My skin has started to become dry again. Even before i switched my diet up, i started having issues with my skin becoming dry and flaky- especially in the morning. this is a problem for me in the fall and winter but not during the spring and summer. Started using coconut oil but it only helps marginally.
My skin problem got me to thinking. Being that there are many displaced populations in the modern world due to the unprecedented mobility and ability to migrate, is it possible that allergies, skin issues and other things are related to the fact that many of us aren't optimally made for where we currently live? Being of relatively recent African descent, are the skin issues i have in the winter related to the fact that my skin isn't genetically optimal for colder weather?
Along the same line of thinking, when we hear the phrase, "eat seasonally" what does that actually mean? If i'm an indigenous Inuit or African living on the Sahara, there is no such thing as seasonal eating because, for the most part, the seasonal changes aren't as drastic and you may indeed be eating the same foods year round. I think eating seasonally is a good rule if you have environmental sustainability and freshness in mind, but does it really matter biologically?
Pardon my Sunday morning question bomb:-) As you can see, i haven't much to do...
asked byluckybastard (12407)
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on September 11, 2011
at 05:18 PM
This may not answer your question but there was a really interesting TED talk about skin color, migration and sun exposure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOSPNVunyFQ She confirms a few of your theories.
on September 11, 2011
at 04:06 PM
Stop using coconut oil on your skin! For some people, it causes very dry skin after a while. Acne usually gets worse in the winter due to a lack of vitamin D, so if you're not supplementing (but I guess you are) ...
Experiment with the amount of carbs you eat, some people function better on higher carb ratios. Also, are you having a bit of stress lately? Do you move around a lot?
Acne has so many causes that I could write a whole book with lists of recommendations here, but I'm afraid that will only make you worry more about everything.