Atualizado: 30 de abr. de 2020
We all desire a beautiful skin regardless of age. We know that many young people have skin challenges, which often due to hormonal issues. But, ageing with beautiful, hydrated skin that is the desire of all of us, is not just the task of cosmetics, but of a set of things that include our lifestyle habits.
You must be asking if I am a dermatologist to talk about skin, and an answer is No, but as health and life coach focused on body, mind and soul, I value how food and lifestyle affect the quality and beauty of our skin.
My personal approach to each client explores all areas that can be improved and especially those that influence your well-being and happiness. After all, everything is connected.
If you have more serious problems with your skin, a dermatologist will be of great value, but doing your job with your routine, your result will be spectacular.
Here are some important tips
Sugar - The Enemy of Your Skin
We all know that sugar hurts your waist, but what about your skin? With all the negative pressure that sugar has caused by its effects on heart health and obesity rates, but the skin? You must be asking yourself!
How does sugar hurt your skin?
Let's start with the basics. When you eat sugar or foods with a high glycemic index that quickly converts to sugar - whether in the form of an orange or a cookie - your body breaks down those carbohydrates into glucose, which increases insulin levels. Simple carbohydrates, such as refined sugar, white bread and soda, increase insulin levels, which leads to "an explosion of inflammation throughout the body".
Inflammation produces enzymes that break down or eliminate elastin, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles. Digested sugar binds permanently to collagen in the skin through a process known as glycation. In addition to increasing the effects of ageing, this process can also exacerbate skin conditions such as acne and rosacea. In addition, the more sugar you eat, the more likely you are to develop insulin resistance, which can manifest itself as excess hair growth and dark spots on the neck and creases of the body.
Understanding the glycemic index, a scale that determines how quickly sugar levels rise after eating food (therefore, high and low glycemic labels), is essential to making the right choices for your skin when it comes to sugar.
Reducing or eliminating sugar is not an easy task, but possible! Thinking of that, I am developing a program to support people who wish to eliminate sugar. If you want to receive the information firsthand, leave your email here.
We have all heard the phrase “beauty sleep”. When you don't keep your eyes closed enough, your body releases the stress hormone, or cortisol, increasing sugar storage and causes insulin to rise. Sleep needs to be restorative. Aim to sleep at least 07 hours per night. If you have trouble sleeping well, click here and book your 30-minute free session to get some tips for your sleep.
Speaking of stress, try to keep it to a minimum. Stress can increase insulin levels, as well as trigger the urge to come “non-food” foods. The effects of stress are particularly correlated with acne. Breathing techniques can help you to reduce your stress levels.
• Drink plenty of water daily. This helps to cleanse toxins through their removal organs.
• Eat frequent and balanced meals. Below are some foods that help your skin.
• Avoid foods that are fried over high heat or that are commercially processed.
• How fats are your friends. Healthy fats, like Omega-3, keep the skin soft, smooth and radiant (read: young).
Avocados are rich in fats beneficial for soft skin. They also use vitamin E (protect the skin against oxidative damage) and C (essential for imaging - one of the main structural proteins for strong, healthy skin).
Foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as walnuts and nuts in general, help to combat inflammation. Also, they are rich in zinc, which plays an important role in the skin as a barrier to help to heal and to protect against bacteria.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which acts as a natural sunscreen and can protect the skin from sun damage. Fill your plate with other beta-carotene stars, such as carrots, spinach and apricots.
It is a potency of vitamins, minerals and carotenoids that are important for skin health, and sulforaphane, which can help prevent skin cancer and protect skin from sunburn, is your skin secret.
VITAMIN C and D
Research suggests that adequate levels of vitamin D can play an important role in protecting many skin conditions, such as psoriasis, acne and rosacea. Vitamin C supplements can help in the formation of collagen and keep the skin shiny and vibrant, reducing wrinkles and improving elasticity.
Herbal or animal collagen builders have covered you in the collagen department. They contain ingredients such as amino acids, silica, biotin and vitamin C, which can help keep your skin youthful.
PROBIOTICS FOR HEALTHY SKIN
Besides loading your plate of sweet potatoes and nuts, consider adding probiotics to your daily routine. Probiotics have been extensively studied for their help in treating acne and for their role in protecting against the effects of skin damage caused by ultraviolet light, including wrinkles and skin elasticity. In addition, they help in the regularization of the intestine which helps in cleaning toxins.
For the use of supplements I recommend that you look for a naturopath who can guide you according to your needs.
Now that you know what your role in skincare is, it's easier to maintain and improve your skin health.