Can You Really Eat Your Way to Clear Skin?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is that there are many factors to achieving a dewy glow, and although diet can certainly help, if there are other imbalances in your body, like say hormone imbalances or illness, you might see acne pop up with even the best diet.

That being said, the two main factors to clear skin involve diet and digestion. We break down both of these below.

Diet:

People are often talking about the benefits of eating an organic, plant based diet. This particularly matters when it comes to clear skin. Vitamins and minerals don’t just do a body good, but they can completely revamp your complexion.

Another key factor is hydration. The importance of drinking enough water cannot be stated enough. If our body is dehydrated, so is our skin, resulting in a dull, dry complexion. A lot of people struggle with getting enough water in, so if that’s you, try one of these helpful tips or start drinking our morning tonic to spice it up.

Below is a list of some of the best foods and vitamins to eat for your skin:

Oily fish- Salmon and Tuna are rich in biotin which is amazing for skin

Chia seeds- Hello omega-3’s!

Almonds + Sunflower Seeds- Rich in Vitamin E

Oranges- Rich in Vitamin C

Leafy Greens- Rich in Vitamin A

Complex Carbs- Lowers Inflammation

Lentils- Detoxifying and high in Zinc

Cacao- Lowers inflammation

For more information read this article.

Digestion:

Our bodies are tricky to keep in balance, but the most important function that needs to be working properly for great health, a great immune system, and in turn lovely skin, is our digestion. It doesn’t matter what you’re eating if your digestion isn’t processing it correctly. Everyone’s body works a little differently, so finding out how to make your digestion run as smoothly as possible will vary for each person. To learn more about the importance of good digestion, read this article.

Here are some tried and true tips to help keep yourself on track, no matter the person:

  • Probiotic foods and a high quality probiotic supplement.

  • Drink enough water.

  • Fiber, fiber fiber. Many of the foods in the above list are high in fiber.

  • Chew your food thoroughly.

  • Exercise or move everyday.

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