Optimizing Nutrition for Seborrheic Dermatitis - Start Here

Welcome to the first module of SkinSupport.

The objectives of this module are focused on balancing the skin from inside. By focusing on the inside, you will reduce the amount of time you will need to spend focusing on the outside.

Introductory Readings

To get a better understanding of the logic behind the objectives introduced, reading of the following sections is suggested:

Outcomes to be Expected

Your digestive system is an integral part of your immune system and influences the quality of the sebum your skin produces. By improving your digestive system it is proposed that you should benefit from the following:

  • Improved lipid metabolism
  • Improved blood sugar control
  • Healthier sebum composition
  • Stabilized sebum production

Objectives in Focus

Improving digestive function is not the responsibility of a probiotic supplement or any single dietary trick. Instead, focus must be kept on basic elements that can produce sustained changes to our internal environments.

Things to Increase:

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Water

Inflammatory skin conditions can significantly increase the amount of water lost through the skin. Ensuring your meet your daily requirements can help restore adequate hydration and improve immune system stability.

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Apples

Daily digestion of apples can improve digestive health, reduce oxidative stress and result in healthier sebum production.

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Vitamin A

Increasing intake of Vitamin A rich vegetables such as carrots can help improve the skin’s resistance to oxidative damage and help balance abnormal sebum production.

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Dietary Fiber

Soluble fiber is a specific type of fiber with documented benefits for blood sugar control, cholesterol levels, gut health and inflammation; taken together these factors can contribute to more balanced sebum production and reduced skin sensitivity.

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Cruciferous Vegetables

Integrating cruciferous vegetables into your daily diet can improve digestive health, result in more balanced sebum production, and reduce skin sensitivity.

Things to Decrease:

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Ultra Processed Foods

Diets high in ultra processed foods increase the chances of nutritional deficiencies, abnormal blood lipid levels, insulin resistance and various chronic diseases.

Do your best, forget the rest

You should strive to complete each objective, but don’t overextend yourself and feel guilty if your success rate is not 100%. The important thing is to get started and try your best to follow along. Remember these objectives are only for a week. Once the week is up, some of them will change.

Example Daily Checklist

Drink at-least 7 glasses of water daily
Eat at-least 2 apples daily
Eat at-least 2 servings of your favorite vegetable high in vitamin A daily
Eat at-least 2 servings of cruciferous vegetables daily
Consume at-least one serving of food high in soluble fiber with each meal
Reduce consumption of nuts, seeds and chocolate (temporary)
Reduce consumption of cereal bars and packaged snacks

Additional information:

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding any of the objectives, feel free to drop a comment below.