Here’s to the first week of 2k19 🖤🖤✌🏼~surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and feel, energies are contagious✨#2019
~The skin-diet connection~
Hydration💧 is a key component to skin health helping to flush out toxins & promote skin metabolism & regeneration but what are the best foods & supplements to include in your diet for skin health? A few studies have shown that certain supplements & foods can benefit some skin conditions by improving underlying causes of rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, & dryness.👇🏼 •
1️⃣ Rosacea- Borage oil or /GLA (gamma-linolenic acid)- as a supplement on its own is amazing to help fight redness & inflammation. Hemp seeds are one of my favourites to add to smoothies & are rich in GLA. Probiotic supplements specifically containing ~lactobacilli and/or bifidobacterium~ (healthy bacteria) line the gut to prevent inflammation. Additional foods that help balance the gut biome & minimize rosacea symptoms; yogurt, kefir, kombucha, & sauerkrut 👉🏼 all rich sources of probiotics.
2️⃣ Psorysis- Supplentation includes; omega-3 fatty acids (found in fatty fish), glucosamine & chondroitin (found bone broth), Vitamin D3 (found in eggs, salmon), and milk thistle. For diet, probiotic-rich and fiber-rich foods including kefir, yogurt and vegetables & beans which promote detoxification. Vitamin B12 with avocado oil & Frankincense oil are topical remedies.
3️⃣ Eczema- Zinc supplements or foods rich in Zinc including pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, & lentils act as a natural inflammatory to prevent bacterial growth on the skin.
4️⃣ Dryness- healthy fats with omega-3a including avocados, walnuts, & olive oil will strengthen the skin cell membrane promoting healthier skin. Vitamin E is found in avocados or supplement form is an antioxidant which can help protect the skin from oxidative damage.
What to avoid? As a general consensus, the majority of foods high in refined sugar & processed carbs are inflammatory for the skin.🚫 What are your favourite supplements for skin health?