Good things generally take time and the same theory applies to our health and wellbeing. If you are suffering from adult acne or similar skin issues – there simply is no overnight acne treatment that can heal your skin woes, but with discipline, persistence and an open mind – the journey can be one that can teach you a lot not just about your skin but about yourself.
When digestion is out of whack, it is almost impossible to treat acne. I used to eat a small meal and look 7 months pregnant, I still feel bloated after some meals but I am a lot more aware of triggers and how to quickly bring myself back to normal. Knowing how to support a healthy digestive system has been key to healing my skin. Below are five simple tips you can safely implement straight away in order to support your digestion and achieve skin radiance.
I’m all about abundance when it comes to food, tell me I can’t have something and I go crazy trying to avoid it. It never ends well!
When it comes to refining your diet to support the healing of your acne, I like to talk about what it is you CAN eat as opposed to what you need to hide from. It’s dubbed (by me) as ‘The crowding out method’ and it involves eating all the goods first so that there is barely any room left for the bads.
Stress is totally necessary, a little goes a long way and propels us further in life and gives us that little kick up the butt to keep moving forward. Too much stress? That's a whole nother ball game and a bad, preliminary-type basketball one at that. You see, too much stress is far too common in our over-stimulated, over-worked, rather competitive world. With controversial presidential wins, economy inflation and a very stimulated social media influence, it can be challenging to know when and how to disconnect from the busy and connect to the internal sanctuary of the self. The secret? That this temporary disconnection is actually super important for our nervous systems, our mental health and our overall wellbeing.
Excess insulin can trigger androgen hormones, which are strongly correlated with acne. It can cause weight gain and eventually obesity and it also impacts the production of sebum, which is the oil that is produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands. Excess sebum can block pores, create inflammation and cause acne. If insulin levels are up and down, it is almost impossible to be acne-free.