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Skin Deep: How you can have great skin again! 

We are all wanting to feel good about ourselves, to feel comfortable in our own skin. We often view our skin as more of as just an outer shell that is on display to the rest of the world. We forget that our skin is actually another organ in our body that works with and is affected by other functions within our body. It is remembering and respecting this quality in our skin that I feel is the first and most important step to great healthy looking skin. 

Our skin can be seen as one of our bodies many ways of telling us that an area of health may need some attention. 

Your skin really is a reflection of what’s going on on the inside”

Whether you are suffering from acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea or general ageing, it can be really frustrating. But, the good news is that we can help! We will get you results and set you up, so you can continue to feel happy and healthy in your skin now and for the years to come!

With any skin conditions, we really want both the gut the liver working well. Here’s why! 

The skin can often be seen as the second liver as it assists the liver with the bodies detoxification processes. So if the liver is sluggish or being overloaded the skin has to then pick up the slack. The liver also regulates our hormones and as a lot of you may be experiencing, hormone imbalance can definitely be seen and felt on the skin.

The environment of our gut really influences skin health and helps to maintain a healthy level of fluid in the skin. The skin and gut are both involved in immune processes and food allergies will commonly show up on the skin! 

And of course, stress! 

Ongoing stress effects far more than we think it does including our skin. Long-term stress increases our cortisol levels which disrupts hormones and increase oil production in the skin.

Stress causes inflammation and reduces healing time and also chews through important skin nutrients we need, during times of stress.

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My top tips for the start to better skin health: 

  • Increase your antio-oxidant rich foods
  • Avoid things such as refined sugar, coffee, alcohol, Trans Fats and smoking  
  • Eat a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy and asparagus 
  • Be aware that your skin may get worse before it gets better as your body’s detoxification pathways start to clear out and function better 
  • Identify any food allergies you may be experiencing 
  • Consume pre and probiotic foods including legumes, onion, garlic, fermented vegetables, sauerkraut, and yogurt
  • If you are having gut issues review my blog on gut health here https://fnqhealthco.com.au/gut-health/ 

Things to increase: 

✓ Water

✓ Colourful Vegetables and Fruit 

✓ Nuts, Seeds, Beans, Legumes

✓ Seafood

✓ Ancient Grains

✓ 3 small servings of good quality meats and eggs per week

Things to reduce: 

X Refined sugars and carbohydrates

X Alcohol

X Coffee

X Processed meats

X Inflammatory foods (dairy, meat, sugar, trans and saturated fats)

Diet and nutrients really play an integral role in skin health. As well as a range of beneficial nutrients that can help us to look and feel great again. Check out the table below for some common skin conditions and how we can manage them.

Achne

Common causes:

  • High glycaemic load diet – Hormonal imbalance
  • Dysbiosis in the Gastrointestinal Tract 
  • Overloaded liver
  • Can worsen with poor hygiene and low immune function

Beneficial Nutrients:

  • B vitamin complex
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin C 
  • Vitamin A 
  • Essential Fatty Acids

Eczema

Common causes:

  • Stress
  • Salicylate or dairy intolerance
  • Asthma
  • Chemical sensitivity

Beneficial Nutrients:

  • Glutamine 
  • Glycine 
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Probiotics

Rosacea

Common causes:

  • Inflammatory and heat-related foods 
  • Small Intestinal bacterial Overgrowth 
  • Immune system disruption
  • Exercise
  • Feelings of anger or embarrassment

Beneficial Nutrients:

  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Pre & Probiotics
  • Glutamine
  • Curcumin

*Always consult a Clinical Nutritionist for the prescription of nutrients

Your skin really is the outer layer of your body and is the reflection of how the body is functioning internally. Our skin doesn’t need to be making you feel self confident of unhappy and I hope you have found this blog insightful! 

At FNQ Health Co. we have created a specific skin health package to target skin conditions and get your skin looking amazing again. 

If you would like some more information on how you can have glowing skin again, check out our skin deep package, so you really can feel and look your best self. 

Yours in wellness, 

Nichola x

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