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As we age, our bodies often become prone to certain conditions. For example, skin tags can develop in people with oily skin or who have inherited a skin-taggy gene. People with diabetes mellitus also run the risk of developing skin tags because their bodies are constantly trying to regulate blood sugar levels. In between meals (or “fasting”), your body can use a special protein in the bloodstream to break down and eliminate any extra fat you consume.
However, if you eat after about 1 p.m., your body won’t be able to do this process effectively. As a result, the fat will build up in your bloodstream as unwanted “droppings” that can cause skin tags! So while fasting may seem like it would get rid of just about every kind of skin tag— as well as other problems associated with being hungry— there are actually some reasons why you might not want to go ahead and fast for 24 hours straight.
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What Are the Different Types of Skin Tags?
There are 4 common types of skin tags, and their causes are different. The 2 most frequent causes are the pilosebaceous and sebaceous types. The pilosebaceous type is caused by over-production of sebum and is usually found on the face and chin, where it is responsible for oily skin. The sebaceous type is caused by an inadequate amount of sebum and is usually found on the chest and back, where it is responsible for dry skin.
Why Does Intermittent Fasting Get Rid of Skin Tags?
It’s important to note that “fasting” isn’t always all that different from “not eating.” In fact, both are metabolic processes in which the body breaks down and eliminates excess calories. What’s more, some of the enzymes that break down protein in your stomach also help to break down fat, as well as cholesterol and carbohydrates.
How to Prevent or Cures Rashes and Aches and Pains After a Fast
There are several ways to prevent or treat rashes and aches and pains after a fast. Make sure your skin is hydrated by drinking plenty of water, applying a moisturizer, and avoiding over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers. Wear loose-fitting, dry-fitting clothing that allows evaporative cooling. Exercising after a fast may cause a rash or a breakout of pimples or hives. Wash your face and body twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Apply a rich moisturizer after washing, if desired. Use a non-greasy face wash. Use a non-greasy body wash. Apply a sunscreen while outside, if you’re out in the sun.
What Foods Contain the Most Nutrients That Help to Keep Skin Healthy?
Salad: Generally high in protein and vitamins, a salad can be a good source of nutrients after a fast.
Vegetables: The vitamins, minerals, and fiber found in vegetables can help to keep your skin healthy.
Bran Muffins: Rich in protein and fiber, bran muffins are another source of carbohydrates that can help to bulk up your stomach, as well as your skin!
Peanut butter: A natural source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, peanut butter is rich in minerals and vitamins. Almonds: High in essential fatty acids such as omega-3 and vitamin E, almonds are another good source of nutrients. Protein Bar: Consisting mostly of sugar, carbohydrates, and fats, protein bars are not only bad for your stomach but are also harmful to your skin!
While fasting is not recommended for all people, and can have a bad effect on your health, there are some benefits to be gained from a complete fast. The most important thing you can do is to make sure you are appropriately hydrated and have eaten a healthy, balanced diet throughout your eating window.
If you notice any changes in your diet that could be causing your rashes or aches and pains, you should discontinue them and discuss them with your doctor. For more tips and advice on how to stay healthy during your Fast, check out the archives of Skinny taste.