Waking up to a pimple speckling the face isn’t how anyone would want to start their day. And while the most tempting idea is to grab the medicated soap as a quick fix right away, it may be worth getting a second opinion. The logic behind is a bit complex: what if a pimple is a sign of a much deeper health issue like some food sensitivity, or a deficiency of nutrients like vitamin A, zinc or omega-3s? The competent writing team of Pakistan’s largest online food network, sooperchef has listed out some common beauty blunders that could be caused by an underlying health issue. The integrative approaches for fixing the root of the problem are also included. Read and share with your loved ones.

1. Acne

Though the reasons vary from case to case, one potential cause of an acne breakout on your face could be the food you eat. According to Dr. Kate Kenner, RDN, LD, there is research proving that shows that acne decreases when you follow a diet with ingredients that are low on the glycemic index. This means you need to cut out white flour, sugar, and processed foods and boost your consumption of whole grains and vegetables. Dairy products could also be a major contributor to acne outbreaks for the reason that they could be linked with increased levels of sebum: the oily substance released by the sebaceous glands that prevent skin dryness.

2. Dark Circles under the Eyes

Lack of sleep isn’t the only factor that should be getting the full blame for those dark circles under your eyes. Also known as the “allergic shiners,” according to scientists, these dark eye circles are often a signal that you’re in taking foods your body finds toxic. To avoid them, it is suggested that you try reducing the most common food allergens like gluten, dairy, and eggs for 10 days to see if there is any reduction in them. If that proves unsuccessful, having an allergy test is recommended to see if environmental sensitivities like mold, pet dander or pollen could be the cause of your under-eye reactions.

3. Cracked Lips

Your diet has to do more with your everlasting battle with cracked lips than your brand of lip balm. Cracked lips could be a sign of insufficient dietary niacin or zinc intake. Vegans and vegetarians experience this issue the most because the high concentrations of niacin and zinc found in animal products like chicken, liver, and fish are deficient in their plant-based diet. To ensure proper intake of these nutrients from plant-based sources, try incorporating more chickpeas and pumpkin seeds for zinc and more peanuts and mushrooms for niacin in your diet.

4. Dry Skin

Although there’s often a direct correlation connecting dry skin and dehydration, drinking more water might not be the best or only solution for your dry flaky skin. For the folks suffering from eczema or dermatitis, it recommended that you increase the intake of polyunsaturated fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids or gamma-linolenic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid). These may prove successful for the reason that they aid the skin cells’ ability to retain moisture. As far as flaky skin is concerned, a niacin deficiency may be the cause.

5. Unwanted Facial Hair in Women

Unwanted facial hair in women could be an indication of hormonal imbalances resulting from an overproduction of androgens. Androgens are the hormones prepared by the gonads and adrenal glands. Otherwise, it could be an indication of a polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), predominantly when accompanied by unbalanced or misplaced menstrual cycles. So before booking your next appointment to the beauty parlor to get yourself waxed, it is suggested that you go see a doctor who knows how to balance hormones naturally. Additionally, there are herbal supplements like chasteberry and saw palmetto that can also help thwart excess androgens.

6. Wrinkles

While the aging process is inevitable, it may be possible to control how soon those wrinkles start popping up. If you experience premature wrinkles, here’s what you need to do: as science has found an association between pitiable vitamin C ingestion and the probability of developing wrinkles, you need to take in lots and lots of vitamin c. the reason behind this is that not only is vitamin C a potent antioxidant, it is also concerned with the configuration of collagen, a structural protein that shapes the skin matrix. Another study has suggested that collagen supplements may also reduce skin dryness and wrinkles, though more research might be needed to verify that. But we can’t go wrong making sure our vitamin C intake is up to par, which means eating more bell peppers, papaya, broccoli, pineapple, and strawberries.

Read more: Foods that will keep your skin looking years younger than your original age!

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