While it may be your love for animals that made you reconsider your diet and navigate your way through becoming a vegan, but it is probably everything else a plant-based diet does for you mentally and physically that is making you stick with it. From living a longer life, to losing excess weight, and protecting against certain cancers, a nutrient-rich vegan diet may provide a wide array of health benefits. Going vegan can also be good for your mental health as studies show that it can protect your brain from harmful chemicals and stress while also increasing serotonin in the body.
But what about the benefits for your skin? Why not look as great as you feel? Going vegan with your diet and with the skincare products you use packs a powerful one-two punch that will keep your skin looking amazing.
You Are What You Eat
Seems simple enough. Focusing on a diet full of fruits and veggies and cutting out animal products and dairy should make your skin healthier, especially when it comes to acne and controlling breakouts. In fact, many studies show that removing dairy is one of the most important dietary changes you can make to prevent and treat acne. A vegan diet is also known to help those suffering from skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis, conditions where the skin becomes dry, cracked, itchy and red. Plant-based foods are effective in these cases because a vegan diet is naturally low in inflammatory foods—helping to manage these conditions naturally.
Not only does a vegan diet help manage certain skin conditions, it will also make your skin glow. Because a plant-based diet is full of nutrient-based foods, vegan followers will find their skin’s texture has improved leaving the skin moisturized, soft and glowing.
Vegan Skincare Products
If you are serious about veganism, committing to cruelty-free, vegan skincare products is just as important as going vegan with your diet. After all, being good to your skin should also mean being good to the planet and its creatures. Look for an all-natural skincare line that is 100% vegan and focuses on using the power of botanicals, antioxidants and vitamins to feed your skin from the outside in. What are the other benefits of vegan skincare products? Without animal ingredients, vegan products can actually be better for your skin, especially if it’s sensitive. Many non-vegan ingredients are harsh, clog pores, and can contain many unnecessary additives. Isn’t it worth taking the time to make sure you are only using non-toxic ingredients on your skin?