What Your Skin Says About Your Health and Diet

Your diet plays a key important role in keeping your skin looking healthy and clean, and your face is one of the first places to notice if the food you're eating is affecting your complexion. 

Our skin is the largest organ in the body, and it’s the first place we start to notice if there’s something going on beneath the surface. Your skin and diet are two things that correspond together making it quite simple to detect if what you’re putting into your body is affecting your skin. That “baby face” complexion is something we strive for so understanding what influences what is something to extend your knowledge about and knowing this  will save you quite a bit of money because you will no longer be spending your pay checks on highly marketed face products. We will go over some of the most common problem areas on the skin, how your diet can be causing this and which foods to help settle some of these common issues.

Oily Skin

Don’t fear! It’s quite normal for your skin to produce oils, but too much can lead to breakouts. Dairy, High sugar and processed foods with excess salt are the common contributors and culprits to excess oil on your face. Limiting these and avoiding adding extra salt to your foods can help minimise excess oil being produced.

Dry skin

A diet lacking Omega 3’s can lead to dry and itchy skin. Adding good sources of Omega 3 fatty acids such as nuts, seeds, salmon and other oily fish can really help rejuvenate the appearance your skin.

Dark under eyes

Lack of sleep is only half the reason causing under eye circles. Excess alcohol, dairy and gluten intolerances have been found to darken the under eye area.

Chin breakouts

The health of your gut plays an important role in your body, it’s practically the second brain. An undernourished gut & bad gut bacteria usually causes breakouts on the lower regions of your face. Restore your gut health with some pre and probiotics and lots of fibre. Try adding some fermented foods such as yoghurt, kombucha, kimchi or other pickled foods to your diet and this should help clear up those breakouts.

Jawline breakouts

The lower regions of your face are heavily influenced by your hormones and what you eat! Processed foods, dairy and sugar are the main common culprits! Limiting these and switching to nut or plant based milks will help reduce jawline breakouts!

Instead of investing those savings on these miracle serums, cleansers, toners and moisturisers, invest in your diet. Have a think about our ancestors, were they spending hundreds of dollars on that miracle serum that’s going to reduce those pores, get rid of blemishes and turn your skin back 20 years, No! They simply ate whole nutritious foods containing vital minerals and nutrients without the additives and preservatives found in processed foods.

Your diet plays a key role in the health of your skin, treat it nicely and it will do the same in return.

 

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