What is the secret of good skin? The answer is not unequivocal. Good skin is the sum of daily skincare routines, diet, hormones, genetics, etc. But our lifestyle certainly has a significant impact on the condition of our skin. Does nutrition affect the condition of our skin? Let's find out!

Skincare & Diet - are they related?

Those who suffer from skin problems know the struggle. Dermatologists, beauticians, various skincare products, and many different and often confusing tips - It's frustrating when nothing helps. That's why I decided to approach the subject through diet. 

At a certain point in the menstrual cycle, too much chocolate causes impurities in my skin to blossom. As I get older, I have noticed that nutrition matters to my holistic well-being and skin condition. Dryness decreased skin elasticity and impurities. I can see if I have eaten ( or drank too little water or, let's not even mention wine ) and chosen unhealthy alternatives on my face.

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Which nutrients are essential for the skin and diet?

Of course, a balanced, nutrition-rich diet is the key. But if we look at certain nutrients, it is essential to consider the zinc levels in treating acne and eczema. Zinc deficiency in the diet often increases both of these skin conditions. Also, adequate vitamin A and C intake is essential to maintain skin health.

Turmeric - proven health benefits

Surely you have also heard of turmeric? I add a spoonful of turmeric every day to my smoothie - an easy way to add turmeric to your daily nutrition habits. Turmeric contains Curcumin, which has been shown in numerous studies to control the body's inflammatory state and inhibit some skin bacteria's growth.

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Food Allergies and gut health

Have you ever considered the possibility of a food allergy? Cleaning your diet may be helpful. Eggs, milk, nuts, soy, gluten, and dairy may worsen skin symptoms.

We should, of course, not forget well being of our gut health. As we know, many inflammatory skin diseases are directly related to intestinal microbial disorders.

My takeout

Recently, I tried to cut out alcohol completely. Alcohol is a dehydrator and makes the skin even drier. I notice my skin is drier after a glass of wine the following day, especially in winter. Also, I have paid attention to supplements and, of course, collagen. I don't know if they will all be helpful, but one can always hope! 😉 Good sleep, fresh air, exercise, and, most important, smile. I believe that everything affects everything, including skincare!

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