No matter how confident you feel about yourself, clear and healthy looking skin will give you one extra thing which will help you be successful and happy.
If you are trying to improve some skin imperfections with creams and lotions, change your whole approach. You should concentrate on your inside because healthy body results in the healthy-looking and clear skin.
A balanced diet, rich in plants and healthy grains, will provide your body with the ingredients it needs to be healthy. We all know that health comes through the mouth, but you have probably overlooked this one ingredient which is preventing your skin to glow.
Even if you take proper care of your skin with hydration, high-quality nutrition and cleansing, skin problems may appear. If you eliminate this one ingredient, you will get rid of some of these common skin problems:
- Acne or pimples
- Uneven pigmentation
- Dark undereye circles
- Broken blood vessels
- Patchy redness
- Dryness & flaking.
Eating refined sugar will cause your body to use a process called glycation, in order to process the sugar. In the body, sugar attaches to proteins while being eliminated, which causes damages. Skin damages are a result of the sugar-protein molecules` attack on the elastin and collagen, which are the most important supporting structures beneath the surface of our skin.
Effects of this ingredient on the skin
Dr. T.L.Cleave has written in his book called “The saccharine disease: Conditions caused by the intake of refined carbohydrates such as sugar and white flour”, that refined sugar can cause skin diseases like eczema, acne or chronic boils. The doctor recommends avoiding sugar and suggests consumption of more raw or drier fruits or fresh juices.
According to Dr. Cleave, although honey is, in fact, a natural sugar, we should consume it in the same quantities as when we were hunters, in the past. In those times, honey was very difficult to get, resulting in frequent bites, which is why our ancestors consumed it only every couple of months, even less during the winter.
The best way to eliminate this one ingredient
Some will say that sudden and complete removal of refined carbohydrates from our diet is the best way to get some results. But the problem is that refined sugar causes some form of addiction, and if you remove it completely from your diet, it will cause cravings and withdrawal symptoms, the same way drugs do.
If you are addicted to refined sugar, the withdrawal will get you angry. So the best thing to do is to replace the sugar with honey during the first week. Keep reducing the amounts of honey you put in your daily sweet meals until you manage to eliminate it completely. This means you are now free of added sugars. After a while check your skin and see how clear it looks once you`ve eliminated processed sugar.
Other ingredients can also help you clear the skin
For your skin care, you should look for some raw and natural ingredients, the ones that Cleopatra would have used in her beauty routine. You can find them in your kitchen:
- Yogurt: use it as a mask to remove dead skin cells
- Raw honey: it can be used for treating blemishes and as a moisturizer; it will leave your skin soft and tighter, without drying it.
- Raw brown sugar: according to researchers, a non-sugar ingredient from brown sugar can help in the prevention of wrinkles, making the skin thick and elastic.
- Kaolin clay: clay in the form of the mask will help draw out oil and dirt that`s clogging the pores.
- Aloe Vera gel: it hydrates the skin, helps clear blemishes and reduces wrinkles.
- Rose water: this non-clogging moisturizer will balance the pH value of the skin and provide it with antioxidants.
Face scrub recipe for cleansing the skin:
3 tbsp. of cornmeal
3 tbsp. of sea salt
3 tbsp. of olive oil
2 drops of lavender essential oil
4 tbsp. of ground coffee (fresh, if possible)