By Staff Reports
(DGIwire) — The old adage, ‘you are what you eat’ cannot be truer than when it comes to common causes of acne or other skin blemishes. Often individuals who do not consume a healthy diet of proper critical vitamins and minerals will suffer from acne problems. To improve your skin and maintain healthy looking skin, actively work to follow these guidelines:
- Avoid Popular Misconceptions: Many individuals are under the misunderstanding that eating certain foods can cause or worsen their acne condition. The most popular food to blame for bad skin is undoubtedly chocolate. Chocolate lovers will take great pleasure in noting that no one specific type of food has been proven to cause or worsen acne in individuals. Still, you should enjoy chocolate sparingly, as your entire diet can affect the quality of your skin’s appearance.
- Banish Fats, Oils, and Sugars: Often times, consuming a diet high in fats, oils, and sugars can wreck havoc on an individual’s skin. Most people have experienced a breakout after binging on junk food or fast food—most of which is high in fat, sugar, carbohydrates, and oils. In order to stop breakouts associated with eating this unhealthy food, begin to replace these items in your diet with foods that are natural and healthy.
- Hydrate Your Body: Most individuals are not properly hydrated and their skin pays the price. Hydrated skin is fresh and glowing, so you should drink up eight-eight ounce glasses to experience these great effects! Also, drinking the proper amount of water on a daily basis will also benefit your overall sense of health. Avoid drinking sodas or sugary sports drinks, since the added sodium and sugar can be detrimental to your healthy lifestyle.
- Consider Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: Many individuals do not receive the properly daily-recommended dose of vitamins or minerals in their diet. For this reason, you should look into including supplements in your daily health regimen. Remember to consult your primary health care provider to ensure the dosage is proper and the medication will not negatively interact with your current prescriptions. Be sure to look for supplements that include Vitamin B, a necessary vitamin when it comes to the health of your skin.
- Try Organic and non-GMO Foods: When looking to change your diet for the better, take care in including fresh, wholesome foods free of added chemicals, preservatives, or potential toxins into your lifestyle. Structure your diet around fresh fruits and vegetables, most of which contain necessary vitamins that will positively affect your entire body. Also, you may want to avoid eating meat products high in fat, since fats can be quickly be stored in your system, lasting long after that greasy burger has been digested.
- Sleep & Rest: Clock out for the day and prioritize for a good night’s sleep. It is during the night that the body clears out waste from the cells. Not only does your skin and body rest when you’re sleeping but also when it repairs the damage that occurs during the day. As the doctor ordered, getting seven to eight hours of sleep will allow your body and mind to reboot—and remember, beauty sleep is essential for beautiful skin.
Remember, your body must be healthy before your skin can be healthy, so strive to eat a well balanced diet, and dedicate yourself to an active lifestyle in order to enjoy unblemished, smooth, and glowing skin.
Tom Griesel, co-author of TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust believes B vitamins are crucial in achieving beautiful skin: “Keep your diet loaded with nutrient dense foods like fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, beans, lean red meats, poultry, fish and whole grains. A combo of all these foods throughout the day will naturally provide the full range of the B vitamins we each need for optimum health with the kicker benefit of beautiful, glowing skin.”