Diet to Reduce Skin Inflammation
- Watch out for Dairy
An excess of cow's dairy products can exacerbate acne in some individuals. The reason behind this is their richness in omega-6 fatty acids, which can worsen the inflammatory condition, and their impact on insulin and testosterone levels, which can alter the skin's condition. Consume only the necessary amount of dairy products for calcium and supplement with plant-based beverages (almond, oat, soy, rice...).
- Sweeten Differently to Limit Breakouts
Regular table sugar, whether in powder or lump form, doesn't offer much nutritional value. Replace table sugar with honey and agave syrup (extracted from a cactus sap) which have a very sweet taste but a lower glycemic index (especially agave syrup) and also provide additional minerals.
- Opt for Whole Grains
A diet rich in whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice, which are rich in selenium and have a low glycemic index, will help reduce the risk of acne.
- Opt for Nuts and Dried Fruits
Pistachios and Brazil nuts contain vitamin E, which improves skin vitality by regulating insulin levels. They also contain zinc, vitamins A, C, and E, as well as selenium, which helps reduce skin inflammation.
- Choose Fruits to Limit Acne
Apples, cherries, bananas, red grapes, and raspberries are rich in vitamins and nutrients that contribute to skin protection. These fruits, along with their seeds, are packed with fiber and antioxidants whose anti-inflammatory action has been demonstrated numerous times.
Avocado is also recommended for stabilizing blood sugar levels and as a hydrating facial mask.
- Sprinkle Your Dishes with Herbs
Fresh or dried, parsley, thyme, oregano, mint, tarragon... combat acidity.
- Choose Vegetables to Limit Acne
Spinach, lettuce, kale, and broccoli are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, iron, and calcium. They protect the skin from free radicals that break down collagen.
Orange vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots help prevent pore clogging.
- Hydration Diminishes Hormonal Acne
Proper hydration is a natural remedy that helps reduce hormonal acne. Hydration is an excellent ally in combating androgen levels, the hormone associated with acne development. We recommend drinking our Skin Elixir Tea, which promotes toxin elimination and possesses anti-inflammatory properties.
Anti-Inflammatory Beet and Radish Salad
Caleigh carefully selects her ingredients. For this recipe, she chose beets as the star ingredient. This root vegetable allows:
- to beautify and soften the skin,
- to prevent the appearance of acne and other imperfections.
Furthermore, the betaine it contains is a powerful antioxidant. It preserves the skin's hydration and fights signs of aging. A salad that reduces acne and wrinkles, thanks to Caleigh!
Recipe for 2 to 4 people
- 2 red or yellow beets
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- A pinch of salt
- 1 large radish
- A handful of arugula
- 1/2 bunch of spring onions
- 1/2 bunch of dill
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp mustard
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Cut the beets and radish into small pieces.
In a large salad bowl, combine the radish and beets, olive oil, salt, arugula, spring onions, and dill.
Mix all the ingredients to prepare the vinaigrette.
Pour the vinaigrette sparingly over the salad.
Accompany your salad with a Skin Elixir Tea.