SKIN CONDITIONS 101: HOW TO NOURISH THE SKIN
When trying to aid skin dealing with skin conditions, nourishing your skin from the inside should take top priority. It is important what you use on the outside, but if you are still eating a diet high in inflammatory foods, most issues will continue to persist. Here are few suggestions for each of the most common skin conditions:
Acne can be caused by a couple of things: excessive dry skin that creates excess sebum that clogs pores or a result of hormonal imbalances. When dealing with acne, it can be beneficial to better your diet by adding whole foods such as green leafy veggies, omega-3s like fish, chia, or flax seeds, and a diet that is full of a rainbow of colors. Find foods that help support your hormones like quality proteins, healthy fats, fiber, and more. Sometimes it is necessary to supplement, but talk with your doctor first and make sure that it is something you are comfortable supplementing with. Ways to help your skin on the outside is by making sure you are moisturizing with quality products like Triple Threat or Liquid Gold. Use a gentle cleanser like a Facial Soap Bar and a Balancing Toner.
Eat gut-healthy foods to nourish your skin from within. Your skin will benefit from more whole meals, whole grains, fresh cruciferous veggies, cooling foods like cucumbers and melons, and fresh juices like pomegranate juice. Omega-3s from salmon or mackerel are good sources of healthy fats. Chia and flax seeds are other sources of omega-3s. Berries, whether fresh or frozen, are a high-antioxidant fruit to include in your diet. It will also make a difference if you drink room temperature water. Overall, a diet low in inflammatory foods, such as red meats, red wine, chocolate, spicy foods, and caffeine, will aid in the reduction of rosacea symptoms. Rosacea can cause a burning or tingling sensation on your face. The use of relaxing and cooling items can assist to alleviate the symptoms of rosacea. Calendula, aloe, and rose oil, as well as natural, soothing essential oils, are all excellent selections when looking for the best goods. Products like Liquid Gold and Better Butter help soothe and provide the skin with antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. Using tools such as a gua sha and jade roller can help soothe irritated skin and remove toxins.
Eczema + Psoriasis
Fermented, probiotic-rich foods like kimchi, kombucha, organic tempeh, sauerkraut, miso, coconut kefir, and pickled veggies might help you improve your gut health. Brussels sprouts, kale, arugula, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower are all great detox foods. Oil + Hemp Seeds: Almost the ideal ratio of Omega 3, 6, and 9, which your skin requires (in the proper amounts) to reduce inflammation, moisturize the skin, and aid in the formation of collagen. The fiber content also aids in the removal of undesirable waste from the body. Turmeric, ginger, and black pepper are the ideal anti-inflammatory spices! Chop, sprinkle, and combine them... Simply get them in every day. If you want healthier skin, fish is high in anti-inflammatory omegas and should be included in your weekly diet. Greens’, such as kale, swiss chard, arugula, and spinach, main objective is to increase body alkalinity. And the closer you get to an alkaline body, the less sickness is able to thrive there. Water is required for a variety of processes in the body, including brain function, skin lubrication, the transport of nutrients from one part of the body to another, and the elimination of waste and other noxious substances. Nettle Tea is high in minerals and vitamins. This indigenous herb is a must-try; I like to make a pot and sip on it all day until bedtime. Foods to avoid would be dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, peanuts, shellfish, alcohol, and sugar. All these can wreak havoc on your gut health. Something that can be beneficial to your skin on the outside is moisturizing! Products that sink deep within the skin, like our Whipped Body Butter and Better Butter, can be helpful if applied right out of the shower.
Always remember your skin is what you eat! Great skincare always starts from within.