What you eat does affect your skin. It can affect your whole body. We reach for the lotion or pills or something else to remedy the situation. I can tell you from personal experience that what we eat affects our health, and we need to look at the correlation between what we eat and how it affects us.
Certain foods give me headaches and some spike into migraines. Raw onions and coconut give me headaches, so I can’t consume them. I can eat onions when they are cooked or marinated in something. Just smelling coconut gives me a headache and it doesn’t matter if it’s in beauty products or if it’s in food, I avoid it like the plague. Coconut is in many different things other than beauty products (it’s even in green beauty products) and food; it is also in cleaning products. I have had to research and learn all the names & derivatives just to make sure I’m not using anything with coconut. That is just to give you an example as there are other foods I can’t eat or use.
I have eczema on my hand and have had it for many years. It flares up in the winter. It use to be on my arms really bad too, there’s just a little patch of it now. When I went gluten free 4 years ago (due to a wheat allergy) and started healing my gut, I have seen the eczema improving and going away. I was born with intestinal Candidasis, so healing my gut has been of utmost importance to my health.
I was having migraines at least 2 times a month and headaches were practically an every day occurrence. When I stopped eating gluten, my headaches and migraines were slashed 80%. I still get them, but headaches are not a daily occurrence anymore, & migraines occur once every 4 months if I’m lucky.
Your choices in what you eat matters, and that is why I shared this information about myself. It is one thing to want a quick fix to make the pain go away, but it does not resolve anything if you don’t know the root cause. Please don’t dismiss the idea that something you are consuming or using on your skin could be the culprit. Your health and the health of your family matters.