There are many factors that influence the health and integrity of your skin. Some of these include:
This can result from both external factors, such as irritating soaps, or internal threats, such as food intolerances. Stress can be inflammatory too.
Both our gut and our skin have their own microbiome. We need both these microbiomes to be robust and healthy, so they can protect us against microorganisms that can harm healthy skin.
As our external barrier, the skin is the first line of defence against assaults such as pollution and UV radiation. Poor dietary habits can also contribute to oxidative stress.
Eating too much sugar can not only make our skin oilier and more acne-prone, but it can also speed up the ageing process.
If we don’t eat enough of certain foods or nutrients, this can affect our skin over time. It can also be a sign that we’re not digesting our food properly.
Many hormones play a role in the health of our skin. If we have too much or too little of one hormone, it can start a domino effect that shows up in our complexion.
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Start with three simple steps:
This is a simple but effective way to support your gut microbiome, which has a positive effect on your skin. Good choices include sauerkraut and kimchi.
Foods that quickly raise your blood sugar affect your hormones and contribute to inflammation. To balance your blood sugar, cut down on sweet and starchy foods, and fill up on protein, fibre and healthy fats instead.
If your skin condition is being triggered by a particular food, keeping a food and symptom diary will enable you to see any patterns.
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Diarrhoea is associated with other conditions.