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September 20, 2013

How To Get Healthy Skin From The Inside-Out



Guest Post: Beth Waters of Carrots Over Cake
The skin is the body's largest organ. It can also tell the world whether or not you are healthy. The condition of your skin is a reflection of your diet and lifestyle. Topical creams and gels can mask skin problems or aid in healing them. However, if you want smooth, supple, healthy skin you have to eat right, get regular exercise and adequate sleep. Blood is always coursing through the skin. If you have nutrient rich blood that does not contain a lot of toxins, it will make your skin clean and clear. On the other hand if you eat junk food or do not give your body the nutrition it needs to neutralize and eliminate toxins, you’re further damaging your skin.


Hydration 
For many people the condition of their skin is a direct reflection of the things they eat and drink. One of the first steps to having healthy skin from the inside out is to pay close attention to your diet. Drinking an adequate amount of water is a crucial step to attaining and maintaining healthy skin. Water contains a number of vital minerals and plays a very important role in flushing toxins out of the body. It is also involved in many of the other processes taking place throughout the body. Medical professionals recommend drinking 64 ounces of water each day. This will help to flush out the system and lead to healthy skin.



Eating Right 
The foods people eat play a vital role in their overall health and the health of their skin. To improve the health of your skin you must make sure to ingest the right combination of vitamins and minerals each day. The nutrients that are most important to healing the skin from the inside out include Vitamins C, E, A, K, and B complex. They are found in citrus fruits and vegetables like bell peppers, leafy greens, broccoli, and cauliflower and by ingesting asparagus, nuts, olives, seeds, spinach and vegetable oils.


Benefits of Vitamin B 
The B complex vitamins are crucial for healthy skin. The B vitamin biotin, in particular, is essential for skin health. Your body produces biotin and it's found in foods like bananas, eggs, oatmeal, and rice. Selenium, found in whole-grain cereals, seafood, garlic, and eggs, zinc, found in oysters, lean meat, and poultry and copper which helps produce the elastin that supports skin structure from the inside are also important. When these are present in your diet along with anti-oxidant rich foods like beans, nuts, berries, cherries, plums, flaxseed, herbs, spices, fish, poultry, Hyaluronic Acid and essential fatty acids they lead to healthy skin.


Sleep
 

In order for your body to process these nutrients and keep your skin smooth and younger-looking requires rest. The body works to heal itself while people are asleep. That is why it's vital to the skin health and overall good health for people to get between 6 and 8 hours sleep each night. Healthy skin does not just come from the outside, but is actually an association of what we put in and on our bodies. When you combine nutritious food with rest and exercise you will be rewarded with smooth, healthy skin.


Author Bio: Beth Waters is the mother of two children and has a passion for health and fitness. Her hobbies are searching for new recipes, trying new fitness fads, and writing. She writes for medical companies such as Liberty Medical as well as her blog at Carrots Over Cake. She enjoys sharing with bloggers her journey to living more healthily. Check out her website!


Are skin problems an issue you deal with from gluten or dairy? If so, what do you to do help improve your skin?

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