Acne Diet Tips For Clear And Healthy Skin

Acne Diet Tips For Clear And Healthy Skin


Hey guys! This is Heather from HealthyEatingStartsHere.com.
Today I wanted to talk to you a little bit about acne diet tips which might seem a little
odd with all the ads about acne, it usually gets focus on the dirt and oil build up and
then selling you soaps, cleansers, medications but there’s actually a huge link between
what you eat and what shows up on your skin. Phil had, always had acne when he was growing
up. He was on some pretty strong medication from his doctor both creams and pills and
it never got any better until a few years ago when we start cleaning up our diet when
we shifted to vegetarian and then vegan diet. And his skin cleared up which was pretty miraculous
but now he wishes that he could go back to his teenage self and let him know what his
learn since then and so I thought I would share some of these tips with you guys because
they can really make a huge difference. Skin reactions in general are often a reaction
to something in your body and that could be an allergy, it could be a toxin, most likely
it’s just some specific trigger that causes a reaction for you. Some of the common are sugar, fatty foods
and caffeine. Now it could be a bigger underlying cause so something like a gland imbalance,
a digestive problem, a lymph blockage, something like that. Those are the type of things that are a little
bit harder to figure out and it was the reason why I set up my Health KickStart program which
you can check out if you like but I have some general tips for you for acne and first one
would be to do a cleanse. A three day detox can make a really big difference
and then after that you can add foods back in and see if you get any kind of reaction.
Three days might not be long enough to clear those toxins out of your system but it’s
at least long enough for you to kick a certain craving or addiction that maybe you have.
Three days can often show you that yeah you can survive without it. While you’re doing a detox, you definitely
want to make sure that you have enough water and enough fiber to push those toxins out
of your system. So that’s one reason why I usually recommend doing a green smoothie
cleanse as suppose to a juice fast or even a water fast. Those you need to have supervision
and make sure that you do it properly. Acne reactions are usually associated with
toxins that are building up in your liver so cleansing out your liver is a really good
idea and there are some certain foods that you can eat that will help your liver purge
those toxins and basically its bitter foods. They don’t taste so nice but bitter foods
are the ones that are going to help your liver release stuff. So beets are little bit bitter
but not so bad and there’s things like celery is quite bitter. Cruciferous vegetables that’s broccoli,
cauliflower, cabbage, kale, any of the bitter greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens,
stuff like that are gonna be really really helpful and you don’t have to eat entirely
bitter vegetables but getting more of them into your diet while your sorting this out
can really be helpful. Then there are those foods that are really
nourishing to your skin so it could be that your just missing a certain nutrient and two
of the most common are beta carotene which you can find in the yellow, orange type vegetables
as well as the green vegetables which ties comes in nicely with the bitter. So you’re looking at carrots, winter squash,
sweet potatoes, red peppers, yellow peppers, things like that are gonna be really high
in beta carotene as well as again the green leafy so kale, spinach, chard, all of those
things. Another really common nutrient for skin health
is essential fatty acids and I talk a little bit about those a little while ago on the
blog but again the richest source of omega 3 fatty acid which can really be important
for skin are ground flax seeds or chia seeds and then nuts and seeds in general, avocados,
those kinds of things are gonna be really important for you to get the healthy fats
that your skin needs to be healthy. So those are all good foods to add to help
purge toxins and get you healthy but there are also some foods that you want to be careful
to avoid and those would be some of the triggers that I mentioned earlier so sugar is a big
one and I’m talking about white sugar and even the unrefined sugars can be trigger so
try to stay clear of anything that’s really concentrated in the sugars. And then caffeine is another big trigger,
alcohol, spicy foods is a huge one so try to avoid anything that’s too too spicy and
bad fats so those would be refined oils, things like canola oils, sunflower oil and even olive
oil if it’s refined can be a trigger. Those fats have toxins in them that can trigger
reactions in your skin so try to stay clear of those, trans fat, again huge trigger and
just unhealthy in general so stay clear of those all of the time. But yeah so that can be another trigger and
then if you’re deficient in certain nutrients, I mentioned some foods that you can eat to
boost those nutrients but you can also look into supplements in the forms of pills. And those can really be really really helpful,
there’s one product that I like that’s called Daily Protector and the nutrients specifically
that you want to look for are the antioxidants vitamins so Vitamin A, C, E and the antioxidant
minerals, zinc and selenium. So I’ll post a link to that supplement that
I like, it has all five of those plus some herbs and some other antioxidant nutrients
that can be really really helpful and essential fatty acids supplements might be helpful as
well. I was mentioning that in terms of getting your skin healthy so that can be useful as
a supplement as well. So those are my general tips for acne diet
changes that you can make that will help clear up your skin. I would love to hear from you
guys as to your stories on issues that you have with acne and what work for you and what
hasn’t. I mentioned common triggers but it might be
different for you so if you have found something that when you cut it out you’ve notice a
drastic decrease in acne. I’m sure others would love to hear about that so leave a comment
and let everybody know. And you can always find more info about healthy
eating and nutrition in general over at my website which is HealthyEatingStartsHere.com.
So I will see you guys next time.