16 Jan What Your New Vegan Diet Means For Your Skin
Losing weight and becoming healthier is the top New Year’s resolution made by Brits this year, and for some of us, that means changing our existing diet and incorporating some healthier alternatives. Many people achieve this by adopting a vegan diet that encourages the eating of more fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, but what does this sort of diet mean for the skin? Well, it’s good news! When paired with a good, regular skin care routine, eating a vegan diet could help to boost the look and the health of your skin.
The skin needs plenty of water in order to stay looking and feeling healthy, but what many of us don’t realise is that the skin needs to be hydrated from both the inside and the outside. If you’re already using a great moisturiser like AproDerm, then you’ve got the outside covered, but what about the inside? Nuts and seeds, which contain unsaturated or ‘good’ fats, are a major component of a vegan diet, and these oils and fats help to hydrate the skininternally.
In the UK, the use of hormones and antibiotics on animals destined for the food chain is banned. However, around 30 percent of meat sold in the UK is imported from countries where such restrictions are not imposed. There are growing concerns that hormone-treated meat could cause hormone imbalances in the body, and, according to the NHS, hormones play a major role in the development of acne. Cutting out some meats could be good for the skin.
Ethical Skin Care
A common concern among those adopting a vegan lifestyle is that it can be difficult to find skin care products that are considered ethical. Some moisturisers and creams, for example, contain honey, which isn’t 100 percent vegan due to cases of poor treatment of bee colonies. However, your skin doesn’t need to suffer if you’re going to try out a vegan lifestyle. Instead, look for a moisturiser that’s oil based, and uses ingredients such as liquid paraffin; this is an oily liquid that’s great for skin hydration.