As regular readers of this blog will know, I firmly believe in skin care from the inside out. So when I went to a book called & # 39; The Healthy Skin Diet & # 39; came across, I had to give it a reading.
The Australian nutritionist Karen Fischer offers great advice and practical tips for skin diseases such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea.
Karen's background as a skin health specialist has enabled her to set up her 8-week plan for "healthy skin".
Packed with nutrient-rich recipes based on fruit and vegetables, this recommended diet can be tailored to the individual needs of your skin.
For example, I suffer from combination skin and can occasionally experience a strange outbreak at this time of year when my skin is struggling with extreme weather changes.
In this sense, I mainly tried the "Spot Free Skin" juice (sounds like a potion, doesn't it?), Which is actually quite tasty despite carbonic acid!
Spot-free skin juice
For 2 people
1 pear (leave skin on)
2 apples (leave skin on)
½ cup fresh beetroot
4 medium carrots
½ cup of cabbage
pinch of fresh lemon
Juice pear, apples, beetroot, carrots and cabbage in a juicing machine. Add lemon before serving. Consume within 8 hours.
Pears and cabbage are good sources of vitamin C (promotes collagen production) and both have anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe and control skin prone to blemishes.
Apples and beetroot have become strong sources of antioxidants and are therefore ideal for protecting the skin naturally.
I will try out the recipes a little longer and report on all major skin benefits.
Do you have any recipes or diet tricks that your skin swears by? If so, share!