Posted by Teresa Marie on

Along with a consistent skincare routine (try Pura Organics if you're interested in starting a natural skincare regimen, diet and excercise has been proven to also help improve your skin's radiance. Much of the appearance of your skin comes from what’s going on inside your body. If you eat well, your skin will show it. Here are 3 diet tips for beautiful skin:

1. Stay Hydrated: 

This is a very common, yet important tip. Have you ever wondered why it's so common? It’s because hydration is one of the keys to gorgeous skin. Our bodies are over 60% water—and that supply needs constant replenishment.

It's very common to be dehydrated and not even know it (if you feel thirsty, your body is probably already dehydrated!). Most people recommend the 8x8 rule, drinking 8 glasses of 8 ounce glasses.

Try drinking a full 8 ounce glass immediately when you wake up and then again with every meal. I always carry around a reusable water bottle and drink as often as I can remember. A brand new glow and radiance will show on your skin within days.

2. Minimize Sugar and Dairy:

Both sugar and dairy can increase inflammation, which stresses your body and aggravates skin conditions such as acne and rashes. Sugar can also attach to collagen and create compounds that stress the skin.

But don’t think you have to ban these foods entirely or deprive yourself—just strive to minimize them where possible

3. Eat More Fat:

Healthy fats are good for you. There are lots of oils out there that have shown enormous health benefits for all the body’s systems—coconut oil is just the latest; walnut oil, hemp seed oil, and fish oil also provide amazing health benefits. But plain old high-quality olive oil might be the best for your skin.

Another healthy fat that I personally love are avocados. The avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. 

Just to Recap:

Good skin is more then just a consistent skincare routine, it's also about what you're putting inside of your body. 

When you eat certain unhealthy foods it shows in your skin and you don't feel as well. What do you eat to keep your skin healthy?