Intermittent fasting for skin

by - April 18, 2019


If you've read about some of the benefits of intermittent fasting before, it is not likely that skin benefits will be listed as one. But intermittent fasting actually has huge benefits on the skin. We will be looking at how intermittent fasting benefits the skin and how you can use it to achieve a clearer and good looking skin.

Intermittent Fasting has a way of promoting Autophagy in the cells of the body.

What is Autophagy


It is simply a process where the cells repair themselves and flush out toxic materials that are not needed out of themselves.

How can intermittent fasting stimulate Autophagy?


Well, when your body is in "Fasting" mode for hours, this allows your body to look for where it can get stored nutrients and energy. And luckily, the wastes in your cells when flushed out, can be broken down into useful nutrients for the body to use.

While you're fasting, your body cells start the process of cleaning themselves up. And this of course, has beneficial effects on your body and skin. This cell cleaning process helps to reduce oxidative stress which is the primary cause of aging in anatomical systems.

Intermittent Fasting promotes Autophagy which is so important for clearer and younger looking skin. It helps to increase insulin sensitivity which also helps to reduce oxidative stress thereby reducing the ageing rate. It also helps to increase the production of Human Growth Hormone (HGM) in the body which has been discovered to help in skin rejuvenation.

During the period that you are fasting, your body is forced into the auto-cleaning process, because it is looking for wastes/fats/nutrients to use to sustain itself, so cellular wastes are put to good use thereby promoting healthier skin.

You can do the 16/8 intermittent fasting, the 5:2 intermittent fasting or you can fast for 20 hours straight, then eat one big meal at night. Choose whichever method best works for you.

Intermittent fasting has also been shown to help in balancing the gut Flora which is the primary cause of so many skin conditions like Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis etc.

The biggest benefit that intermittent fasting has on the skin is the reduction of oxidative stress and reduction of inflammation. Acne is caused as a result of inflammation and aging too is caused by inflammation.

By balancing the gut Flora, systemic inflammation is drastically reduced to the minimum thereby saving the skin from so many diseases as well as aging.

So, obviously, you can see that Intermittent fasting is good for your skin. It helps you to look younger and have more vibrant skin.

Try intermittent fasting for a while and share your skin glow testimonies

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