Ever wondered why after a few days of indulging in a couple of Vinos or at different stages your skin feels more sensitive than at other times? It may have something to do with what your eating. Even some of the most healthy foods can induce redness in some people. It's about knowing what reacts with your body and lifestyle. Our blood and cells have to maintain slightly more alkaline (as opposed to acidic) the same way our body needs to maintain a certain temperature or we get sick. 

Read on for the Do's and don'ts of redness and Sensitivity.

Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes dehydrate the skin triggering things like rosacea. Dehydration within the tissue is like an unwatered soil. It prevents all the functions and systems (the root systems) of the skin from performing at their optimum level. Dehydration leaves your skin unprotected!

Sugar, refined foods,  and too much dairy, carbs and red meat also block alkalising foods that try to neutralise the acids. Our body then draws all our minerals away from other needed areas to counteract the acidity. leaving other areas, such as the skin, depleted.

Keep an alkaline diet. Keeping an alkaline diet not only oxygenates the blood but helps to reduce inflammation and redness within the body and the tissue. Alkaline-forming foods are:

Vegetables: Broccoli, spinach, cabbage, fermented veggies, cucumber, sprouts, wheatgrass and kale

Fruits: Berries, apples, banana, rockmelon, avocado, lemon, lime and mango

Nuts (inc. oils) & Grains: Almonds, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed, rice, quinoa, rye and buckwheat

HOTTIP :) Exercise helps to oxygenate the blood which in turn promotes alkalinity.

Drink 3-4 Litres of water per day

NOTTIP :( Over acidity can lead to eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne

My favourite alkaline smoothie recipe: 1 handful of green baby spinach, 1/2 a cucumber, half a frozen mango, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed, a few sprigs of parsley, top with coconut water and blend.


tricia tan