BE GOOD TO YOUR GUT
Skip Processed Food
It slows digestion, says Bowe, and the resulting stagnation causes an overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria, potentially leading to a ‘leaky gut’. This condition allows inlammatory bacteria to enter the bloodstream, creating system-wide inlammation. In the skin, this can manifest as anything from acne to eczema and even wrinkles.
Eat Fermented Things
Consuming probiotics (aka friendly, beneicial bacteria) through fermented food and drinks – such as kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha – helps maintain the integrity of the gut lining. They serve as natural antibiotics, balance your body’s pH and control inlammation, all of which are essential for healthy, glowing skin, says Bowe.
Be Choosy About Dairy
Milk – especially fat-free – can trigger inlammation (such as acne and redness) in the skin because of the proteins casein and whey, says Bowe. She recommends almond milk or coconut milk instead. Yoghurt and many cheeses, on the other hand, are fermented – which may help cancel out the negative eects of dairy, says Bowe.