I struggled with acne for years. I tried every lotion, potion, contraption and medication on the market, but it wasn't until I changed things from the inside out that I found a lasting difference. I know, it might seem too simple, but I really did heal my acne with diet. Below are my top 10 suggestions for how you can get super model skin without breaking the bank on fancy products or poisoning yourself by meddling with medications.
1. Drink tons of filtered water.
Regular consumption of water is the most cleansing thing you can do to flush toxins and waste out of your body. But try to avoid water in plastic bottles. The plastic seeps into the water and disrupts your estrogen levels. Instead, invest in a nice metal water bottle or a beautiful glass to keep on your desk that you can refill with a water filter. Your skin is your largest organ and needs adequate hydration to function efficiently.
2. Take omega-3 supplements.
Omega-3 supplements (best taken via fish oil) are a natural anti-inflammatory. They will reduce eruptions and puffiness on the surface of the skin. The anti-inflammatory properties will also de-stress your insides thereby promoting optimal function of all your internal organs. 5 Food Label Dealbreakers
3. Eat more raw foods.
Raw foods and juices do wonders for the complexion. The enzymes in living foods help the body promote new skin cells whereas "dead" foods (foods devoid of nutritional value, or foods with the majority of nutrients cooked out) slow down your body's production of new skin cells. Incorporate more fresh, raw foods into your diet for the next 30 days and you will absolutely see a difference. Health Benefits Are Sexy [VIDEO]
4. Avoid washing your face with too-hot water and harsh chemicals.
These will naturally irritate the skin and cause inflammation. Often acne is an allergic reaction to harsh chemicals in your (interior and exterior) environment. Be careful to use natural products, lukewarm water and pat dry your face with a clean towel. Only wash two times a day as cleaning it more often will just disrupt your skin’s natural balance and create more pimples. To see the toxicity levels of your skin care products visit http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/.
5. Avoid dairy.
There are a variety of reasons why dairy has a negative effect on skin. For starters conventional milk comes from cows that have been pumped full of hormones and antibiotics which then get into, and disrupt your system. The natural sugars in milk also throw off your insulin levels causing your skin to create excess sebum, which leads to acne flair ups. Dairy in general is an inflammatory and should be consumed sparingly, if at all by adults. Do Looks Matter?