Let me be honest with you: My skin is a little drama queen. Whatever goes on in my life, you’ll be able to tell from its condition. Whenever I feel stressed out, whenever my emotions get ahead of me every once in a while, you’ll notice for sure. Talking about it sucks as much as being confronted with it, but dealing with breakouts in your 20s and 30s is by far one of the most challenging things I’ve come across in my life. Whilst the causes might vary, there’s one thing I know for sure: Breakouts can plague adults just as much as teens and the reasons are sometimes far beyond our control or influence.
As I feel like this is a big issue amongst friends, I thought I’d share some of the things that work for me and that have had a big impact on how I get along with my sensitive, dry, acne prone skin. Starting from the inside, part 1 one of this series focuses on dietary changes I’ve made and which help me to get along quite well. There’s one thing that has caused a dramatic change in the appearance of my skin (i.e. refined skin texture and fewer blemishes) which I would like to let you know of: My ‘skin savior smoothie’. Professional resources state that to cure acne from the inside, you should mostly include high-fiber foods, high-qualitiy proteins and healthy fats into your diet, so here’s an easy breakfast smoothie recipe that you can easily make on a daily basis. Add fresh fruit or whatever you have at home (spinach, banana, berries – you name it) or just go ‘raw’ on the ingredients. I chose PURYA! products a long time ago, because they offer high quality vegan proteins from different sources (rice-based, hemp-based…) and superfoods in various combinations.
Skin savior smoothie (serves one)
150 ml coconut milk (healthy fat)
150 ml water
1 teaspoon DETOX-MIX (contains sprouted flaxseeds for fiber)
1 teaspoon VEGAN HEMP PROTEIN (the perfect plant-based protein with 20 amino acids)
optional: 1 teaspoon SUPER GREENS (wheatgrass, barleygrass, nettleleaf, moringa)
When I don’t have time for a nice breakfast, I very often add a banana that will keep me full for most of the morning.
What might also help:
- Reduce your sugar intake (what a bummer!)
- Reduce your intake of gluten (I once went completely gluten free and my skin livened up! But, oh boy, did I miss that slice of pizza. So now I go easy on gluten!)
- Add probiotics to your diet (kefir, good old sauerkraut…)
- Quit using hydrogenated oils
Let me know if you’ve got some additional tips or dietary changes you’ve made and pls keep me posted on your progress. The struggle is real, but believe me, we’re in this together! Read from me soon!
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