HEAL YOUR SKIN FROM THE INSIDE IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS
Our skin is our largest organ and one that deserves as much love and TLC as we can
muster from the outside AND the inside. Chronic skin conditions can be an amazing
insight into any imbalances we are currently having, from digestive distress,
hormones, or stress!
HERE are the 3 best ways to love and heal your skin from the INSIDE:
1. Baby your digestion
Your gut health is directly connected to the health of your skin. Un diagnosed food
allergies, traditional dairy, and gut infections can all cause acne, rosacea, and oily
skin. Here are some of the best ways to ensure your gut is in tip top shape and,
therefore, your skin!
Limit gut inflaming foods (note—this is individualized). For me, dairy is
very inflammatory, for others maybe soy and corn. Listen to your body!
Drink bone broth - bone broth contains collagen and amino acids lysine
and glycine, which work to rebuild the soft tissue of our intestines and
heal our gut. It’s a gut healers dream!
Eat probiotics: organic sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, and kefir are all
Support your stomach acid: If you struggle with bloating, heartburn, or
gas after meals, low stomach acid may be to blame. Try drink 1 TB raw
Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water 10 minutes before your meal to
stimulate acid production.
ACCEPT YOUR SKIN
2. Stabilize your blood sugar
Unstable blood sugar is one of the leading causes of hormone imbalances like Insulin
resistance, PCOS, and androgen dominance which causes jawline and around the
mouth breakouts. Here are the top ways to stabilize blood sugar:
Make sure to get at least 20 grams of protein at breakfast, and eat breakfast
within an hour of waking up.
Eat protein and healthy fat at every meal
Sleep well and keep stress under control
Do not skip meals or “push through” hunger
Preferentially choose nutrient-dense complex carbs like root vegetables over
bread, pastries, and sweets
Eat fiber-rich green veggies
3. Accept your skin
Skin issues like acne can be such a sensitive topic for so many. We have been taught
to feel ashamed of our breakouts because they represent imperfections, and to hide
them under makeup or Photoshop. In reality, not only is your skin NOTHING to be
ashamed of, but all the stressing over our reflection actually is contributing to our
Let go of the perfection expectation and accept your skin as it is, your
face AND your peace of mind will thank you for it!
- Article by
Jessica Demasi for Wholly Healed
- Certified Eating Psychology Coach
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