Our supplement has been designed to address the most common imbalances that cause hormonal blemishes in women. It's at its most effective when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle, as what you put into your body and how you take care of yourself will have a big impact on your skin and hormones.
The following lifestyle changes will help you get the best result when taking our supplement.
Eat a healthy diet
The food you eat plays a big role in the health of your skin in both the short and long term. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, proteins and good fats can help to promote clear skin. Whereas a diet high in sugar, dairy, bread, white rice, and pasta can contribute to acne.
To start, try to incorporate more whole foods into your diet. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables, good fats such as olives, seeds and oily fish, and protein sources such as eggs, chicken and red meat, quinoa and legumes. Instead of animal dairy opt for alternatives such as macadamia, almond or coconut milks.
If you’re not used to eating this way, it can be helpful to start small and make gradual changes. For example, you might try swapping out one processed snack for a piece of fruit or incorporating an extra vegetable into each meal.
At the same time, try to limit your intake of cow’s dairy and sugary treats. This doesn’t mean you have to give them up entirely, but aim to enjoy them in much smaller amounts. If you’re struggling to cut back on these types of foods, try finding healthier alternatives. For example, you might try swapping soda for sparkling water or choosing 80% dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate.
Get enough sleep
Getting enough sleep is crucial for overall health and it's also important for clear skin. Lack of sleep can lead to inflammation, which can aggravate acne. Regularly not getting enough sleep over time can also contribute to adrenal fatigue, which is one of the root causes of acne.
Aim to get 7-9 hours of sleep a night and try to establish a regular sleep schedule to help regulate your body's natural rhythms.
If you struggle with getting enough sleep, there are several strategies you can try. Try creating a relaxing bedtime routine to help you wind down before sleep, such as taking a hot bath or reading a book. You can also try using lavender essential oil in a diffuser or taking a natural herbal sleep supplement.
Stress can lead to a number of hormonal imbalances that cause acne. It can also cause inflammation and lead to skin picking which will aggravate existing acne.
Finding healthy ways to manage stress is important for healthy hormones. Some strategies to try include yoga, meditation, taking a walk in nature, laughing more (watch some stand-up comedians!), spending time with friends, or taking a hot bath.
If you struggle with stress, it can be helpful to identify the sources of your stress and work on addressing them directly. For example, you might try setting boundaries with work or personal commitments, or seeking support from friends, family, or a mental health professional. You can also try incorporating stress-relieving activities into your daily routine, such as practicing mindfulness or engaging in creative pursuits.
Don't obsess over your skin
When you obsess over your acne a few things can happen. Firstly, your acne starts to look (to you) a lot worse than it actually is. Secondly, you may begin squeezing, picking and scratching at active inflammations, blackheads and whiteheads, which can make them flare up, or even spread the bacteria and cause more acne. Thirdly, obsessing over your skin can adversely affect your mental health, causing anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
Obsessing over your skin is a normal response to having acne. It can be helpful to have healthy distractions in place for when you’re fixating on your skin. For instance, having a supportive friend who you can call on, doing some cardiovascular exercise, going swimming, dancing around the house, or practising therapeutic breathing techniques.
Regular exercise will help you to keep a healthy body and a healthy mind. Engaging in physical activity promotes blood circulation, which is essential for carrying oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells. It also flushes out toxins and impurities from the body through sweating, which can help prevent breakouts.
In addition, exercise helps to reduce stress levels, which can also contribute to clearer skin. Stress triggers the production of cortisol, a hormone that can, over time, lead to acne. By reducing stress through exercise, cortisol levels are also reduced.
Choose an exercise regime that feels good for you and your body. Any exercise that makes you feel too wired or too tired comes with the risk of creating too much physical stress which can actually stimulate cortisol production. Your body will let you know what the right amount of exercise is for you. If you’re unsure, book in with a personal trainer or join a class.
By making these lifestyle changes, you’ll be helping your body balance itself naturally. You’ll also be making changes that are positive for your overall health.
You’ll always get the best result if you consider healing your skin to be a holistic process. Good skin health isn't just about the right supplement and skin care regime – it's also about how you take care of your body and mind as a whole.
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