Nutrition & Skin
Posted by SABINE STEMPFHUBER
WHAT DOES OUR NUTRITION HAVE TO DO WITH THE SKIN?
Many women complain about sensitive skin. The reduced estrogen and progesterone production simply makes you “thinner”. Creams that have been used for years are suddenly no longer tolerated. The skin is sensitive to fragrances, alcohol and preservatives.
Rashes, itching, burning and reddened skin are not uncommon. Skin blemishes are also often a problem for women going through the menopause.
A first aid can be to put your diet to the test. Eating habits can also have a positive or negative effect on the appearance of our skin.
WHAT SHOULD I LEAVE?
Sweets and sugar should only be enjoyed very rarely. Spicy foods should also be avoided. They cause heat in the body and this also dries out the skin and causes reddening of the skin.
White flour is described in Chinese medicine as cold and mucus-forming. So not only in the case of gluten intolerance, too much white flour in the diet can put a strain on our body and our skin. In the case of impure skin, a "gluten-reduced" diet can improve the appearance of the skin. And at any age.
If you suffer from hot flashes and skin redness, then white wine is better than red wine. Red wine also has a very heating effect on the body.
What is good for our body and our skin
Since our digestion also weakens with age, it is better to enjoy the main meal of the day at midday. This gives the body enough time to digest food before going to sleep. In the evening, no or little carbohydrates and fat are best to relieve the digestion and, above all, the liver. If the liver is not overloaded, our body can detoxify well. This also influences the appearance of our skin.
With these "extras" we can also do something good for ourselves
Omega-3 fatty acids protect the heart and arteries and are also good for our skin.
We recommend healthy oils with a high content of healthy fatty acids and valuable plant substances, for example from walnut oil, linseed oil or camelina oil.The skin can also be very well supplied with these fatty acids from the outside . Hemp oil has an exceptionally high proportion of alpha linolenic acid (Omega3). It is considered the oil with the highest content of unsaturated fatty acids. In combination with vitamin E, the oil can reduce skin irritation and inflammation and improve the complexion of skin diseases. It is suitable for the care of inflamed skin as well as dry and mature skin. The active ingredients contained have a strong cell-regenerating and cell-activating effect. It promotes the formation of new cells and increases skin elasticity.