“A man is what he eats” — sometimes this ancient wisdom manifests itself in a very visual and not the most pretty way. Namely — in the form of skin rashes, acne, with which the face «blooms», and which you cannot completely hide even with dense tonal means. Yes, in order to put problematic skin in order, you need the right cosmetics (we’ll tell you about it), but you need to start by reviewing your diet and established eating habits. Then cosmetics will work faster and more efficiently!
How diet affects skin condition: general information
Normally, the skin secretes sebum, or sebum, which is part of the hydrolipidic mantle of the skin and protects it from dehydration. And also from negative environmental influences, for example, from wind, dust, snow. But if the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, the situation changes. The skin becomes oily, cosmetics “flow” and need to be corrected every now and then, pores become clogged, and excess sebum becomes a breeding ground for pathogens. And now — hello, acne! — in the mirror you see red pimples that do not decorate you, and definitely do not add joy to life.
It turns out that the food we eat can affect the functioning of the sebaceous glands — some foods help to normalize it, while others, on the contrary, unnecessarily activate it. Today we will talk about these «internal enemies».
What products should be avoided or reduced to a minimum for healthy skin?
There are foods that affect blood glucose levels and increase the level of «bad» cholesterol. The body, in response to an increase in the content of these substances, seeks to get rid of the excess and the resulting toxins, bringing them out. Including with the help of the sebaceous glands — the sebaceous glands begin to work more actively, and as a result, acne appears. What are these products?
Excessively fatty food Salo, sausages (primarily smoked), fast food, kebabs and pork chops, pizza — all this may bring gastronomic pleasure, but such a “diet” is detrimental to the skin. Excess fats provoke inflammation and create ideal conditions for the development of skin rashes. Of course, if you eat pizza once a month, it won’t hurt your skin. But regular consumption of fatty foods is a direct and not too long road to acne.
Excess sugar Sweet carbonated drinks, pastries and cakes, sweets, gingerbread, jams and jams — all this provokes skin rashes and increased gas formation in the intestines, which is also unpleasant. Acne-causing pathogens are very fond of sweet environments — so it’s best to try to limit the use of such dubious foods.
Dairy First of all, this is directly milk, butter and fatty hard cheeses, cocktails (and any other products) based on whey. In addition to fats, dairy products contain casein, or milk protein, and lactose, or milk sugar. With the constant intake of these substances into the body, metabolic processes are disturbed, the production of sebum is activated, and the likelihood of skin rashes increases.
Coffee A wonderful invigorating drink, it turns out, not only helps to wake up in the early morning — but also creates the conditions for the appearance of acne. Coffee beans contain a special organic acid that increases the level of the stress hormone cortisol, which provides an invigorating effect. And along the way, it stimulates the work of the sebaceous glands, which begin to produce more sebum … Then you know: blockage of the sebaceous glands, local infection, acne.
Peanut Unlike other nuts, such as cashews or almonds, peanuts contain substances that promote increased activity of the sebaceous glands. This means that it is better to refuse this most common nut in our country if you have problem skin and are prone to rashes.
White bread and pasta When a person eats bread or pasta, especially in large quantities, the body produces a significant amount of insulin. Elevated levels of glucose in the blood, which can be a factor that increases the risk of acne.
How to replace products that are harmful to the skin
Skin health is directly linked to gut health — so anything that’s good for your gut is automatically good for your skin. Pay attention to whole grains and bran bread — they cleanse the intestines (and skin!), literally “sweeping” everything superfluous, spent, unnecessary and toxic from the body.
It is important to introduce into the diet foods rich in vitamins A, C and «vitamin of youth» E — and these are greens, fruits, fish, seafood. Vitamins are very necessary for the skin, and these products will become active assistants in maintaining its health.
It is useful to introduce spices such as ginger and cinnamon, legumes (they are rich in proteins and contain a minimum of fat), wild and garden berries into the diet.
And, of course, the skin needs to be helped to maintain beauty and health by choosing specialized care cosmetics for problem skin.
Cosmetics VITRIO — your assistant in the fight against skin rashes
The VITRIO brand has devoted a lot of time and effort to the development of a specialized product line — VITRIO THERAPY ANTI-ACNE. The line consists of 5 products designed to care for problem skin. It:
- EXPERT EXPRESS PEELING — express peeling for oily and problem skin.
- DEEP CLEANSING FOAM is a cleansing foam for oily and combination skin based on plant extracts.
- HYDRA MATTIFYING FLUID is a moisturizing emulsion for problem skin.
- SEBUM BALANCING CREAM is a sebum-balancing cream for problematic and oily skin.
- CLARIFYING MASK is a purifying mask for oily and combination skin.
The composition of the line contains components that, in combination, provide maximum skin protection against acne.
The patented AC.NET complex contains a combination of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which allows you to control the production of sebum and prevent the development of inflammation. Vitamin B3 reduces the activity of the sebaceous glands, helps the skin retain moisture and evens out the tone of the face. Zinc counteracts inflammation, improves tissue regeneration, and has a pronounced antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect.
The composition of the active complex SULFOTRICO®SP and MULTIACID includes fruit acids that cleanse and exfoliate the skin, facilitate the process of skin respiration, and salicylic acid dries oily skin, eliminating sebaceous plugs in the ducts of the sebaceous glands.
The VITRIO THERAPY ANTI-ACNE line of anti-acne products also contains biosulfur with a softening and soothing effect, bisabolol, which accelerates the healing process, and kaolin (white clay), which brightens the skin tone and eliminates any foci of inflammation.
A sensible diet that takes into account the characteristics of problem skin and competent daily home care are two components that will help you maintain healthy, beautiful and youthful skin. Long years!