How Can Drinking Kombucha Help Acne?
Acne affects a lot of people, so there are a lot of creams, face washes, soaps, and other products that can help fight it. Kombucha, on the other hand, is almost never mentioned as a way to naturally fight acne. Whether you make a Kombucha face wash, use a SCOBY face mask, or just drink Kombucha, this drink is good for your health in many ways, including making your skin healthier.
Don’t believe me? Well, keep reading to find out not only how acne works scientifically, but also how Kombucha can be a big part of your plan to get rid of acne.
What is Kombucha?
The Kombucha culture or mushroom is used to make Kombucha, which is a fermented drink. The end result is a lightly fizzy tea that has been sweetened. The drink has been around for hundreds of years and can be made at home or bought in stores to drink.
Kombucha is said to help you lose weight (some people think it’s a great way to detox), give you more energy and stamina, improve your heart health, blood pressure, cholesterol, and liver function, and make you smarter and more aware.
Because Kombucha is antimicrobial, it can also be used as a face mask or in other recipes for body care.
But it seems like there is some disagreement about whether or not kombucha helps acne. Some people say that kombucha tea can help clear up skin problems, while others say that the bacteria in the drink makes skin problems worse.
What effect does kombucha have on acne?
Kombucha also has amino acids, antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins B complex (B12), C, and E, folate/folic acid, magnesium, potassium, and calcium, as well as glucaric acid, which helps keep the body’s hormones in balance.
These nutrients work together to give you beautiful skin. They help clear out clogged pores and replace important minerals that are lost during times of stress or when hormones change. This can help reduce spots, acne, and other skin problems.
Kombucha has been shown to reduce acne by stopping the growth of acne bacteria, which is a factor in all types of acne, even cystic acne. Kombucha also has probiotics that are safe for people with acne and help keep a healthy gut biome in balance. Even if you don’t want to drink Kombucha, you should think about taking probiotics that are safe for people with acne. This will help keep inflammation down and your skin clear.
Also, it helps make up for missing nutrients like selenium and zinc, which are needed for a healthy immune system and are important for controlling severe acne vulgaris.
The tie between kombucha, the gut, and acne
That’s just the opinion of one (very nice) person. What do the facts say? One Korean study found that people who drank lactobacillus-fermented drinks had 40% less inflammatory acne and 23% fewer pimples overall. Another controlled study found that 54% of people with acne have an overgrowth of bad bacteria in their small intestine. 54%. This number is so important because having too much or too little good or bad bacteria in your gut doesn’t cause any obvious symptoms. You could be a little more tired, achy, have gas, or break out, but not know that you have an imbalance. You might blame these symptoms on something you ate or on other stressful things going on in your life.
So, half of us with acne use creams, lotions, and potions every day to try to get rid of it, but we’re not focusing on the cause to stop it from happening in the first place. I know it sounds crazy, but I think we’ve been taught to trust prescription creams and medicines, and anything natural is seen as weird or out of the ordinary. Think about that for a second: it’s okay to use synthetic, man-made treatments to get clear skin, but it’s not okay to use natural, holistic treatments? When you think about it, that makes little sense.
Here are the three ways to add kombucha to your diet
1. Mix it with other beverages
There are many ways to drink kombucha, but if you want to add it to your diet, it’s easy to do. First of all, we suggest that you add about four ounces of Kombucha per day to the other drinks and foods you eat and drink during the day.
2. Drink something in between meals
Don’t drink right before or right after a meal. Between meals, when you’re not hungry, is the best time to drink Kombucha. This speeds up the digestion process and helps the body absorb nutrients better. So, if you want to drink Kombucha, you should wait about 30 minutes to an hour before or after a meal.
3. Drink before you exercise
You might also want to drink it before your workouts because the natural caffeine in Kombucha will give you a little extra boost of energy without the crash that comes after drinking coffee or soda.
Kombucha is good for acne, but it won’t cure it completely. Because of this, you shouldn’t just use Kombucha to treat your acne.
You should eat cleanly and healthily, use the right face wash for your skin type, get enough sleep every night, drink lots of water throughout the day, and stay away from greasy foods and sugary drinks, which will only make things worse in the long run.
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