What we do and what we eat affects climate change. What we do and what we eat affects our skin. If you suffer from any level of sensitive skin, acne, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis etc, you should be VERY concerned about what you eat AND what climate change means for your skin condition…. Each individual’s carbon footprint on this planet is HUGE. We can’t blame others for climate change. It’s all about what WE do INDIVIDUALLY. As an added benefit, your eating habits can also reduce the amount of animal cruelty on this planet.
In this Yahoo News article, studies are showing that eating animal products is contributing more to climate change than driving your car! Nope – that does not mean that all is forgiven and you can drive your car guilt-free again!
There is also a definite link between Acne and diet – I see it all the time in my treatment rooms – and you can read the blog article here. There is research showing the link between the two. Eating red meat and consuming dairy is bad for acne sufferers. Consuming dairy products is bad for EVERYONE with any kind of sensitive skin condition that produces red, itchy, inflamed, uncomfortable skin with red bumps, pustules and pimples. Read a well researched book (The Clear Skin Diet) about the diet you need to help clear up your skin condition.
And what can you do about climate change? Well, there is a lot…and it’s simple.. Start by taking the 50% climate change challenge.
If you have any type of sensitive skin condition (including acne and rosacea), you can help your skin in a severe climate changed world by:
- Only ever use cool water for cleansing. NO hot or warm water on red, irritated or inflamed skin conditions – EVER!
- Cleanse only once per day – in the evening. Too much cleansing is bad for everyone’s skin. Just splash the face with cool water in the morning. Use only gentle cleansers with no detergents in them (so that excludes Cetaphil, Neutrogena, and most other commercial cleansers available in super markets, drug stores and department stores).
- Apply a light hydration serum like Sensitive Skin Clinic’s Hydrate + Serum to help keep your skin hydrated morning and night.
- Apply a multi level antioxidant defense complex on the skin every morning and make sure you consume lots of antioxidants by eating 5 fruit and 5 vegetable servings every day.
- Always wear a mineral sunscreen like the silky smooth Sensitive Skin Clinic Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 with 20% clear zinc. Wear sunscreen every day, all year round. Skin cancers may become even more common in a climate changed world.
Eating less (or zero) animal products plus using only plant based skin care products that are not tested on animals, will further increase your positive impact on the planet. For more information about animal testing of skin care products, watch this SkinCareTV video at YouTube (there are NO graphic images in the video).
The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.