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Eating for Less, Detrimental to Your Skin

20th May 2013

As we are all aware eating for less can have a great impact on our bank balance, but a detrimental effect on our skin. Recently the £1 a day challenge has caused much speculation in the media. This challenge is exactly how it sounds where participants have to survive on a mere £1 a day, which is incredibly difficult, particularly with food prices increasing.

It seems that this challenge is endured as part of an accomplishment, as the long days and hunger pangs make the process difficult to tolerate. However, in order to keep within the budget, your food intake and the quality of the food you consume has to suffer.

Bad Food means Bad Skin

Unfortunately, for your skin most of the cheaper foods offer no nutritional value. Fresh fruit and vegetables are increasing in their prices and so eating cheap comes at a cost. Cheap carbohydrates such as white bread and pasta can cause havoc on your skin and leave you feeling puffy and bloated. Foods that contain a high glycemic load are often associated with acne. This is because high-carbohydrate diets can cause your insulin levels to spike, producing an inflammatory response in the body. During this process the body is thought to release a whole bunch of other hormones, including an insulin like growth factor. The thought is that this then affects the sebaceous glands, creating more oil and releasing more sebum leading to the cause of acne.

Unfortunately, hormones and acne aren't always so easily controlled through adopting a healthy diet and that's where we can help. Here at sk:n we have a isolaz acne treatment that can help extract all the dirt and grime that can lead to spots. If you're interested in learning a little more about acne skin care and how to look after your skin, simply get in touch.

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