Seed Cycling and Acne
Remember the state of your skin during puberty? That phase of life is the epitome of hormonal acne. It happens when your hormones are out of whack. If you’re well beyond puberty and still getting acne (in spite of a rigorous skincare regimen), you may want to try seed cycling.
Hormonal Acne is a Sign
Acne flare-ups that occur around the same time as your period are generally the result of an intense hormonal shift in your cycle. These breakouts come from an internal imbalance, which is why they can’t be corrected with skincare products. When you see these pimples show up, it’s your body telling you that your hormones are out of balance.
Your hormones can be affected by things like stress, poor diet, digestive issues, overconsumption of coffee and alcohol, and more. Seed cycling is just one part of calibrating your reproductive hormones.
Can Seed Cycling Clear Up Your Skin?
Seed is a science, and it’s encouraged by many health professionals as a natural way to help balance your estrogen and progesterone levels.
During your menstrual cycle, these hormones fluctuate over the month, which is normal, but imbalances in these hormones can lead to pimples. The seeds that help rectify hormone imbalances? Flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds (all conveniently found in LOVE ME SOME crackers).
Seed cycling can help reduce hormonal acne, but it’s not a cure for those who have severe acne. For acne that is more serious, it’s best to see a dermatologist or doctor.
How it Works
Seed cycling isn’t usually thought of as a skincare regime, but everything you eat has effects on your body in one way or another.
The seeds used in seed cycling contain lignan fibres, which help eliminate excess estrogen or boost estrogen (depending on where you are in your cycle). Lignans are highly concentrated in seeds, which makes it easier to consume than getting the same amount of lignans from other types of foods.
Using the right seeds at the right time helps calm down any drastic shifts in your estrogen and progesterone levels, which can help clear up your skin. Combining seed cycling with a healthy diet, quality sleep, and proper hydration can create a noticeable difference in your skin.
Balance is Everything
For seed cycling to be effective, you need to eat the right seeds at the right time. You need a tablespoon each of flax and pumpkin seeds starting on the first day of your period, and every day for 14 days. On day 15, switch to a daily tablespoon each of sunflower and sesame seeds. Switch back to the flax and pumpkin when your next period starts. Keep up this habit to experience the effects of seed cycling.
Seed Cycling the Easy Way
LOVE ME SOME crackers are perfect portions, with the daily amount of seeds you need in each snack size pack. No measuring or figuring out which seeds you need to eat – we’ve got you covered.
Seed cycling can be a wonderful and easy way to clear up your skin, boost your energy, and feel better. Have you tried it?