Authen-tip: Nutrition for Beautiful Skin

It doesn’t matter how many fancy cleansers or lotions you slather on your skin. If you aren’t paying attention to what you are putting in your mouth, no amount of astringent or face masks will zap your zits for good! If you want to clear up your skin, start by drinking plenty of water (at least 6-8 glasses everyday) to help flush the toxins out of your body. In addition to drinking water, it’s important to include fiber in your diet to help keep your intestinal tract regular. It’s been shown that people who suffer from constipation tend to have troubled skin and lots of breakouts. Try including fiber rich foods in your diet including apples, artichokes, grapfruits, whole-grains, and raw nuts. In addition to fiber, eat foods that are loaded with free-radical busting antioxidants such as blueberries, pomegranates, and sweet potatoes. Reduce foods that can clog your pores such as red meat, dairy, fried foods, and processed foods.

Be sure to check out this recipe for a fabulous Avocado Banana Mask!