Glowing, Radiant Skin
Rashes, acne, dry skin, warts… They don’t just look bad, they also negatively impact our self-esteem. Skin issues are hard to hide and often uncomfortable as well. Oh, and they love to pop up right before an important event because they want to join in on the fun too.
Whenever skin issues are present, it is a sign that something is wrong beneath the surface. The key to radiant skin is actually more internal than external. However, it is still important to practice good skin health topically as well as internally.
Common reasons for skin issues include:
When our detoxification processes are impaired our bodies can start to detox more things through are skin, which irritates and overburdens our skin. This can look like anything from rashes to acne. It is important to support our detoxification processes to keep skin looking radiant.
FATTY ACID DEFICIENCY
When we are deficient in healthy fats, our skin suffers. All of the cell walls in the body are made of fat, your skin cells are no exception. Healthy fats are needed for supple, hydrated skin. Eating rancid fats also contributes to dry skin as it degrades the quality and integrity of each cell. It is important to consume fats high in omega 3s, which are anti-inflammatory and contribute to good skin health.
A lot of products we put on our skin can actually make our skin worse. Most skin products contain harsh chemicals that are bad for our skin. Our skin is our largest organ and plays a vital role in detoxification. Products we put on our skin can contain chemicals like fragrances, sulfates, parabens, and aluminum. Our skin absorbs these chemicals, which end up inside our body, negatively affecting the health of our skin, endocrine system, immune system, detoxification processes and more.
Dehydration can dry out your skin and accelerate aging. The reason being is your skin is partly made up of water. Drinking adequate amounts of water every day is ideal for soft, youthful skin. You can check out my hydration blog to find out how to stay properly hydrated.
When there is a skin issue, there is inflammation.
When you eat foods that you are intolerant too it creates excess inflammation in the body. Symptoms of excessive inflammation can manifest as all sorts of skin issues.
A poor diet is lacking in the nutrients your body needs for good skin health and creating excessive inflammation in the body. If you’re interested in healing your body through diet, I highly recommended enrolling in the foundations of healthy eating online course.
When your hormones are out of whack it can cause your skin to produce more oil, causing frequent breakouts.
When we aren’t digesting our food properly, we aren’t getting the proper nutrients our body needs for optimal skin health. Digestive issues also cause our immune systems to overreact creating excessive inflammation that can show up as skin issues.
Stress can throw off your hormones, and digestion which can lead to skin issues. Cortisol, the main hormone that gets released when we are stressed, can also contribute to acne among other things.
Eating a properly prepared whole food diet is key to getting glowing skin. Avoiding foods that are inflammatory to the body is also crucial to get that glow.
When we eat a diet that is right for us then our bodies are able to efficiently detoxify. Our systems in the body like, digestive, skin, and hormonal systems all function optimally as well. When our organ systems are functioning properly, our skin looks radiant.