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Eating for Beauty: 15 Skin Saving Tips

Take a look at your skin, what is it telling you about your health and internal balance? The skin is the largest organ in the body that reflects all that is going on inside. Wrinkles, dry or oily skin, acne, and inflammation are all signs of poor internal health, often brought on by consuming unhealthful foods and avoiding skin-healthy nutrients. Most people turn to all sorts of cosmetics, lotions, chemicals and pills to treat skin problems. This tactic does little to address the root cause of the problem. Most skin problems can be attributed to the following: poor diet, stress, toxicity, inflammation and hormonal and gut imbalances. While cosmetics certainly have their place in the beauty routine, it is wise to take a more preventative, proactive approach as good skin comes from the inside out, not the outside in. Creating radiant, glowing, youthful-looking skin can best be accomplished by focusing on diet and lifestyle.

Top 15 Skin Saving Tips
1. Increase omega 3 fatty acids in the diet (in the form of chia seeds, hemp seeds, salmon or supplements)
2. Eat low glycemic meals to balance hormones
3. Reduce animal protein
4. Add in probiotics or fermented foods to balance gut health
5. Increase alkalizing foods like leafy greens
6. Reduce foods that cause inflammation (dairy, sugar, wheat) and possible allergens (soy, eggs)
7. Eliminate toxins
8. Do a gentle cleanse with the changing of the seasons
9. Exercise
10. Drink more water
11. Increase SUPER antioxidants
12. Increase vitamin, a,c,e
13. Increase zinc, silicia, sulfur, selenium
14. Sleep
15. Relax!

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