing fat soluble
vitamins, and minerals, but also avocados have wonderful anti-aging
properties. So you’ll want to have these wonderful jewels, and it
doesn’t matter what kind of avocado it is, this is a Hass avocado, it
can be a Fuerte avocado, there’s a lot of different varieties, but
avocado key to this ingredient, this recipe.

Another key ingredient coconut milk; now, we hear a lot today about
coconut milk. Coconut milk comes in a lot of different varieties; this
is coconut milk, not coconut water. There is a difference between the
two. This is light coconut milk, so there’s a little less fat than its
traditional full fat counterpart, but even the light coconut milk has
great antioxidant capabilities, it’s also an antibacterial, and it
helps to provide more skin elasticity. And you know as we get older
our skin becomes less elastic. And finally, I told you chocolate is my
favorite, unsweetened cocoa. Now we know that unsweetened dark
chocolate is the best chocolate for us, and this cocoa in this recipe
not only creates a luscious texture, and a yummy taste, but chocolate
has polyphenols, and flavanols that help protect our skin against
radiation damage. They also help to repair our skin, so you’ll want to
have chocolate on hand for this recipe. And it’s so simple, all we do
is we cut open an avocado, and then we’re going to take the meat from
the avocado and put it in a food processor. And so real simple, just
scoop out the flesh and into the food processor it goes. And if you
get in a little bit of the skin, make sure you get it back out again.
And then with the avocado you’re going to add in the coconut milk, and
your unsweetened cocoa.

Now, the next ingredient is really a question of taste. I’m all for
avoiding processed sugars, and we know that processed food is not good
for our skin at all, but this recipe uses Agave which is a plant
sweetener, it’s all natural, and it doesn’t raise our insulin level
like regular sugar does. So you’re going to put in some Agave to
taste, and I’m using about two tablespoons here for this quantity, but
we’ll taste it, and see what we think, and finally to balance it out
just a pinch of all natural sea salt. Sea salt is a little less
processed then our normal table salt, and once you have all of those
ingredients in there, the recipe is quite simple, just want to put it
in your food processor, and let it do the work. This is my kind of
recipe, one bowl, one spatula, one spoon, one measuring cup. And when
the pudding is done, or the mousse is done as it is right now, we’ll
just go another quick minute, because you do want to get it completely

This recipe despite the fact that it has avocado in it will
refrigerate very well for several days. Now I know usually when things
have avocado we worry that it’s going to turn brown, but guess what?
This is already brown, so we don’t have to worry about that, isn’t
that great? And here we go, we have a bowl here, we can dish up our
avocado mousse, looks wonderful doesn’t it? It’s so good, and so good
for you. This simple recipe makes three servings of avocado mousse,
you won’t want much more than that, because it’s kind of rich, and if
you don’t love the taste, well let me tell you something all of these
ingredients are good for you to put on the outside of your skin too.
It would be a terrible waste, but you could use it as an avocado mask,
because a lot of cosmetics now actually have chocolate in them, so
there you go. Choco-Avo Mousse, a nourishing recipe from NutriFit.
Stayed tuned while we talk next with a leading skincare expert who’s
going to tell us how to make our skin beautiful on the outside while
we’re eating foods that make our skin beautiful on the inside? I’m
happy to introduce my guest today Sara Turbeville. Sara is the founder
of SKIN Santa Monica; she is one of Los Angeles leading skin care
specialist, so without further ado welcome Sara to Food Exposed.

Sara Turbeville: Thank you Jackie, I appreciate you having me on.

Jackie Keller: Well thank you for coming to share with us. You know, I
know a lot of people have resolutions that they have made about their
skin care, kind of goes hand in hand with your healthcare, and I’ve
heard you say many times that your skin is your largest organ, so you
do have to take care of it like the rest of your body.

Sara Turbeville: Absolutely you do, and I’ve thought of five resolutions
that you can make for your skin to look its best in 2014.

Jackie Keller: Oh I need to know what I’m supposed to do.

Sara Turbeville: Yes, I will share my secrets with you.

Jackie Keller: Great.

Sara Turbeville: Are you ready?

Jackie Keller: I am.

Sara Turbeville: Okay, the number one is so simple, but it’s wash your face
twice a day. It seems so simple, but a beautiful complexion begins
with a clean canvas.

Jackie Keller: Well what do we wash with?

Sara Turbeville: We wash with a gentle liquid cleanser. You don’t want a
bar soap as the waxes that hold in a compressed form don’t allow it to
really rinse off of your skin, and so dirt…

Jackie Keller: That’s interesting.

Sara Turbeville: And oil and makeup kind of get trapped underneath there.

Jackie Keller: I didn’t realize that, I thought those little beauty bars
were the right thing to do.

Sara Turbeville: No not necessarily, there are some exceptions, but
generally you want to look for a lotion based, or a liquid cleanser
that rinses completely clean off of your skin.

Jackie Keller: Okay, so I’m going to wash my skin twice a day?

Sara Turbeville: Yes.

Jackie Keller: Do I dry it with a towel?

Sara Turbeville: You can pat dry, just don’t rub it, and if you come in
late at night and you just tend to not wash your face, because you’re
tired, wash it as soon as you get home from work, even if it’s 5:00 or

Jackie Keller: Are you in my place? You know I do that?

Sara Turbeville: Oh yes, I do, I do. Those makeup wipes come in handy too.

Jackie Keller: Okay.

Sara Turbeville: But you know, you can wash it at 5:00 or 6:00, you’re done
for the day, get the face cleansing done.

Jackie Keller: Okay, so what’s number two?

Sara Turbeville: Easy number two. Number two is use one product everyday
that’s specifically chosen just for your skin. There are so many skin
care products out there, it’s so confusing, even to me it’s
overwhelming. But if you can get a skin care professional to recommend
one product for you, and just use it as close to everyday as you can,
you’ll see a substantial difference in your skin throughout the year.

Jackie Keller: All right so, my problem is that I’m getting older, and…

Sara Turbeville: Aren’t we all?

Jackie Keller: So I need a skin care product that’s good for you know
mature skin.

Sara Turbeville: Yes, ladies of a certain something.

Jackie Keller: A fine wine skin.

Sara Turbeville: Yes, I understand, I’m of that age myself, so kind of one
size fits all product is Retinol which is topical Vitamin A, and it
works for both zits, and for wrinkles, and both, so it’s kind of
great. And you can get a prescription Retin-A from a physician. It’s a
little stronger, and sometimes it can lead to irritated skin, so a
Retinol is just an over the counter strength of Vitamin A.

Jackie Keller: Okay.

Sara Turbeville: And using that is kind of a great one size fits all

Jackie Keller: All right, and what’s the third thing?

Sara Turbeville: This is something else that you’ve heard before a lot, use
a sunscreen every single day of your life. It’s the best anti-aging
product ever, and although we do need some natural sun exposure for
Vitamin D.

Jackie Keller: Right.

Sara Turbeville: 20 minutes, generally speaking, of unprotected sun
exposure, but most of us get that without even really trying,
especially in California.

Jackie Keller: Absolutely.

Sara Turbeville: But the best anti-aging product. 80% get this, of visible
aging on your skin is due to incidental sun exposure, 80%. So you can
easily combat that just by daily sunscreen.

Jackie Keller: I know you’ve said this to me before, but it doesn’t
matter what age you are, you still need sunscreen, even if you’re like
young, and 20, and you like to live on the beach?

Sara Turbeville: Heck yes, that’s the most important time, because so much
of your sun damage accrues before the time you’re 18 or 20 years old.

Jackie Keller: Oh my goodness.

Sara Turbeville: And what’s really interesting to me is that sun damage,
your body stores like a clock. It’s not when you go to the Bahamas’s
and you lay out every day for a week that you get most of your sun
damage. Most of it is 20 minutes walking the dog one day, driving to
work the next day, your body literally adds up all those minutes, and
then eventually it just shows on your face.

Jackie Keller: How cruel is that?

Sara Turbeville: It’s cruel.

Jackie Keller: That doesn’t seem right.

Sara Turbeville: I know, it’s a cruel world.

Jackie Keller: Oh well, there you go. At least there’s something that you
can do, you put sunscreen on, it helps to protect your skin. And what
else do we need to do?

Sara Turbeville: The fourth tip that I got for you is wash those makeup
brushes. I know it’s a boring task to do, but put on some good tunes,
maybe have a glass of wine, and just wash those things.

Jackie Keller: What do you wash them with?

Sara Turbeville: A liquid cleanser, even maybe some dish soap, liquid dish
soap. But those germs just accrue, and then you’re putting those germs
back on your face, and then they sit until the next day, and the germs
just keep growing. And what gets me especially grossed out is, if you
use like a compact makeup and those sponges, and you reapply that
makeup on with the sponge, and then putting it back, and then back on,
and the germs just keep breeding. So, a quick and easy way, I mean
once a week is ideal to wash those brushes.

Jackie Keller: Okay.

Sara Turbeville: But if that’s just too much for you, take a paper towel,
sprinkle a little rubbing alcohol on it, and then take the brushes,
and just swoosh the bristles over the rubbing alcohol.

Jackie Keller: Okay.

Sara Turbeville: And that’s a quick and easy way to do it between actual

Jackie Keller: And is that all of our brushes? I mean our blush brush,
our eye brush, you know all of those things?

Sara Turbeville: Yes, yes it is absolutely all. You cannot skip.

Jackie Keller: Once a week, twice month?

Sara Turbeville: Ideally, but, you know, at the very least once a month.

Jackie Keller: Okay, all right.

Sara Turbeville: But just do what you can.

Jackie Keller: I’ll do my, I’ll try.

Sara Turbeville: Please, I’m going to check in with you on that.

Jackie Keller: Okay. And what’s the last thing?

Sara Turbeville: Okay, the last one is, I want you to wash those pillow
cases at least once a week, especially if you are prone to breakouts.
All that bacteria once again, just kind of breeds and then gets
transferred onto your face. And another tip is try to avoid using
dryer sheets and fabric softeners in towels that touch your skin, and
pillow cases.

Jackie Keller: Okay.

Sara Turbeville: Because those are full of chemicals, and artificial
fragrance that just gets pressed next to your skin. It can cause
dermatitis, irritation.

Jackie Keller: You never think about those things.

Sara Turbeville: No, I know.

Jackie Keller: You think, oh make sure..

Sara Turbeville: It smells so good.

Jackie Keller: It smells so good, but it’s bad for your skin.

Sara Turbeville: It’s the chemicals. What’s not good are the chemicals in
it, and then you’re just pressing it next to your skin.

Jackie Keller: Okay, so wash with hypoallergenic detergent?

Sara Turbeville: Yeah, fragrance free.

Jackie Keller: They have those fragrance free; they’re not that much more
expensive than the regular stuff.

Sara Turbeville: Exactly.

Jackie Keller: Okay.

Sara Turbeville: And then just skip all that artificial dryer sheet stuff.
And then..

Jackie Keller: Those are great tips.

Sara Turbeville: Thank you.

Jackie Keller: And they’re so easy.

Sara Turbeville: I think so, they’re doable, they’re manageable.

Jackie Keller: Yeah, and on that same note.

Sara Turbeville: Yes.

Jackie Keller: There are things that you can do from the inside out that
are also are good for your skin. So, I want to share with you my top
five favorite foods for skin care, and let me run this by you Sara,
and see what you think.

Sara Turbeville: Okay.

Jackie Keller: I think that some of the healthiest foods for your skin
include avocado, almonds, and other nuts, almonds and walnuts for
their Omega three fatty acids.

Sara Turbeville: Yes.

Jackie Keller: They’re really good for the skin, right?

Sara Turbeville: Yes, those are awesome. They hydrate the skin from the
inside out, and they help you retain some of the water that you’re
drinking hopefully every day.

Jackie Keller: Yeah.

Sara Turbeville: So essential fatty acids, bingo, very important.

Jackie Keller: And along with that there’s that new darling food that
everybody’s putting you know, on muffins and on cereals, and in
smoothies, the Chia seeds for Omega three fatty acids.

Sara Turbeville: Yes.

Jackie Keller: I think they go along with the Flax seeds, they sort of
the new food when it comes to Omega threes.

Sara Turbeville: That and hemp seeds right?

Jackie Keller: Yeah.

Sara Turbeville: I’ve heard that those are cool too.

Jackie Keller: I’m not that familiar with hemp.

Sara Turbeville: Okay.

Jackie Keller: But it could be, you know, there’s, every year there’s a
new seed.

Sara Turbeville: Right, the new cool, the new cool seed.

Jackie Keller: Right, and then dark chocolate. Isn’t that surprising?

Sara Turbeville: Yay, I’m so happy.

Jackie Keller: Good news for chocolate lovers.

Sara Turbeville: I know.

Jackie Keller: And those flavonols are protective for the skin. And
finally green tea for it’s wonderful antioxidant properties.

Sara Turbeville: Yes. It is a wonderful; green tea is awesome, white tea.

Jackie Keller: So but we do your five tips, and we eat my five foods.

Sara Turbeville: Gorgeous.

Jackie Keller: We’ll be gorgeous.

Sara Turbeville: Gorgeous, it’s settled.

Jackie Keller: I love it, I love it. Well thank you Sara so much for
joining me.

Sara Turbeville: My pleasure.

Jackie Keller: I know our viewers will want to found you, so where do
they go?

Sara Turbeville: I will tell you. You can go to www skin Santa Monica dot
com, and you will find all the information about how to get a hold of
me. You can email me, or call me, and I’ll be happy to answer your
questions, or give you a great skin care treatment.

Jackie Keller: Thank you so much for being here.

Sara Turbeville: You’re welcome.

Jackie Keller: It was great.

Sara Turbeville: Thank you for having me.

Jackie Keller: I can’t wait to see how good my skin can look. It’s time
for the last bite. It’s at this moment in the show that I share with
you one of my cooking tips, something to help you understand, and
absorb the information that we’ve presented here today. So I’d like to
talk a little bit about goals, because this is the time of year when
we not only make resolutions, but we set goals for ourselves, and we
have some specific things that we look for when we’re setting those

So how do you know if your goal is a good one? Here’s five ways to
structure your goal to make it smart, S-M-A-R-T, that’s an acronym. So
the S stands for specific, you want your goal to be really; really
specific to what it is that you’re going to do. So for example if my
goal was to add more avocados in my diet, a specific example of that
would be I’m going to have third of an avocado which by the way is a
full serving of avocado, a third, I’m going to have a third of an
avocado twice a week beginning next Monday. That’s an example of a
specific goal. M stands for measurable. Make your goal something you
can measure, not just I’m going to have more avocado, but I’m going to
have a third of an avocado. That is very specific, very measurable.
That’s S-M, A, action oriented. I’m going to eat a third of an avocado
twice a week starting next Monday. I’ve committed to an action that I
can measure myself against, so specific, measurable, action oriented.

The R in smart stands for realistic. So let’s face it, if I were to
say I’m going to have a whole avocado every day for the rest of my
life, not going to happen. Instead make the goal something realistic,
why? Because if it’s realistic you can achieve it, and if you can
achieve it, you can celebrate, and if you can celebrate you feel
successful, and if you feel successful you’re going to keep making
more goals. So specific, measurable, action oriented, realistic, and
the fifth element of a good goal is that it’s timed, commit.

Set a time and a day, a place, whatever it is, make it something
timed, so that you can really hold yourself accountable. So again
remember goals are good, they give us something to achieve, something
to strive for, something to aim for. Give yourself some rewards every
time you achieve one of your goals, and if you break those goals down
into little baby steps that are smart, specific, measurable, action
oriented, realistic and timed you will be successful. And thank you so
much for joining me, my name is Jackie Keller. I hope to see you next
week on Food Exposed. For more Food Exposed check me out on, and until next week remember make food your best friend,
and exercise your companion for life.