’Tis the season for a whirlwind vortex of acne triggers, leaving in its wake a war-torn skin. The silly season finds you in situations that are out of your control and being out of routine, it can be tricky to stay on the wagon.
Here are my top 5 tips for keeping your skin in good
We need stress. It allows for a flight or flight response in an emergency situation, it is motivating and stimulating but the stress levels we are seeing in modern life are excessively high and are a massive factor in the adult acne epidemic that is happening. Acne loves stress.
It’s an evolutionary necessity but modern life is seeing the stress
Our body’s are clever. We metabolise our own vitamin D in the skin and eyes through uv exposure, so with all our amazing sunshine in Australia, it’s kind of crazy to think that Vitamin D deficiency is in epidemic proportions. The ozone layer issue and education on skin cancer and sun damage has caused
Are you going a little too nuts on nuts? Nuts make a great skin friendly snack, high in protein and essential fatty acids but it’s all in the moderation.
Our diets tend to be overloaded with plant oils and nuts and seeds which are high in omega 6 whereas omega 3 which is found in high levels in fresh
1 Eat right
What you put in to your body eventually will become part of your skin so there’s no denying that you are what you eat! What you choose to include in your diet can either aggravate acne or help to heal it so it’s important to know what you should and shouldn’t be including in your weekly repertoire.
It’s as addictive as cocaine but according to a 2012 report Sugar Consumption in Australia: A statistical update Australians consume around 27 teaspoons of it on a daily basis.
It may seem like to be the latest fad to quit it, but the truth is Sugar is your skins greatest enemy.
We’ve all heard the myth that diet doesn’t cause
I’m Brooke Venables, I’m a naturopath, acne specialist and an ex-acne sufferer. I’ve been there, I know what you’re going through.