Does Fasting Improve your Skin?
So thousands and millions of people are currently embarking on the journey of Ramadan, which is fabulous as not only does Ramadan bring a plethora of love, spirituality, tranquility and rewards there also comes a whole heap of physical benefits such as:
- Boost cognitive performance giving you a clearer mind and focus
- Improve digestion and bowel function
- Reduce inflammation in the body
- Improve overall fitness
- Support weight loss
- Decrease the risk of metabolic diseases
- Improve all over organ function
Take it as a break for your body and almost a reset for whole system, which is an amazing benefit given our lives are laden with excessive consumption of food, caffiene and toxic substances such as smoking.
But skin health? So we know fasting improves the function of all of our organs but can it really improve the skin organ which is the largest organ in our bodies? Lets dive deeper can fasting really improve our skin, like reduce acne and breakouts?
The answer is YES! Fasting really does improve our skin and here's how!
Fasting is a reboot to the gut microbiome, the origin of most inflammation in the body. Aging is an inflammatory process, as is acne. By improving the health of the gut and its critically important microbiome, systemic inflammation is reduced and the health of the skin can be improved greatly. The amazing consequence of a lowered inflammatory state in the gut is younger-appearing, healthier, and altogether more beautiful skin.
So if your someone out there suffering from Cystic Acne and severe acne, fasting may possibly be an answer especially if you have already tried other methods such as constant facials and antibiotics, a possible reset of the gut may trigger a reduction of acne. What a blessing that is!
Fasting really is a blessing to all of us, abstaining from food and water is a challenge but the rewards are absolutely endless!
Always ensure that you stay consistent with the amount of water you drink water after breaking your fast to replenish your body and feel hydrated again. And always, always stay consistent with your skincare regime as this will just maximise the results of fasting!
Check out our amazing Complete Skincare Ritual to help you improve your skin and give you that amazing glow that you deserve!
Love and Light,