Your skin is very wise: these are the signs that something is wrong

The secret to having radiant skin is not creams or injections; the true secret of beauty lies in the intestineaccording to Whitney Bowe, internationally recognized dermatologist, microbiologist and researcher, who works in New York. You have to take care of your skin from within.

In addition to graduating cum laude in Molecular Biology from Yale University and graduating in Medicine at the top of her class from the University of Pennsylvania, Bowe has a doctorate in dermatology. Her knowledge of the relationship between skin and nutrition has made her one of the most sought-after dermatologists in the United States.

The latest scientific findings reveal that the varied group of microorganisms that populate the intestine and skin, known as microbiome. They determine aspects such as weight gain or loss, autoimmune diseases, brain functions and skin quality, according to Bowe.

From this approach, this doctor proposes in her book, a three-week program, based on food and stress control. Consider the intestine the most direct way to show off fantastic skin and transform your body, inside and out.

“The most important thing to do during the first week of this 21-day health and beauty plan is to get rid of foods and drinks that harm the skin. Instead, buy those that nourish both our skin and our body,” according to Dr. Bowe.

“It may seem overwhelming change diet overnight, but if we consider it step by step, it won't seem so difficult,” he says.

Purify the cupboard to clean the skin

Bowe recommends “evicting” from our diet:.

-All forms of carbohydrates refined and processed, sugars and packaged foods. For example, eliminate potatoes, cookies, rice cakes, pastries, jams, sugary snacks, preserves, ketchup, vegetable juices, soft drinks, syrups, fried foods and energy bars.

-Delete the Artificial sweetenersincluding those in salad dressings, bakery and confectionery products, processed snacks, diet and sugar-free foods, and breakfast cereals, teas and 'light' soft drinks.

-Leave milk of animal origin and ice cream.

-Do not eat processed fatsincluding margarine, shortening and some vegetable oils (soybean, corn, cotton, rapeseed, peanuts, safflower, grape seed and sunflower).

Foods and drinks allied to the dermis

The author advises replacing these products with the following:

-Fruits and vegetables: including berries, bananas, oranges, grapes, apples, avocados, limes and lemons, mango and watermelon, as well as spinach, cardoons, kale, asparagus, tomatoes, squash and carrots.

-Incorporate proteins such as fish (especially salmon, black cod, mackerel, trout, sardines, sea bass or tuna), seafood (prawns, crabs, lobster, mussels, clams), poultry (chicken, turkey, duck), ox, meat game, bacon and legumes (lentils, peas, dried beans).

-It also indicates that healthy fats should be consumed: eggs, omega3, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, butter, dark chocolate, avocados, nuts and seeds or nut butters.

-Do not forget in the diet : brown or wild rice (not white or refined), quinoa, seed and multigrain bread, barley and oats (flaked, quick-cooking or coarsely chopped).

-Incorporate into the intake: herbs fresh and dry, dressingsspices and condiments purees, such as mustard, horseradish, balsamic vinegar, and sauces without added sugars or processed oils.

-Of the We are interested in healthy ingredients: almond flour, unsweetened coconut powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, hulled cocoa nibs and vanilla stevia drops.

-For let's use the natural ones: maple syrup, honey, stevia, coconut sugar, brown and unrefined sugar.

-They also contribute to health : yogurt with live active cultures, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, and ripened and soft cheeses, such as gouda and Swiss.

-And the : chicory, garlic, asparagus, onions, fresh dandelion leaves, collard greens, leeks and jicama.

-Unsweetened beverages of non-animal origin are convenient. (almond, coconut and flax seeds), tea, kombucha and red wine.

Keys to motivate yourself and change your diet

“The changes in the Lifestyle, can be especially difficult for many people. For each person there is a strategy that works. The greatest motivation to modify the diet comes from observing in oneself the changes and benefits for the skin that occur when one adheres to the three-week plan,” Dr. Bowe tells Efe.

My experience with thousands of patients over the years shows me that every dietary change can seem difficult at first. But when people wake up with healthier skin and less inflammation, they feel like their body is stronger, their mind is sharper, and they have more energy than they have had in years. “This motivates her to move forward with the plan!” she says.

“The more a person sticks to the 3-week plan, the faster they will reach their goals and see results. But if she feels overwhelmed when starting it, she can take it slower and make smaller dietary changes one at a time,” she notes.

“It is important empty the kitchen cabinets first and the pantry of processed and refined foods, loaded with unnecessary sugar and low in fiber. If we see them in a moment of weakness we can be tempted to ingest them. Although you also have to stock up on healthy food alternatives for your skin,” says Bowe.

“If you had a bad day and didn't follow the plan, take note of how that abandonment impacted your skin and your mood. Her foggy mind, feeling of fatigue, and rashes will remind you that it's worth getting back on track. Then forgive yourself and get back to the program,” emphasizes this dermatologist.

“Remember that we are human and no one is perfect. Be kind to yourself and embrace the journey. Imagine how good you will feel and look when you have transformed your skin and feel slimmer, healthier and more powerful, at the end of the program. Worth the effort!” concludes Bowe.