6 Beauty Foods for Clear Skin

Certain foods can affect the health of your skin. Give your body a skin detox by adding these six beauty foods for clear skin to your diet.


| September 2014



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Discover beauty tips and tricks as well as 50 of the best foods for healthy skin and hair in “The Beauty Detox Foods” by clinical nutritionist Kimberly Snyder.

Cover courtesy Harlequin

Get a glowing complexion and thick, shiny hair from just the foods you eat. In The Beauty Detox Foods (Harlequin, 2013), clinical nutritionist Kimberly Snyder offers beauty tips, tricks and recipes. In this excerpt, from chapter 4 “Beautiful Skin,” Snyder explains how to curb chronic acne with six nutrient-rich beauty foods for clear skin.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: The Beauty Detox Foods.

6 Beauty Foods for Clear Skin

Zit. Pimple. Blemish. Breakout. Whitehead. Blackhead. If you have ever suffered from acne, as I have, you’ll associate the experience with frustration, embarrassment and dread. Acne isn’t simply just a superficial issue; it can destroy confidence, which is an important quality of magnetic beauty.

While I am a big advocate of using the right skin-care products, many people use good products but still have chronic acne. You may be one of those people who have wondered why you can’t get your pesky acne to vanish. The Beauty Detox approach to acne addresses the root cause, which concerns blockages within the internal organs, specifically in the liver and colon.

The liver filters toxins and usually pushes the waste into the colon. But when these organs become overloaded with waste and toxins, the toxins have to be pushed out through the skin, another eliminative organ, creating those ugly pimples. Acne is an external symptom of a much deeper issue. World-renowned endoscopic surgeon Hiromi Shinya, who has performed more than 370,000 colonoscopies, points out, “No matter how good the food is, if you cannot excrete that food properly, it will rot and produce toxins in the intestine. Once it reaches this state, the balance of the intestinal bacterial flora will collapse in an instant. The reason you get pimples and rashes when you’re constipated is that toxins, which get produced in the intestine, cannot be sufficiently excreted from the intestine.”

Perhaps it seems strange to you that your intestines, deep within your body, affect the skin on your face. But all parts of your body are interconnected. If you want to eradicate acne, you have to eliminate the root cause by minimizing toxicity in your body and maintaining ongoing cleansing of your digestive tract through better dietary choices. Cooked fats, especially polyunsaturated vegetable oils and dense animal oils, dairy products, and processed and refined foods that contain chemicals and preservatives are extremely difficult for the body to digest. They end up creating toxic substances that overwhelm the liver and colon. Certain medications, as well as hormonal changes, may also contribute to acne.

aholden
2/26/2015 4:33:19 PM

Hello - I want to mention that I found a direct correlation between my consuming refined sugar and my acne. If I eat anything with refine sugar, within minutes I begin getting small whiteheads and sometimes cysts. It took me years to figure this out, I thought it was dairy, cheese and so on. Not until I switched to cane sugar did I notice a difference in my skin, then I'd have white sugar and the acne returned. If i want sweetener I use cane sugar or honey. Maybe this will help someone some day.


aholden
2/26/2015 4:33:00 PM

Hello - I want to mention that I found a direct correlation between my consuming refined sugar and my acne. If I eat anything with refine sugar, within minutes I begin getting small whiteheads and sometimes cysts. It took me years to figure this out, I thought it was dairy, cheese and so on. Not until I switched to cane sugar did I notice a difference in my skin, then I'd have white sugar and the acne returned. If i want sweetener I use cane sugar or honey. Maybe this will help someone some day.


grax.mccoar
9/16/2014 5:36:19 PM

. "Cooked fats, especially polyunsaturated vegetable oils and dense animal oils, dairy products, and processed and refined foods that contain chemicals and preservatives are extremely difficult for the body to digest. They end up creating toxic substances that overwhelm the liver and colon." I'd like to see some actual proof that these things other than preservatives, are 'extrmely difficult ... to digest". What toxic substances? How is the assessment made that the liver and colon are 'overwhelmed'?






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