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Unfortunately today most of the problems we see on clients' skin originate from inside the body.

S T R E S S  from our home or work environments
C H E M I C A L S  that are now present in food and medication
H O R M O N E S  are part of our everyday lives
S U G A R  in excess fruit and fizzy drinks.


Every person is unique and what works
 for one does not necessarily work for another.  However, there are two food groups that particularly may have an effect on the skin, Dairy and Fruit. 


D A I R Y 

If a client's skin produces a lot of sebum that in turn can cause excess blackheads and breakouts, then eating dairy will exacerbate the problem. 

If you stretch the skin either side of the chin at the corners of the mouth you may see tiny whiteheads that are sometimes very difficult to squeeze, they can come from yoghurt or milk products. 

If there is a lot of soft extraction on the nose it is generally soft cheese such as Brie or Camembert. 
If the extraction is further out from the nose and it looks like small solid pellets it is from hard cheese like cheddar.


F R U I T 

Fruit along with dairy can be a major problem to the skin if eaten in excess. The problem we have is that social media and internet is constantly giving guidelines as to how much fruit we need to eat each day. 

It is the sugar in fruit that can cause the problem.

Excess berries seem to cause little red spots around the chin area and that is related to the small intestine. 

Tomatoes can show little red spots over the whole face. If you see either of these problems again ask the question - do I eat a lots of berries or do I eat a lots of tomatoes. If the answer is yes then you need to cut down to improve your skin and you need to monitor what happens. I would suggest, depending where the problem was, to stop eating either for a week to ten days, and with 99% of my clients I've seen a vast improvement. 



W H E A T 

As far as I am aware wheat does not normally affect the skin, but it can affect the body. In countries like France, Spain and Italy bread is produced in the correct method. It is prepared overnight, left to ferment and cooked the next day. Most of our bread is processed, so what happens? The fermentation process takes place in our stomach so it expands and causes discomfort, but this does not affect our skin.

A C N E 

I recently received an article written by various dermatologists and skin specialists stating a 200% increase in acne in women over 40. They all had different opinions on the reasons, one suspected too much sugar,  another pointing towards stress. However, it seems they all agreed on that stress was a factor, in particular at the workplace for high-powered women . 

M Y   D I E T   I S   P E R F E C T 

This is what clients used to say to me when I asked the question. The digestive system is a very complex mechanism and digestion of food starts in the mouth.
Many years ago a client of mine went to stay at a famous health resort in Austria and the first thing they were taught to do was to chew food 40 times before they swallowed it. This sounds crazy to us but in actual fact is the best way to eat and starts the digestive process by breaking down the food before it hits the stomach and the small intestine.


E D U C A T I O N

We cannot force someone to change their habits we can only try and educate them with the right information. Then it is up to them if they wish to change anything. 

A client of mine years ago introduced me to her nutritionist. Together we worked out that Anna's problem with her skin was cheese. The relevant point Anna said to me was that now she knows what causes her skin to break out it was her decision as to what was more important to her. Eating cheese, or her skin looking great. 


 

Linda Meredith

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