You’ve heard the saying “you are what you eat,” but what does it really mean? Most of us know that the foods that we eat affect our sugar levels, cholesterol, and our weight. But how does what we eat affect our skin? Apparently this very question is at the heart of a long history of debates and studies that has lasted more than 50 years. 

 

The truth is, what you eat matters as much to your skin as it does your waistline and you don’t need a study to tell you this; you can look in the mirror. When you eat foods high in sugar, they trigger the body to produce insulin, which is believed to instigate the production of acne-causing sebum. Eating high glycemic foods causes your body to experience a “sugar high” and then subsequently crash; doing this regularly can result in acne and tired, dull looking skin.  

 

So what kinds of foods should you eat to promote healthy skin? According to author Joy Bauer, foods rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, Beta Carotene, Zinc, and Omega 3 can help reduce the risk of acne and help your skin look healthy and radiant. Eating foods with a low glycemic index (GI) and foods rich in anti-oxidants isn’t as hard as you may think. For a list of foods rich in these antioxidants check out this article by Joy.

 

Acne isn’t a problem for teens alone. The number of people experiencing adult acne is on the rise too. Day spa magazine noted in their November 2015 Issue; millennials (ages 20-35) in particular are suffering from stress related and hormonal acne.  Luckily, millennials seem value a healthy lifestyle and are spending the time and money to take care of themselves.

Whether your skin condition is related to your diet, stress, hormones or all three, Thalgo can help. Through many years of research, they have developed a marine based nutritional line to help keep you healthy from the inside out.

 

Take a look at what they offer:

 

Herbal Teas and Infusion Drinks:

Designed to help with slimming, serenity, draining and light legs, these organic teas and infusions offer healing with natural exotic fruits and anti-oxidants.

Well Being:

Using seawater, these supplements hydrate and revitalize and detox the body and act as natural anti-stress agents.  

Slimming:

Thalgo offers 9 different products designed to help control water weight, appetite control, and even changes from menopause.

Beauty:

With active ingredients like algae from the ocean, B5, B6, B8 and magnesium Thalgo offers products work intrinsically to improve the well-being of your skin, hair and nails.

So while the jury is still out and the pendulum is likely to continue to swing back and forth on this issue, there is one thing we do know for sure:  if you eat foods rich in anti-oxidants and take supplements to help the body stay healthy and lower stress, you will absolutely feel and look better. So why not start today!