When it comes to clear skin, I am sure we can all agree that we all want it, true? It’s hard to feel confident in yourself when you feel like you’re the only person in the world dealing with adult acne or dry dehydrated skin that just makes you look older than you are! It’s the worst and I can say hand on my heart that I hate it the feeling of bad skin!
If you are one of the people who had beautiful skin growing up, then started breaking out as you were in your 20’s and 30’s, let me tell you this……you are far from alone! This is extremely common. This doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it. There are options for you.
I fall into this category and after spending thousands on treatments, creams, procedures, certified organic foods (I already eat extremely well, so this was taking it to another level to seek answers) I was left in tears from pure frustration that I couldn’t find the answer.
I have since found what works for me, and I am eager to share with you to help you build your confidence back!
For those of you who have bought the Skin Elixir, you know the extra tips that I put in with your tea, here are a few more.
Firstly, it is a combination of what you are putting into your body and on your skin.
Let’s start with what you are putting into your body:
You are what you eat, and its effect on the health of your gut, is fundamental to the way your face ages or looks. Certain food groups appear to be particularly damaging: gluten, dairy, sugar and alcohol. They can affect you in ways such as spots, puffiness, changes in skin tone, premature fine lines or sagging. Different food groups will show on different parts of the face.
Yes we have all heard that a glass of red wine a day can help the aging process. But here is what you don’t hear- it isn’t the wine that is beneficial, it is the resveratrol in the grapes. What is this you ask? Resveratrol is a potent synergistic antioxidant that helps support the body’s resistance against oxidative stress to help protect the body from premature ageing by minimizing free radical damage. Aka: Fantastic for anti-aging, skin protection, cardiovascular & heart health.
So, what can a glass or two most nights, do for your skin? Well, wine is high in sugar, which damages the protein collagen (vital for keeping skin elastic) causing enlarged pores and droopy eyelids.
Alcohol dehydrates the skin, which worsens the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Refined sugar is no good for you. Diets high in sugar can cause breakouts, lines on the forehead and sagging under the eyes. It can also thin the skin, taking away that youthful glow. Too much sugar affects fat distribution, too, with sugar lovers ending up with a gaunt appearance because their face loses the fat that should keep it looking youthful. Sugar has an impact on the bacteria levels in the gut, which can result in breakouts on the face, shoulders and chest.
If you have a lot of sugar, this can result in washed out skin, leaving it looking dull. Think twice about soft drinks, candy, chocolate, juice full of additives (this actually isn’t juice but a fruit drink), cakes, biscuits, processed food & pastries.
Cutting these out will have a rapid improvement on your complexion.
This is one of the most common food intolerances. The reason for this? The body has trouble breaking down and digesting lactose effectively. But let’s talk about what dairy actually is for a moment: It is the baby food for a completely different species- cows! Doesn’t that seem strange within it self? It is not even meant for grown cows, have you ever seen a grown cow drinking cows milk? I didn’t think so.
By the time we are 3 or 4 most of us have stopped producing the enzymes of lactase. The reason we don’t produce these enzymes anymore is because we really aren’t supposed to be having milk anymore. Is this starting to make sense why we don’t break down dairy well? Let’s not forget the dairy from cows that we are consuming as adults, is heated at high temperatures, making it even harder to digest because it is pasteurized.
A glass of milk can contain a cocktail of more than 20 hormones and chemicals, some of which occur naturally and some which will have been fed to the cow, such as antibiotics, anti-fungals, growth-promoters and painkillers.
Try cutting dairy for a month and see how your skin looks. If you are concerned about calcium, you can get this from green vegetables.
What is it? It is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
I am sure you have heard more about people going “gluten free” in the past couple of years, than ever before.
There are 2 factors with gluten:
According to American doctors, gluten intolerances can lead to brain fog, bloating, infertility, brittle nails, bloated face and blemished skin.
If you feel you may have an intolerance to gluten, try removing from your diet and see how you feel. Then visit your doctor or nutritionist for further information.
So we’ve gone through all the things that we shouldn’t have. What about the things we can have? Let me tell you.
Vegetables. I know it seems cliché but have you ever tracked the food you are having daily? Try this everyday for 2 weeks and see how many you think you have, and what you actually have. You will be surprised.
Here are some of the best foods you can have for your skin:
So, as we have discussed, breakouts come from internal factors. If you are not addressing what you body is trying to tell you, the outside is where it will show.
Tea With Me Skin Elixir works to help clear up the breakouts, working from the inside out. Click here to find out more
Whether you are going through it, have been through it or waiting for it to start, you have probably heard that it is not the best experience and certaintly not a simple walk in the park. But fact is, it.....
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