How I Cleared Up My Skin In 10 Easy Steps

Years ago, I started experiencing breakouts and was determined to heal myself naturally from the inside out. I completely cured myself and have never had any problems since. In addition to curing myself, I have helped dozens of women improve their complexions through these simple dietary-based recommendations.

1. Try an elimination diet.

Often we need to first cut out foods that are hard to digest. Therefore, doing an elimination diet is a very beneficial idea. Try cutting out gluten and dairy products for two weeks and see how you feel and look.

2. Stop eating refined sugar and limit healthy sugars.

Sugar not only depletes minerals and vitamins from our system, but it also ages us, can cause disease, depression, hormone imbalance, weight gain and yes acne.

3. Cut out all processed foods.

It’s completely unnatural (and next to impossible) for your body to successfully digest a food-like product that is man-made.

4. Start combining your foods properly.

Try to stop pairing starches and proteins together at meals for a start.

5. Detox your life with greens.

Dark, leafy ones. Detoxification is key to weight loss and healthy, glowing skin. Add in as many dark, leafy greens per day as possible.

6. Start eating for beauty.

Choose foods that are whole, natural and colorful so you are digesting lots of vitamins and minerals.

7. Add fermented foods.

Not everyone likes the flavor, but hopefully we can find something you do like. Try raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in salad dressing, or opt for sauerkraut and coconut yogurt. Getting that healthy bacteria into your gut it extremely healing for your skin.

8. Start drinking warm water with ½ the juice of fresh lemon first thing in the morning.

This will help you detox, support your immune system and help create digestive enzymes.

9. Stop drinking caffeinated beverages.

We need to take extra good care of our liver and this gets in the way of that process. We also need to take control of our hormones. Caffeine releases cortisol (stress hormone) into our system, which could be causing those breakouts.

10. Respect yourself.

Being kind to yourself can literally heal you physically from the inside out. From now on speak to yourself only in the same way you would to your best friend or child—aloud and to yourself.

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