Unless you’ve been living under a rock I’m pretty sure you have at least heard of the keto diet or ketogenic diet. It’s really popular right now for weight loss in which people eat low-carb foods for good skin, health, and weight loss. Also, people pursue it for a variety of potential health benefits. In this post, I’m going to be talking about how the keto diet can impact your skin. Let’s dive in deep.
Skin benefits of the ketogenic diet
Keto diet can impact your skin in a variety of ways. So here are some of the benefits of keto diet on skin.
- Helps in Hidradenitis – A potential theoretical benefit of the ketogenic diet for certain chronic inflammatory skin conditions is that one ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate actually can suppress uh the levels of something called NLRP3 inflammasome. nlrp3 inflammasome is something that is implicated and part of the pathogenesis of a variety of chronic inflammatory diseases and chronic inflammatory skin conditions especially Hidradenitis Suppurativa which a lot of guys suffer with.
- Reduces Acne – Another very likely benefit of the ketogenic diet for skin conditions as well as chronic metabolic diseases is that it lowers the levels of the hormone insulin. Now acne is a disease that doctors have come to learn over the past few years that likely diet and acne are tightly linked with insulin. We know that in acne, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, high levels of insulin drive this disease and keto can heal it by lowering the level of insulin to some extent.
- Anti Aging – Well in theory a ketogenic diet may actually help reduce the burden of oxidative stress and oxidative stress leads to aging of the skin. These are the ways keto diet benefits your skin.