So you’ve got acne, you’ve tried every topical treatment under the sun and nothing seems to be working…this could be your body telling you that there is something else going on.
Whenever people talk to us about their acne problems we rarely hear anyone talk about their digestional and gut health. A lot of people tend to think these two don’t have much to do with our skin but that’s actually not the case at all. Skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and dermatitis are usually a symptom of something else going on in your body. Part of your integumentary system, which also consists of your hair and nails, your skin be a window to your health.
Some simple ways to help heal what is going on internally is to avoid these not so gut friendly items…
- Frequent use of antibiotics
- Excessive Alcohol
- Excessive use of hot sauce
Being conscience of what you eat, the medicines you take and managing stress with exercise will help you repair the damage to your gut and get you on your way to a glowing blemish free complexion.
On the flip side, there are many great tasting foods and nourishing supplements that when incorporated into your diet will help you maintain a healthy and happy tummy. These are wonderful aids to digestion and gut health but also have many other benefits such as helping with mental clarity, mood stability, helping boost your immune system, healing inflammatory bowel conditions such as IBS, and even preventing urinary tract infections. Best of all, you can find them all at your local natural grocery store.
- Prebiotics + Probiotics
- Kefir (fermented milk)
- Fermented vegetables
- Dandelion greens
- Burdock root
- Jicama & chicory root
If you want to take a 360 degree approach to getting rid of acne - Eat healthy, exercise and take care of your skin with clean, organic products.
Remember, treat your body with love and it will love you back!