Here is a post to share a couple of nutritional tips for looking after your skin as much as possible (and for reducing acne in case you have oily or acne prone skin) 🕊 the tips are carefully noted in a post by urban herbalist, a healthy and wellbeing hub who are noted to include naturopaths, herbalists, a nutritionist and a pharmicist and who are based in auckland, nz 🌸 a couple of the nutrition tips noted include cut out sugar, increase fibre, avoid dairy, eat more omega 3, get more vitamin D, get more zinc and take probiotics and hope noting the tips could be helpful !
I suffered from severe acne in my early teens (from about 14 to 15 years old) and understand how much clear, comfy and healthy skin, and the nutritional and lifestyle choices often connected to looking after your skin as much as possible, can really help to lift up your self confidence 🤗 I hope the tips could be helpful in case you could be suffering from acne, or in case you could be hoping to look after your skin (and wellbeing) as much as you can !
Nutrition tips by urban herbalist
Cut out sugar
as noted by urban herbalist, insulin resistances increases insulin like growth factor, which blocks pores and increases sebum production. It also increases androgen production by which increases acne.
as noted by urban herbalist, fibre prevents androgens from being recirculated in the body
as noted by urban herbalist, dairy is inflammatory and increases androgens. This also applies to whey protein. If you supplement with protein, consider switching to a plant based alternative, like pea protein.
Eat more omega 3
as noted by urban herbalist, anti inflammatory = less acne
Get more vitamin D
as noted by urban herbalist, great for inflammation/insulin resistance
Get more zinc
as noted by urban herbalist, shown to improve insulin resistance and hormone balance
as noted by urban herbalist, probiotics help to improve skin health by decreasing inflammation, reducing insulin resistance, and assisting with hormone detoxification
Are there any of the skin care tips (noted above) which you enjoy the most or find easiest?
Photo credit: frangipani flower photo, found on Pinterest
Sources: urban herbalist Instagram page (@urban_herbalist_nz)
Please note: I also wrote an earlier blog post, sharing a couple of tips for glowing summer skin, noted by meenoo organics (@meenooorganics) in case you could be hoping to see a second blog post about looking after your skin as much as possible (please check the link)
Disclaimer: please note, the blog post is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with urban herbalist, although I hope noting a bit about urban herbalist could be helpful in case you could be hoping to check their beautiful website, Instagram page (@urban_herbalist_nz) or see them in store in case you could need any help with natural health and wellbeing, or could be from nz too ! 🕊 thank you so much urban herbalist for sharing the skin care tips, and for being ok for me to note the skin care tips in a blog post 🌸