Skin Barrier 101
You can’t deny it. Your skin is like a window into your gut and unless you happen to be a genetically blessed individual who doesn't get a nice red zit after the bottomless mimosas at brunch or the extra slice of chocolate cake you had over the weekend --this article is for you.
Let's take a deeper dive into skincare and look past the shelf full of products, that are more often just masking the problem than curing it, and start focusing on the root of it all by taking a look inside of our bodies.
The two major causes of acne are hormonal imbalance and inflammation in the body. These can be caused by an increase in blood sugar which causes the body to go through a series of chemical reactions that results in increased sebum production and, ultimately, acne.
And as all acne is some sort of inflammation or reaction to hormonal imbalance, we want to stay away from the foods that can cause these reactions and replace them with healthy, nutrient-rich ones instead!
Foods to avoid:
What to look for:
This is not for you to stress out over every single thing you eat, but simply to help make more conscious and intentional decisions on the fuel you are giving to your body. Getting that healthier gut and clearer skin are simply added benefits to a healthier and happier you :)
Want to read about how eating healthy and understanding her body helped out our founder, Liah Yoo? Read more here.
This is so hard. All my favorites are on the “Food to Avoid” list huhu