Eating Paleo Will Make Your Skin Amazing!

Eating paleo really will make your skin amazing! Our skin has never felt and looked better and we owe it mostly to the way we eat. It makes a lot of sense really and it’s pretty simple: what we eat directly impacts what our skin is going to look and feel like!

We know there are lots of little foodie hacks to make our skin even more amazing (example: add lemon to water) but by simply changing from a ‘standard diet’ to a paleo diet we’ve noticed some amazing changes! What we’re saying is: eat paleo and your skin will look bloody darn amazing! #truth

We use organic, all natural skincare and makeup but no matter how many amazing products we own we know it really comes down to what we eat!  Sometimes we’ll meet someone who uses all organic, top of range beautiful skincare and makeup and then *BAM* we see them the following week with a bottle of Diet Coke. Not cool, doesn’t make sense, blows our minds! You can’t expect your skin to glow when you’re consuming crap. Another #truth

Sorry to rant and abruptly stop here but we have to give ourselves a high five… we both used to be addicted to Diet Coke, when we say addicted we’re talking 1-2 litres a day addicted! It’s been 2 years since we’ve sipped that black liquid poison! YAY. If you need help to overcome your addiction let us know and we will write about our experience! We’re seriously proud of ourselves, it was a difficult addiction to overcome!

You may lead a paleo lifestyle and feel all the amazing benefits already! Or maybe you’re thinking about starting? We really have noticed the change in our skin and believe that eating paleo will make your skin amazing too! To twist that rubber arm of yours and convince you that paleo will make your skin glow, here are the changes we’ve noticed…

  • way less pimple breakouts! The only time we both ever get pimples is around that time of the month (damn you hormones) or Carla will breakout if she goes primal for a day and eats too much cheese! It’s like 1-2 pimples generally. 
  • more even skin tone. We only began to realise what skin tone was when ours got way way better! Colour is more even, no more weird red or discoloured blotches. Our skin feels more even, less weird bumps and lumps… actually none.
  • more hydrated. This is a no-brainer. Since living paleo, we consume a lot more water. There’s no more crappy juice (liquid sugar mostly), sodas or soft drinks. 
  • our skin looks younger! Ok, we know we’re young and we don’t have any proof on this but we think our skin looks pretty good so far. Does it count that we still get ID-ed when Carla is 24 and Em is in her *eeek/hyperventilating* late 20’s (27!. must be all that paleo stuff right?)? Time will only tell,  we’ll report back in a few years!
  • more radiant skin! We got this description from all the skin care ads and and maybe it’s to do with our crazy amounts of energy we have since going paleo?! But we feel radiant, do you?

Our environment, stress factors and genetics also impact the way our skin looks and feels. When you feel stressed, try for a little meditation session, when it’s cold, don’t blast the heater straight on to your skin (we always do this and always regret it) and be sure to find a natural sunscreen for long hours in the sun. If we’re only outside for a short time we don’t wear any sunscreen… hello vitamin D! 

But we’ll take a stand and say that the food and drink we consume is by far the easiest factor we can all control to ensure for radiant, glowing, AMAZING skin!

We’d just love to hear about your experiences and if you’ve noticed any amazing changes to your skin since embarking paleo… let us know! It’s all just so interesting, isn’t it?!

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

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  1. hi girls.
    I have been dairy and gluten free for six months now. I have also been grain free and refined sugar free for the last 1-2 of those months. I drink only water and maybe 1 green tea a day and I still have pimples!!! argghhhhh. do you have any advice? I’m starting to lose faith in the paleo approach. I’m now cutting down on fruit as a last resort as I have recently had some kinesiology done which indicated I was wheat and fructose sensitive. I don’t understand…. If I’m not putting toxins into my body why is it acting like I am??????

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    Hi Jacque! Thanks so much for your comment and we understand how frustrated you must be! You’ve changed your diet and still not seeing the results you expected. If we were in your position we would go on a strict elimination diet. We have tried a few varieties of these and we believe different people suit the different varieties. You may have read up on our bio-individuality views (in the ‘our story’ section https://themerrymakersisters.com.au/our-story/ ).

    The one we both suited and what really worked for us was over a 4 week period.

    Week 1 we ate just eggs, meat, coconut oil (for cooking) and dried spices for flavour. After the first week (or you could even just do 3 days) we introduced dark green vegetables. Slowly we began to introduce other foods (within paleo) back into our diets over a 4 week period and OH WOW did we gain a new awareness of what foods suited us and what didn’t.

    An elimination diet is one of the cheapest ways to figure out your perfect diet, remember there are different types. We would also still recommend to continue with your kinesiologist or you could seek out a Health Coach or Naturopath to give you the extra support you require.

    Other things we’d recommend (if you’re not doing): add more fermented foods, bone broth, check water amount (we drink 2 L a day and really notice negative changes if we don’t!), lower high carb veggies (sweet potato) and fruits (just berries), no sweet treats for a little while, ensure you’re using natural everything (inc. soap + skincare… possibly try just using coconut oil)

    We hope this helped and please keep in touch with your progress! We’d really love to hear about it and what changes you implemented that helped you.

    Emma + Carla

  3. ok , thank you for your detailed reply. I would like to do an elimination diet but as I’m breastfeeding I don’t really want to cut out veggies at the moment. (And no, I don’t think its hormones from breastfeeding, as this is the skin ive always had, its very familiar to me, prior to becoming pregnant. Interestingly my skin cleared up when I was pregnant) I do have at least 2 litres of water a day (more towards 3 litres actually)
    I will look into fermented foods a bit more I think.
    I was only using coconut oil but found out that its highly comedogenic (pore clogging) since I have removed the use of that I have seen an improvement overall, however not clear.
    I am also taking Diatomaceous Earth as I have read that this can help clear skin as it cleans you out plus adds extra trace minerals to your body. I have seen only positives with the introduction of this
    I think I will have to try some of the bread recipes you have……. I miss grains so much πŸ™

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    Hi Jacque! Oh congrats on the new edition! πŸ™‚ That’s so exciting! <3 it sounds like you have a few more options to try out, we'd love to be kept updated on your progress! Definitely give our bread a try! It's really delicious and we think you'll love it! <3 e + c

  5. Hi,

    I started a paleo diet mainly so I could lose a bit of belly fat for an evening do. Everyone kept saying I would notice a difference in my skin, hair and so on. Now I have to explain, I was only doing this for a few weeks and in all honesty, I didn’t notice any difference. When it comes to food, I have no will power, so by week three, cheat days started to happen, by week four most days I was having a little naughty something! Week five, although still having healthy meals, there was lots of snaking on crap (not literally!). These last 2 weeks, (4&5), my skin has been the worst its EVER been in my whole life. I have NEVER had a spot out break like this! I do not, have not, even as a teenager, suffered with acne……. one or 2 at most. I have always be complimented on my skin, but now it seems continuous spot after spot. So, while I may not have noticed a difference in the short while i was sticking to paleo, my body is definitely telling me to cut the crap now! πŸ™‚

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    Hi Janette, we are sure once you start cleaning up your diet your skin will improve so much! Since following a paleo lifestyle we rarely get pimples. Just shows how important our diets are for our health. Imagine what that ‘crap’ is doing to our insides! EEEEK! Let us know how you go!

  7. Jacque, sorry to butt-in on this post, but have you tried drinking Raspberry Leaf Tea? I had tried all the products & diet changes without success and was looking into laser as my next option. Due to being pregnant at the time I didn’t go down that road (thankfully!) but started drinking Raspberry Leaf Tea towards the end of pregnancy, with amazing effects for my skin! I thought it was just the hormones so stopped the tea after bub was born and my skin went crazy again. I have now been drinking 2 cups a day, whilst breastfeeding (it actually boosts supply & is totally safe) and have hardly had any pimples. I rave to everyone about it! I hope it works for you too πŸ™‚

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    Hi Kelsey! Please do not say sorry for butting in! We say HELL YEH! We all have so much knowledge to share and we would love our site to be the forum! Raspberry leaf tea sounds amazing! Thanks so much. πŸ™‚

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