In a previous post on Acne, Aging and Attitude, I mentioned the causes of acne. Now I would like to offer helpful suggestions to deal with the issue.
Dietary Changes for Healthy Skin
A good starting point for cleaning the interior of the body and preventing most incoming toxins is improving the diet. Eat as many living, organic foods as possible: fresh fruits and vegetables, such as celery, garlic, carrots, and spinach; freshly sprouted seeds; and whole grain products like millet and brown rice. Eliminate refined sugar and artificial sweeteners, white flour, salt, caffeine, and fried, greasy, fatty foods from the diet. Eating foods in their natural state as opposed to processed foods is a good idea, too.
Water is important so drink plenty, preferably distilled or very deep spring water with some freshly squeezed organic lemon juice. This is good for the liver, plus it has alkalinizing effects.
Vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B complex group are necessary in diets to maintain skin and hair health. The following information may help you to better understand the role that certain nutrients play in the overall health of the skin and the body.
Nutrients and Herbs for the Skin
The following can assist the body in cleansing the skin, blood, and the liver:
Niacinamide (a buffered form of the B vitamin niacin): helps promote growth. It participates in reactions that promote good circulation to cells that construct skin. This brings in fresh building material and carries away toxins.
Vitamin A: Important for the skin and for maintenance of the outer layer of all tissues and organs.
Zinc: Plays a fundamental role in normal tissue development, including cell division, protein synthesis and collagen formation.
Burdock Root: An all-around blood purifier. Helps cleanse the body of toxins; supports liver and gall bladder functions.
Try the above diet and nutrition suggestions and tell us how well they work for you.