7 Simple Tips to Get Clear and Radiant Skin


Your skin is your largest organ and is primarily a reflection of what’s going on inside your body.  In fact, most skin problems are actually internal problems manifesting through the skin. This means no amount of topical creams or miracle cures will help if you don’t address the internal issues that are the root cause of your acne breakouts and blemishes.  Are you tired of dealing with acne, blemishes or chronic dry skin?  Try these 7 simple tips to help clear up your skin fast!

1. Drink Lots of Water

Studies show that up to 75% of the population suffers from dehydration.  The simplest way to improve your skin and the way you feel it to drink more water.  Remember, not all water is created equal.  The best water for your over all health is from a natural spring in a clean unpopulated area.  The next best option is to filter your water with a high quality water filter to remove chemical additives added by water treatment facilities.  If the taste of water doesn’t appeal to you, try squeezing in1/2 of a lemon to improve the flavor.

2.  Remove Processed Sugar From Your Diet

Many of the drinks people consume on a daily basis contain processed sugars and other chemicals that could be contributing to your skin problems.  Processed sugar is very difficult for your body to digest, therefore when consumed in large quantities acne breakouts can occur.  The effect of processed sugar on the body is an increase in both inflammation and insulin levels which can increase pore size and cause acne breakouts and blemishes.  An easy way to improve your skin would be to immediately eliminate soda, energy drinks, and sugary coffee drinks from your diet and replace them with lemon water.

3.  Cut Dairy Consumption 

Many people with bad acne and other skin blemishes can attribute their dairy intake to the main cause of their acne flare ups.  If you have exhausted all other options, it would be wise to simply remove dairy from your diet for a few weeks and see if you notice any difference in your skin.  Dairy is difficult for your body to digest but also contains hormones from the cows milk that can trigger your oil glands and cause breakouts.

4.  Cook with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the best oil to cook with because it remains stable under high heat and does not form trans-fatty acids.  In David Wolfe’s Book “Eating For Beauty” he talks about the damage canola oil, corn oil, soy margarine and other unsaturated oils can do to your skin once inside your body.  David Wolfe says,”As unsaturated oil increases in the diet, the rate of oxidative damage increases, leading to aged, damaged skin.”  David continues, “Coconut oil (applied directly to the skin or eaten) reverses the tissue-damaging process by displacing cooked oil from the tissues and providing fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and super-nutrition factors directly to the damaged tissue.”  In summary, coconut oil can be used for cooking, eaten, or used topically on the skin to moisturize and beautify.  

5. Stop Eating Deep Fried Foods

Stop eating deep fried and processed food, and instead opt for salads and healthy fats like avocado, raw almonds, and coconut oil.  Once inside your body, the grease from eating fried foods wreaks havoc on your health as well as your skin.  Fried foods contain unhealthy saturated and trans fats as well as carcinogens which can contribute to skin aging, wrinkles, and acne breakouts.  Furthermore, majority of foods that are deep fried are usually highly processed and very unhealthy to begin with.

6. Stop Using Harsh Cleansers

If your having major skin problems it’s highly likely that your daily skin care routine could be to blame.  In David Wolfe’s Book Eating for Beauty he says, “Skin damage can be caused by years of abusing alkaline soaps and other skin products, the excessive use of commercial soaps strips away the skin’s oil, damages skin pigments, and removes skin moisture, leaving skin dry, faded and coarse.”  Try using a natural skin cleanser or oil cleansing to maintain the natural oils on your skin. Remember, cleansing your face too much can also strip away your skins natural oils and cause blemishes and acne breakouts.

7.  Lower Your Stress Levels

This will be unique for each person, but everyone should discover the best way to lower their stress levels.  This can be done through deep breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise or even sleep.  I prefer a combination of meditation and deep breathing to keep my stress levels low. If I find myself starting to feel anxious or stressed I immediately begin deep breathing which instantly changes my physiology.  If I continue to deep breath and meditate eventually I reach a state of total ease and relaxation and stress just seems to disappear.

I hope you enjoyed reading 7 Simple Tips to Get Clear and Radiant Skin.  As you can see from our list, we believe that what happens on the inside of your body has the biggest effect on how your skin looks.  Most skin issues must be fixed through dietary and lifestyle changes and not expensive topical creams.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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As a Certified Health Coach from Integrative Nutrition, I have combined my love for cooking, with my knowledge of healthy ingredients and recipes for specific dietary types.

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