WHAT DOES OUR DIET HAVE TO DO WITH THE SKIN?
Many women complain about sensitive skin during menopause. Due to the reduced estrogen and progesterone production, you simply become “thinner”. Creams that have been used for years are suddenly no longer tolerated. The skin reacts sensitively to fragrances, alcohol and preservatives.
Rashes, itching, burning and red skin are not uncommon. In many women, rosacea or couperose begins to develop or worsen during this time. Skin imperfections also often cause problems for women during menopause.
A first aid can be to put your diet to the test. Because eating habits can also have a positive or negative influence on our skin.
WHAT SHOULD I LEAVE OUT?
Sweets and sugar should only be enjoyed very rarely. Spicy foods should also be avoided. They cause heat in the body and as a result the skin tends to dry out and redness occurs.
In Chinese medicine, white flour is described as cold and mucus-forming. Too much white flour in the diet can put a strain on our body and skin, and not just in cases of gluten intolerance. If you have impure skin, you can improve your skin's appearance by following a "gluten-reduced" diet. And at any age.
If you suffer from hot flashes and red skin, choose white wine over red wine. Red wine also has a very warming effect on the body. Of course, it's best to avoid alcohol completely.
What is good for our body and our skin
Since our digestion also becomes weaker with age, it is better to enjoy the main meal of the day at lunchtime. This means the body still has enough time to digest the food before sleeping. It's best to have no or little carbohydrates and fat in the evening, as this relieves the burden on digestion and, above all, on the liver. If the liver is not overloaded, our body can detoxify well. This also affects the appearance of our skin.
Here are a few more superfoods for your skin. Try to incorporate these into your menu as often as possible:
Omega-3 fatty acids protect the heart and arteries and are also good for your skin. Healthy oils with a high content of healthy fatty acids and valuable plant substances, for example walnut oil, linseed oil or camelina oil, are recommended.
Dark and red berries contain many antioxidants and are rich in vitamin C.
Carrots contain a lot of beta carotene and other important vitamins that ensure healthy skin.