How to Support Your Skin from the Inside Out
One of the most emotionally frustrating parts of my Hashimoto’s and hormonal imbalance issues has most definitely been the onset of hormonal acne. I know at first glance, it can seem like an insignificant thing compared to some of the more dramatic physiological symptoms I’ve experienced— but having skin issues can be something that really impacts your self-confidence, causing more stress, which then just makes your skin even worse. It can be a nasty cycle that can feel really hopeless in a lot of ways.
While I am still healing my skin, it’s worlds away from what it was at the height of all this. I’ve found a variety of things that greatly help my skin, but nearly all of it have one thing in common: it wasn’t really about the outside topical stuff all the time.
What?! Probably not the thing you were expecting to hear, right?
While topical skincare products and regimens are extremely important (and I’ll be going into this a lot more in-depth in another blog post on what ingredients to avoid for acne-prone skin, etc), there is only so much those things can tackle on their own if you are not also paying attention to what is going on within. I’m so excited to also share how bioClarity’s latest release, Beauty Boost, a supplemental support for your skin, has helped support my healthy skin regimen!
I know you guys have all heard how nutrition can impact your skin— everything from dairy, to sugar, which all do indeed affect your skin’s health. BUT. There are some variables that aren’t talked about nearly as much, like nutritional deficiencies and supporting organ health. I know it can seem intimidating, but there are so many easy little ways to incorporate these helpful tweaks into your daily life!
Here are a couple of key things to focus on when it comes to how to support your skin from the inside out:
Farming practices and the quality of our food have definitely changed over the years, and not necessarily in a good way. Many of the vitamin + mineral deficiencies that are most common nowadays can be attributed to the lack of those very minerals in our soil that our food grows in. So as much as you might eat a varied, healthy diet full of fresh produce, your body still may need a little help with supplements. I used to be someone who was really anti-supplements back in my early trainer days, insisting I could get everything I needed from eating well, but my body said differently. I started taking the specific vitamins that my bloodwork was showing deficiencies in. I would definitely recommend doing bloodwork with your doctor before starting any specific regimen.
It’s funny because a lot of the vitamins I was showing deficiencies in my bloodwork, like selenium, zinc, and certain B vitamins, are all in bioClarity’s Beauty Boost— and a lot of those vitamins have to do with your hormonal balance (supporting cellular healing + metabolism), which obviously affects your skin. I love that Beauty Boost has all of these vitamins, is naturally-derived, vegan, and also has adaptogens like golden serpent fern, matcha, and goji berry, which are all rich in antioxidants and help your body adapt to stressors, which takes me to…
Stress Management / Sleep:
Stress wreaks absolute havoc on your skin. And we all know this, but do you understand why that is? Cortisol is the main hormone that elevates in times of stress (it is necessary in small doses, but not how it spikes during ongoing stress), and it also triggers the skin’s sebaceous glands to produce more sebum (oil) and leads to more opportunity for clogged pores. Elevated stress hormones also prevent the body’s ability to manage inflammation, which leads me to my next point…
Inflammation really does a number to your skin— particularly when it comes to acne and puffiness. For me, I certainly notice a massive difference in the severity of my acne (how big my breakouts are) and the duration my breakouts when my inflammation is in a bad place. Managing your inflammation by reducing your sugar intake, eating lots of greens, and anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric (curcuma extract is in the Beauty Boost!) can help your complexion noticeably. You want to feed your glow with good for you support like Beauty Boost, instead of feeding inflammation with sugar, stress, and lack of sleep.
Now I want to know— what parts of this internal skincare do you guys struggle with the most?
For me, it’s definitely stress management and sleep. But I’m always making sure to take my vitamins to support my body during those times I may not be doing so well in the other arenas of my self-care. I’m thankful to companies like bioClarity for providing safe supplements with plant-derived ingredients that I can trust!
Want to give bioClarity a go? You guys know I have been using the Clear Skincare regimen for months now, and now I’m loving being able to feed my glow with Beauty Boost from the inside out now. The team was kind enough to provide a discount for you guys— take 15% off your entire order with code MINNA.