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Eat Your Way To Healthy Skin

Everyone would love to have healthy and glowing skin! Unfortunately there are many things that can negatively affect the appearance of our skin. It is common to experience dry patches, wrinkles, acne blemishes, rosacea and uneven skin tone, but how do we combat these minor imperfections? Most skincare experts will say the cure to your skin problems lies in an expensive little bottle of skincare product, but this often isn’t true! It is very important to cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin, but without a proper diet your skin will still suffer. We’ve compiled a list of foods that you can eat or apply to the skin to improve its health and appearance!

Water

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It should come as no surprise that staying properly hydrated will greatly benefit the look and health of your skin. When you are dehydrated, your skin becomes dull and can create superficial dehydration lines, these are small non-permanent wrinkles that sit on the top layer of your skin. By drinking your recommended daily water intake, you increase blood flow to the skin. This results in a better production of elastin (Which keeps skin taut and wrinkle-free) and provides your skin with an inner glow. To find out how many ounces of water you should be drinking each day, refer to this water calculator: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/water_calculator.htm

Glowing Skin Salad

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This salad contains many Power Food ingredients that contribute to healthy and glowing skin! Seaweed contains high levels of B vitamins which have anti-inflammatory properties; this helps with reducing redness in the skin and minimizing swelling. Avocados contain anti-oxidants which help to repair free-radical damage from pollution and UV rays. Adding healthy Power Food ingredients to your diet will give your skin the nutrients it needs to produce collagen and elastin, helping your skin to appear healthy and young.

Glow Smoothie

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Smoothies are fantastic for keeping you hydrated and adding extra vitamins and minerals to your diet. This smoothie contains multiple Power Foods including kale,Coconut Water and Papaya. These ingredients contain high levels of Vitamins A and C. Vitamin C is a key nutrient in the production of collagen which gives our skin its firmness and strength, while Vitamin A is rich in carotenoids which helps our skin glow!

Natural Skin Scrub

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Many of the exfoliants that we use on our skin contain harmful ingredients such as parabans and emulsifiers. The wonderful thing about creating your own skin care products is knowing exactly what you are using on your skin. Exfoliants are an important part of skincare as they deep-cleanse your pores and promote blood circulation in the skin. Make you own by combining 1 cup of almonds, one orange peel and 1 cup of raw oatmeal flakes in a food processor. Gently rub the mixture in a circular motion on the skin and rinse with warm water.

By using these skin-care tips you will be on the road to healthy and glowing skin. Find these recipes and more skin-health advice in Power Foods 101. www.PowerFoods101.com

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