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Three Clear Skin Foods You Should be Eating in 2013

When you feel healthy on the inside your skin reflects it on the outside! It can also be said that what you put into your body can affect how you look on the outside, so it’s very important to feed your body well! All the acne medicine in the world may not solve blemish problems unless you’re working on your diet as well.

We often focus on what we shouldn’t be eating to prevent blemishes… but it’s what we’re not eating that could be the key to clear skin. If you’re lacking essentials like zinc, carotenoids, and fiber you could be depriving your body of what it needs to keep your skin clear!

Try these foods high in zinc: pumpkin seeds, almonds, chickpeas, oysters, beef and baked beans. Zinc reduces inflammation, shrinking bumps while it slows sebum production. This combo reduces oily shine and prevents clogged pores. While vitamins and supplements are a good option to get in your daily zinc requirements, nothing beats nutrition from its natural source. Toss back a handful of almonds or pumpkin seeds daily to see gradual improvements in your skin.

Carotenoids which turn into vitamin A in your body, attack blemishes in three ways; they reduce inflammation, encourage cell turnover and strengthen your skins immunities to bacteria. Munch on mangos, cantaloupe, carrots, spinach and sweet potatoes to soak up the benefits of carotenoids and see improvements. The key is to stick with fresh varieties of these foods to boost the benefits they give your skin.

Finally, add fiber! Switch out white for wheat, and cut processed, unhealthy carbs. Refined carbohydrates trigger he body to respond by producing more insulin which, in turn triggers hormone changes in your body which increase oil production and cell multiplication. This combo, in short can lead to clogged pores and unsightly blemishes. By consuming fewer processed grains and more unrefined carbs your body takes more time to digest and absorb the calories keeping blood sugar steady preventing a whole slew of skin problems. Stick to brown rice and whole grain bread products; it also doesn’t hurt to add a fiber supplement to your daily routine.

To jump start your routine to clear skin, consider a Murad facial with us, and with these simple changes in your diet you could glow for 2013! For more information, visit http://www.massageenvy.com.

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Foods for Flawless Skin

Unless you are miraculously blessed with perfect skin, we all have to factor skincare into our daily lives. While daily cleansing and the occasional facial are paramount in the battle for perfect skin we often times forget that we can improve our skin from the inside as well. There are super foods out there that you can implement into your everyday diet that will help get you that radiant glowing skin we all long for.

Mangoes are a great “face food”. They hold more than 80% of the daily requirements of vitamin A, which helps to maintain and repair skin cells. Mangoes are also rich in antioxidants, which fight free radical damage that can prematurely age the skin. 

Avocados are not only yummy but very beneficial for your skin, too! They are abundant in essential oils and B-complex vitamins that help to nourish your skin inside and out. If you’re not an avocado-lover you can still reap the benefits by creating an avocado face mask to help solve dry skin problems instantly!

Almonds are another food great for skin. You can find 150% of your daily vitamin E needs inside these nuts.

Baked potatoes – sorry, not the fried ones, are also good for your skin. Eating one baked potato with the skin will give you 75% of what your daily copper intake should be. Copper works with vitamin C and zinc to produce the elastin fibers that support skin structure.

 Always remember that anything rich in omega 3’s and biotin will do wonders for your skin. Keeping a regular skin care regiment and staying hydrated will also keep your skin glowing!

 Try some of these yummy fun recipes for stunning skin! http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/psoriasis/tips/7_recipes_for_stunning_skin.aspx