2. Reduce inflammatory foods
Processed foods, sugars, alcohol and excessive dairy consumption can cause inflammation in the gut, resulting in common skin conditions. Food that has been heavily processed can irritate skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, acne and allergies. You’d be surprised how quickly the consumption of these things can show up on your skin!
Foods that are overly processed (think frozen dinners, sugary soft drinks and store-bought lollies) can often contain large amounts of hidden sodium, saturated fats, and sugar. Opt for home-cooked meals with a fresh variety of ingredients. You’d be surprised how easy it is to make your store-bought favourites at home. Try this Good Gut Feels Mug Cake, which takes minutes to make and is actually full of gut-loving ingredients!
3. Healthy fats are a must
Include plenty of healthy fats in your diet. Foods with healthy fats include avocados, nuts and wild caught deep sea fish. Essential fatty acids are the ultimate skin healing weapon. Not only will they help to hydrate, preserve and repair the skin, but good healthy fats will also help to reduce inflammation, regulate hormones and promote a healthy gut/skin/brain axis!