Put Down the Donut!

 
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We all know the importance of eating healthy for our bodies, but did you know that it also has a huge impact on our skin?  For many people suffering from acne food may be the culprit.  There is usually never one reason for a breakout but many different contributing factors.  

  • poor diet and lack of exercise 
  • dairy can be a trigger for some people as well as heavily processed foods
  • not washing your pillowcase enough, oils, bacteria and dirt get trapped in the fabric
  • not drinking enough water
  • hormones

The list goes on and on. These are just a few common things that could be contributing.  Every persons skin in different and there is no cookie cutter solution unfortunately.  Try keeping a journal of your daily intake of food and beverages and note how your skin reacts.  This can help you narrow down what is causing the inflammation in your skin.  You can never go wrong with adding lots of dark leafy greens to your diet as well as brightly colored fruits and vegetables.  An easy way to get a quick dose of vitamins and to fill your stomach in the morning is to make a smoothie.  Every day try to make a conscious decision on the foods you are consuming.  You will be surprised how it effects your skin and the way you feel.

 

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