Our skin is a definite reflection of how healthy our body is. If we are full of toxins and/or stressed out it will visibly show on our skin, especially our face. We will desperately search for topical products like creams and moisturizers to improve our skin and overall appearance. Very often this will do little if anything at all to make our skin look vibrant and healthy.
Diet is one of the most important factors in improving our whole body, not just our skin. I had to opportunity to read The 8-Week Healthy Skin Diet book to gather tips and techniques, guidelines and instructions on how to get my skin looking healthy. It’s a fabulous flexible program that anyone can maintain and is valuable for all ages.
Wrinkles, sagging skin, and cellulite are problems we battle every day. Many also have to deal with skin conditions like acne and psoriasis. What does this mean? It means our body is trying to tell us something is awry inside our bodies. Is there a way to improve these conditions? Yes, but it takes a combination of several things to get our skin rejuvenated.
Our skin cells rejuvenate all the time. It’s been said that we have a whole new body every year. So if that is the case then why do we still have issues with our skin? If our bodies are burdened with toxins, they will make their way out of our bodies through our skin. So, getting on a good detox program and eating food that encourages detox is very important.
The biggest factor is our diet. If you eat junk food and devalued food you will not be supplying enough vital nutrients our skin and bodies need to thrive. This book contains over 100 recipes that will promote and support gorgeous skin. They are also delicious and easy to make. There are plenty of recipes for meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans. I really love the Tropical Vegetarian Stir Fry, Fruit Salad with Flax Seed and the Roasted Sweet Potato Salad. There are several smoothie and juice recipes with specific uses. All the recipes are designed to add nourishment and give relief to our skin.
The book also gives us a list of 12 ingredients you need in your home for healthy skin. A few of these ingredients are Apple Cider Vinegar, Avocado, and Buckwheat. Each of the 12 has priceless benefits for our how body. Included also is a 14-day Healthy Menu & Activity Plan that you can follow so it takes all the guesswork out.
Another step to ensure healthy skin is taking the right supplements. Vitamin C and Omega 3 essential fatty acids are some of the key supplements our skin needs. The book has many questionnaires that will help you uncover if you have any deficiencies.
There is a whole section on an Acne Management program that’s quite useful. Exercise and sweating cannot be left out of the equation. Having a balanced life and long-term health requires giving our bodies the sunlight and exercise it needs.
I gleaned copious health information from this book and have incorporated many of them into my daily activities. Getting healthy skin is a process and cannot be expected in a week or two. It requires consistent effort and dedication but it doesn’t have to be a bore. The 8 Week Healthy Skin diet will may it feel effortless and you’ll start to notice little things changing in on your skin. It’s great for people who do not have any skin issues as it promotes overall health. I would definitely recommend this book.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review only. The opinions and views expressed here are my own, yours may differ.