Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Marty S.
Many people adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet for different reasons. For some, they are trying to clean up their eating habits while for others, a vegetarian or vegan diet is something they have followed since birth. To her credit, Sheetal Rawal, the founder of Apsara Skin Care and a scientist of human genetics, is a vegan because she wanted her diet to consist of only foods that were all-natural and ethically conscionable. But regardless of the reasons why one would want to become a vegetarian or vegan, one of the benefits of transitioning to a vegetarian or vegan diet – and one that should give you pause – is getting flawless, youthful skin.
If you’re concerned about the appearance, glow, and health of your skin, perhaps what you need is a change in your diet. Today, you will learn why a vegetarian or vegan diet can help you achieve flawless, youthful skin. If you have been curious about switching to a vegetarian or vegan diet, now’s the time to do so. The adjustment might be challenging at first, but it may ultimately help you banish those imperfections on your skin and fade the look of premature lines and wrinkles.
Animal Products Often Contain Harsh Chemicals That Worsen Your Skin
In order to prepare animal products safely or efficiently, companies will typically use harsh chemicals like preservatives, hormones, and antibiotics so that the products don’t spoil by the time they get to the consumer. However, these harsh chemicals are not good for the health and well-being of your skin. Many of these chemicals can significantly increase the level of inflammation within your body. Not only do higher levels of inflammation translate to poorer internal health (i.e. high blood pressure and more frequent instances of stress), but also a more lifeless, lackluster complexion. For example, acne and inflammation are often intertwined, and when there is more inflammation in your body, it is very likely that you will experience more acne breakouts.
Switching to a vegetarian or vegan diet can be a huge step in improving the look of your skin, and countless people have noticed a visibly brighter and more youthful complexion some time after adjusting their diet. And yet, if you have made the decision to simply stop eating meat, that might not be enough to get flawless, youthful skin. For example, dairy has been linked to increased acne breakouts. While you are avoiding the harsh chemicals found in many meat products by pursuing a vegetarian diet, consuming dairy products like milk and yogurt means that you are still leaving your skin more prone to acne, blemishes, and other marks. Therefore, while a vegetarian diet is good for your skin, a vegan diet may help you get better results and achieve flawless, youthful skin more easily.
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Many Vegetarian & Vegan Foods Have Nutrients That Can Promote Flawless, Youthful Skin
Once you decide to switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet, you will obviously need to rethink what you eat on a regular basis. Even though it seems simple to stop consuming animal products, you cannot eat foods from only one food group because it won’t be enough for your body to sustain itself. Fruits and vegetables are indeed good for you, but you have to consume a variety of fresh, organic whole foods in order to stay in good health. Fortunately, by maintaining a well-balanced diet, you can ensure that you get enough nutrients every day to support a healthy body and skin. For example, good fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, nourish your cells and protect your cells’ membrane. More good fats in your body can mean that your skin may start to look plumper and less aged.
If you are accustomed to a non-vegetarian diet, you might notice that your daily nutrition will be different. Though it is easier to find certain nutrients in a non-vegetarian diet, it is not impossible to have a well-balanced diet once you eliminate animal products from your diet. For example, nuts and legumes are good sources of protein, and you will need protein to maintain proper collagen synthesis and get wrinkle-free skin. By doing your research and planning out your diet accordingly, your body won’t be malnourished and might even become healthier than before. Once that happens, your skin may start to look more flawless and youthful.
A Vegetarian or Vegan Diet Can Encourage to Go Natural in Every Aspect of Your Life
As big of a change as this is, a vegetarian or vegan diet is just the beginning. This switch may incentivize you to completely cut out animal products and harsh chemicals from your lifestyle. A vegetarian and vegan diet can give you a better perspective on what exactly goes into your diet. Animal products contain harsh chemicals but so do many vegetarian and vegan foods, depending on how they’re made. By getting a better understanding of the ingredients that you come into contact with on a daily basis, hopefully, you will realize the power of natural ingredients and how they can help you achieve the healthy lifestyle, flawless skin, and gorgeous hair you are looking for. If you want to start going natural with your beauty care routine, we encourage you to try one of Apsara Skin Care’s all-natural products, all of which are vegan, cruelty-free, and made with no harsh chemicals.
Sheetal is a vegan, which helps shape how she formulates products for Apsara Skin Care. To learn more about Sheetal Rawal, Apsara Skin Care’s founder and CEO, listen to this episode of the Apsara Skin Care Podcast. Enjoy and please leave us a review on our iTunes podcast page!
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