What you eat today, will show on your face tomorrow!
A common area where many people break out is the cheek area. Not only do they break out across this area, but they cannot get it under control no matter what they do! They also often find that they battle with spots down the sides of their mouths and in the middle of their forehead near the center of their eyebrows. Others do not get spots, but find things such as deep lines down the sides of their mouths develop, deep lines between their brows, and pigmentation or flakiness on the upper areas of the cheeks.
These areas of the face represent your bodies digestive and intestinal system. If you are eating fatty, high sugar or highly processed foods, it is not only going to show up on your hips and thighs, it is also going to show up on your face. But you say, I eat a really healthy diet! You could possibly have a food intolerance or allergy https://ethixbeautyblog.com/2015/05/25/are-you-allergic-or-intolerant-or-have-lousy-digestion-the-confusion-clarified/. These will also show up in the stomach, small intestine and large intestine areas of your face, as these three areas work in unison together.
Some people are blessed with a hardy strong digestion, they can pretty well eat everything and have no side effects. But for the rest of us, especially those who are more mature, whose digestion is not working as well as it did as when they were younger, there are a few things we can do.
Firstly, you need to be aware that as you age, you produce less digestive enzymes than when you were younger. If you are from Asian heritage, you could possibly be missing the lactase digesting enzyme, meaning you cannot digest anything containing milk or milk proteins. More westerners are having this problem now as well, as our milk is so dead, that the original healthy bacteria in it called colostrum, the bacteria which assisted in us digesting it, has been killed off thanks to the processing we do to make the milk ‘safe’ for us to drink.
We also have a highly processed food diet that is high in fat and sugar, but low in green and red vegetables. If you find you struggle to eat a balanced diet, or even if you do eat a healthy diet, I highly recommend you start drinking a green or red or blend of both drink every morning. You will notice that consuming a green or red drink every morning for a week will improve your skin tone and health dramatically. Making a green drink containing wonderful ingredients such as kale, wheatgrass, lemon juice, spiriulina, beetroot, carrot, goji berrys, celery, avocado, apple cider vinegar, spinach, broccoli, barley grass and chlorella – all or just some of them every day will dramatically improve your digestion and skins health.
Don’t have time to make one every morning? There are many powdered blends in the health food section of pharmacies and super markets. I highly recommend a super food blend of organic Spiriulina, Chlorella, Kale, Wheatgrass and Barley grass – its vegan and gluten and dairy free. This will give you a green detox, protein, huge mix of vitamins and minerals, omegas and vitamin B group. Add to it an organic red blend to increase your antioxidants. Shake together preferably in water, but if too disgusting, in apple juice (fresh, not reconstituted!) and although far from delicious – not too bad! I recommend Vital Just Greens and Vital Just Reds.
The first week on these will have you hating me – as you will find that you are constantly visiting the toilet. This is normal, it is your system flushing out all of the toxins. Day 3 is usually the worse, and then after that you will just have regular bowel movements, and no more gas. You will notice though that your stomach is not as bloated after meals and you do not feel as uncomfortable after meals.
If four weeks into this you still find eating foods, which you are not intolerant or allergic to are still give you indigestion, start taking a digestive enzyme with each meal as this will increase your number of digestive enzymes and assist you in digesting food.
If food issues are a on and off thing – you may need to ask yourself what your triggers are. Are you stressed during times of indigestion? Are you tired? Have you drunk too much alcohol? Are you drinking enough non tap water? Have you had too many indigestible foods such as cheese and bread and red meat?
Your stomach produces enzymes to break food down. But if you overload your digestion in one foul hit with a pile of hard to digest foods, you will find yourself feeling bloated and uncomfortable, or burping and later on having gas issues! Adding a digestive enzyme to help your existing enzymes do the job (also remember, as we get older our digestive enzymes decrease) will help, but it still does not resolve the fact that your digestion is under pressure, and this will age you as well.
So you now have your stomach working beautifully and your skin is showing much better health, it is actually glowing a lot more and the dryness and spots are subsiding. Give the surface of your skin a helping hand by using a intense yet gentle exfoliant like Purestuf’s Enzyme exfoliant (www.purestuf.com.au) followed by David Dean’s Antioxidant Oatmeal mask if you have breakouts or Brightening mask if you have deep lines, pigmentation and flakiness still (www.daviddeans.com.au). You will notice over a period of time with the correct skincare program and taking a green blend, or making your own green drink every day, you will not only find your relationship with your stomach improves, but you will notice a slow and steady loss of weight. Plus the skin on your body as well as your face will improve as the collagen and elastin – the fibers holding your face together, will become more resilient and your face will become smoother and healthier looking – this to me sounds like the perfect reason to take care of what you eat!
Purestuf is a natural organic based skincare range, and David Deans is a natural cosmeceutical range.
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