Sitting in my holistic doctor's cramped office, I remained quiet as she examined me. Minutes passing, an ominous silence began to creep in. "Why was she taking so long to say anything? Had she found something bad?" The anticipation was too much for my little heart to bear! Finally, breaking the tension, she looked at me and said, "you've been eating a lot of sweets lately, haven't you?"
Relieved but also shocked, I wondered how this lady could possibly know that I had been downing whole pies and ice cream?! Begrudgingly admitting to her accusation, I assured her that the dessert train had made its last stop.
The way your skin looks has a lot to do with the foods you consume, as I soon discovered in that appointment. While it can be hard to forsake those guilty pleasures, the health of your skin may depend on it.
It's time to connect the diet dots so that you can achieve the clear skin you deserve. Here is everything you need to know about acne and diet and the natural-remedy that changed my skin forever.
How Does Diet Impact Acne?
The relationship between diet and acne is a complicated one, full of twists and turns. In short, it's the best drama you'll ever read.
Foods like sugar, dairy, and refined carbs are the big hitters when it comes to acne. These foods have been proven to raise blood sugar levels, create inflammation in your body and skin, and increase the insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), which can cause excess tissue growth. All of these things can contribute to hormone irregularity and lead to an overproduction of sebum (oil) on the skin.
From there, the extra oil can attract existing bacteria and further the inflammation within the skin. What is the result? Acne.
Many would think that the obvious solution would be to get rid of these foods altogether. But will that completely fix the acne issue for good?
Nutrients for Clear Skin
If you're dealing with acne, you may have heard these two rules:
- Get rid of greasy foods
- Forget about eating anything remotely laced in sugar
Is this truly the answer to clear skin, though? In my story, it wasn't entirely. I had stopped eating greasy foods, stopped consuming sugar, and lived a miserable life. While I did see some improvement, it didn’t completely fix my acne problem. It wasn't until I started focusing on giving my body the nutrients it needed that I saw a vast improvement.
A life of balance- one that includes fruits, vegetables, and supplements- can help your whole body achieve health and, inevitably, heal your skin.
Here is how it works:
If vital vitamins and nutrients are missing from your diet, it could show up on your skin. You could end up seeing redness, puffiness, extra oil, and acne because your body is not operating at its maximum capacity. Without incorporating consistent vitamins and minerals, you could have a long cycle of skin issues.
So, even if you ditch the sugar, carbs, and grease, you can still see acne show up if you haven’t given your body the essential nutrients it needs.
Our suggestion? Include several portions of vegetables and low sugar fruits with every meal. In addition, supplements can be a great way to get much-needed nutrients you may not get daily. Some great supplements to include are vitamins A, D, E, K, Zinc, and Beta-Sitosterol. These have been found to help the skin and body.
*As always, consult with your doctor before starting a new diet.
The Clear Skin Finale
While diet is super important, it is just part of the picture when it comes to breakouts. Having an effective skincare routine is the key to sustaining acne-free skin.
The Clear Skin Kit is the perfect all-in-one kit to tackle breakouts. These four products are infused with over 40 natural-based ingredients so that your skin can handle whatever comes its way.
✨The Clarifying Hydration Dew is packed full of vitamins to give your face an instant reset and prepare the face to absorb nutrients better.
✨The Radiant Cleansing Nectar is a rinse-less cleanser that removes impurities deep within the skin.
✨The Flawless Nourishment Cream is packed full of vitamins to help the skin balance oil production, fade dark marks, and reduce inflammation. It also provides all-day nourishment.
✨The Clear Skin Elixir is the perfect overnight mask to calm sudden breakouts and get your skin back on track just in time for the morning.
All of these products work together in clear skin harmony to give you everything you need to succeed. There's no way you can lose with the right team in your corner, and these four are the best team you can get.
With just a few adjustments like getting rid of the trigger foods listed above and adding in an abundance of nutrients, you can have the skin you’ve always wanted. Will it be hard? At times, yes. But, in the end, it will be worth the sacrifice. Cheers to a successful journey!