Think your pimples are due to hormones? Think again. In this episode, Jen explains why your breakouts and where they are on your face can tell you a lot about your nutrition and how well specific body systems are working. You’ll also learn how to guard against pimples by protecting your skin from the inside out. 

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SHOWNOTES

One of the common misconceptions with pimples is that they are due to hormones. While this can be true for some, most pimples happen when your body can’t get rid of the toxins in the way it’s meant to – through your wees and poos.

As a result, your breakouts and where they are on your face can tell you a lot about your nutrition and how well specific body systems are working. The image below is a great guide to show you what areas of your body can be affected if a pimple presents in this area. 

The best way to prevent pimples is to protect yourself from the inside out. 

To feed your skin right, you need to: 

  • Protect yourself from free radicals by eating fresh food that is high in vitamins and minerals
  • Take antioxidants for further free radical protection – Vitamin C is responsible for manufacturing collagen and elastin
  • Essential Fatty Acids – these are your Omega 3s you’ll get these from oily fish (wild salmon) three times a week or flaxseed oil daily
  • Avoid hydrogenated oils and trans fatty acids
  • Reduce the amount of sugar in your diet
  • Increase your grass-fed or plant-based protein intake – eat as close to nature as possible

Treating pimples naturally with essential oils 

Want a natural way to treat pimples? Apply a drop of tea tree and lavender oil on a cotton bud and apply it directly on the pimple. Another essential oil that I love to add into the mix is geranium. Geranium balances out the oil production in the skin.

Bringing marine collagen into your diet

Collagen is like the stuffing in a mattress; it’s what’s used to keep the skin plumper and reduce smile lines. Your body produces less of it as you get older, so incorporating more of it into your diet as you get older is good for the skin. 

You can get high-quality marine collagen to assist with this – I’ll put the link to the one I like to use below.

Remember your skin is the protector of your body – it’s what keeps us intact, so it’s important to keep our skin healthy.

So, the Healthy Life Hacks for this episode are:

  1. Notice where the pimples are! What is out of balance? Determine what else you may need to do to support your body – it’s not just about getting rid of a pimple
  2. Drink water – you should be having 33mls per kilogram per day
  3. Relax about your skin – you’ll be grateful for oily skin later in life, you’ll age slower! Stress will make it worse – chill out
  4. Take some marine collagen

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