Anyone that has struggled with skin issues know that it is not an easy experience. Skin troubles are often not a welcome addition to our life. When the skin becomes dry and irritated it can be a difficult cycle to stop, the more dry & itchy it is, the more it gets scratched, then the more irritated it becomes and therefore deeper issues can arise like infection.

Skin conditions can be common in children as they adapt to new foods or environmental inputs (detergents/clothing/skin products) and their immune systems are still developing. Dry & upset skin can interfere with their sleep, mood and general day to day living.

It is common for food sensitivities or intolerance’s such as dairy or gluten and sugar to be linked to skin issues. Further allergy or intolerance testing with a health professional is recommended to help you find out which certain foods or factors may be contributing to the skin upset.

Finding out what certain foods or the causing factors for you helps determine what is the best course of action to help skin recovery. Further allergy testing with a health professional can help achieve this.

A natural & popular skin remedy is Aloe Vera, it is commonly used to support normal skin health. Aloe Vera has been used for centuries to help poor digestion & upset skin. Aloe Vera is also used to topically soothe, help calm and lock in moisture for dry skin.

Plant-based omega 3 oil is also essential to help support skin health, as it imparts all the health benefits you need from Omega 3 (usually found in Fish oil) without the heavy metal contamination or oxidation you get from some fish oils. It is the first original source of omega 3 as fish eat the algae, which  gives them their high omega 3 content we then consume. Algae oil is the direct source of omega 3.

The gut is also closely linked to skin health. Our gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria that need to be in balance for our optimal health, An unhealthy gut can lead to reactive skin. Probiotics support balanced gut bacteria and a healthy immune response. Helping support radiant, glowing and healthy skin.

Plant based foods are high in antioxidants which help fight oxidative damage caused by pollution, sun damage and poor diet. These factors all drastically age and effect skin health. Berries in particular are high in flavoniods and polyphenols which all contribute to a healthy heart, circulation and skin (by bringing all the nutrients to the skin cells).

Plant based living helps us include more wholefoods & then naturally less processed foods, which usually means reduced sugar and salt intake. Low nutrition ingredients such as white processed sugar and salt have been shown to have a negative effect on skin health and impact our cell health and the ageing process.

By including more plants in your daily diet, helps boost our intake of powerful nutrients such as antioxdants, polyphenols and fibre for our gut health and radiant & healthy skin.