Is your digestive health reflected in your skin?

September 17, 2015 2 min read 0 Comments

By Michelle

Theories surrounding the causes of acne have increasingly circulated since the last 50 years. Now more than ever, people of all ages are suffering from the physical and emotion effects of unpredictable acne. More acne systems have developed over the years, dermatologist wages have rised, and the hope of having healthy, clear skin seems to be nearly impossible for more and more individuals. But what if it had little to do with what you apply on your skin, and instead how you eat?

Although simple life style tips like using correct cleansers and creams can help, battling the inflammation in our digestive system in a few simple ways can be the strongest route to healing acne for everyone. 

Processed food is inevitable. It’s the ticket to a quick snack, a strong craving, or the easiest way to get dinner on the table without having a circus of dishes. Yes, everyone can agree it has brought unbeatable ease and efficiency into our lives. But, the creation of processed food has also brought in harmful effects into our bodies.

This can be done in numerous ways, from the unheard chemicals used, the oil and sodium overdose, or even simply clogging your intestines with soggy empty calories. Although it can be difficult, taking small steps to eliminate processed foods in your life will dramatically help to unblock your system. It has now been proven that over 70% of the population is badly affected by gluten, and half of them don’t even know what gluten is.

Over the past five years, the theories of gluten being harmful for digestive health have slowly become more and more supported. Results of less bloating and pain, a faster excretion process, and yes, clearer skin have been reported in many trials of switching to gluten-free diets.

So, what is gluten? Gluten is a microscopic protein found in wheat products, such as white or wheat bread, white or wheat flour, cereals, and even most chips. When consumed, the molecular structure of the protein can be far too overwhelming for many people’s digestive system, which can cause bloating, gas, and inflammation to current acne. Make it a goal to test this theory for yourself by replacing wheat with other alternatives, such as oatmeal instead of cereal, gluten-free bread instead of standard bread, and healthy snacks such as nuts and fruit instead of that handy bag of crisps.

It has become well-known that diary can be an easy trigger for more acne, due to the excess hormones and stress being bombarded into your system when consumed. Even cheeses and yogurts can create mucus build-up and problems just as severe as milk alone. Switching milk for any kind of diary-free milk can make all the difference. Our skin is the mirror to our body, so it only makes since those painful blemishes can be your bodies signal that certain foods are causing unctional problems.

Slowly, make a goal to try converting to a lifestyle like this. Over time, you’ll be surprised at your transformation.