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Skin and Your Hormones

Skin and Your Hormones

Jan 21st 2019

Skin problems and disorders reflect much deeper rooted imbalances and dysfunction in the body. More often than not our skin reveals our hormones and  digestive health need extra TLC, as they're imperative to our skin health. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes skin health is the mirror to our internal health.

Adult acne, eczema, rosacea, dull complexion are most often the signs of the imbalances in the gut. The foods we eat carry the information (vitamins and minerals) that’s assimilated by the gut. Thankfully the foods we eat also have the power to help heal the gut, providing a hospitable environment.

Incorporating foods that are rich in Omega-3s, zinc(1), sulfur(2), antioxidants can help you achieve a youthful glow and radiant skin.


Flaxseed is a rich plant source of Omega-3s, and is high on our list of beauty superfoods. It’s aa high-fiber superfood that helps keep your hormones in balance by assisting your body in excreting excess estrogen. If you’re looking for faster results, incorporating flaxseed in your diet will lead to healthier looking skin and stronger hair and nails.


Commonly known as “nature’s beauty mineral,” this nutrient is absolutely vital to maintaining smooth skin, strong nails, and shiny, full hair. We’re talking about sulfur(3). And the single best way to get sulfur into your body is with MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane). MSM is a naturally-occurring form of dietary sulfur that can be taken internally as part of your diet, or used topically in a lotion.


Spirulina is a blue-green algae superfood that’s high in zinc. Zinc is an essential nutrient for both hormones and skin with its immune modulating effects. Zinc is required for cell growth, division and repair. In combination with vitamin A and sulfur (MSM), it builds strong hair, and improves complexion while helping the body maintain its collagen supply.  Other great sources of zinc include Macadamia Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds, and Cashews.

Honorable Skin Food Mentions

Almonds are one of the best skin foods. They are rich in skin-friendly vitamin E and full of magnesium. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory that's brilliant for our skin. Inflammation in the body is rough on skin. It can lead to wrinkles and aging in the long term, while making skin look puffy and tired in the short term. Adding Turmeric to your diet is easy and can help reduce inflammation, keeping skin looking fresh and young.
Raw Organic Milled Flaxseed Pure OPTI-MSM Flakes Pure Spirulina Crunchies
Raw Organic Macadamia Nuts Raw Organic Heirloom Pumpkin Seeds Raw Organic Whole Cashews
Raw Organic Heirloom Almonds Organic Golden Milk Super Blend


(1)  (2)  (3) “The MSM Miracle,” MSM Medical Information Foundation, 2005-2006.  

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