There are many aspects to a beautiful skin. Getting plenty of sleep every day seems to be hardest for me to accomplish. But a diet and natural skin care are closely related and most important factors to consider. I have mentioned it many times about avoiding sugar and processed foods. Here is what an anti-aging expert, Dr. Lark, has to say about our diet and how it relates to our skin care.
But what you eat can have a significant impact on your skin, as well. For instance, refined sugar in particular can exacerbate a host of skin problems, like acne. (And it doesn’t matter if you are in your reproductive years, premenopause, or menopause…all women get acne!) First, sugar prompts the secretion of androgens, hormones that cause oil glands to go into overdrive. Second, sugar causes an insulin response in the body, which leads to inflammation. When pores become blocked, then inflamed, bacteria get trapped under the skin, which leads to pimples and blackheads. This inflammatory response can also aggravate other conditions like rosacea and eczema.
So, along with taking skin-supportive nutrients, using the best natural skin care products on the market, and balancing your female hormones, give your kitchen pantry a major overhaul. Get rid of all refined carbohydrates and foods high in sugar, fat, and ingredients you can’t pronounce. Your diet should be overwhelmingly rich in vegetables and fruits (preferably organic), whole grains, raw nuts, legumes, occasional free-range poultry, and wild-caught fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel.ﾠ
If you are having problems with poor digestion, you may want to try a book written by another health expert, Sherry Brescia. Sherry is a researcher that has dedicated most of her life to helping people overcome many digestive problems. Click here to learn more about proper food combining and how it can improve your health and your skin.