Many people consider skin care to be related to cosmetic products and skin care treatments however it is what is happening internally that will have the biggest impact on how our skin looks on the outside.
Firstly if you are conscious that your skin is blemished or irritated and are consuming sugar daily, often in high quantities consider making a change to this in your diet. Sugar is not good for your skin. And it’s not just sugar, but also high-glycemic foods which quickly convert to sugar. This, in turn, raises insulin levels and puts unnatural demands on your body to deal with the food you just ate.
A practical and effective healthy skin care action you can take is reducing/ quitting sugar consumption. Here is our guide to support clients in making this change - here.
Our skin is the largest organ of our body and if you’re getting constant rashes, redness, dryness, blemishes and pimples, that’s generally because there is something not quite right on the inside (inflammatory responses or detoxification processes). These skin issues may just be a symptom and not the actual problem. Consider learning the difference between inflammatory and non-inflammatory foods in our starter guide.
This is not to say that all skin issues are caused and solved by diet, but many people notice dramatic skin improvements when they improve their diet.
A low carbohydrate, healthy fat (LCHF) diet reduces the intake of skin irritating toxins and pro-inflammatory foods and increases skin loving and healing foods.
LCHF eating provides you with an opportunity to eat lots of antioxidant rich foods, vitamins and minerals from vegetables and fruits, healthy natural fats and essential protein from good quality, pasture fed meat and eggs, as well as drinking plenty of fresh water - all of which help to support healthy skin, hair and nails. By changing your diet, you may fix the problem that's causing the symptoms.
If you want healthy, clear and radiant skin, perhaps it's time to start looking at your diet... as the saying goes "you are what you eat". If you're filling the inside of your body with lots of processed foods full of sugars and additives, you can't expect your skin to be glowing on the outside. There is only so much that expensive skin care products and make-up can achieve.
If you would like to improve your diet for healthier skin, contact us today!
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