The Best Acne Supplements for Clear, Flawless Skin

The Best Acne Supplements for Clear, Flawless Skin

I am frequently asked if there are any pills or supplements that can assist with getting rid of acne or helping your skin become glowing and flawlessness. In short, the answer is yes. A study published in July 2013 by The University of Afyon Kocatepe in Turkey reported a correlation between acne and low serum (blood) levels of vitamin A, vitamin E, and zinc.¹ Fascinating, right? Furthermore, there are several studies (including this really awesome one) linking oxidative stress to acne, which means that counteracting oxidation (via antioxidants) would be part of the logical course of treatment. Inflammation and oxidative stress are the beginning of the acne cycle, so if we eliminate those, we break the cycle and thus eliminate acne. FIRST, MAKE NO MISTAKE – YOUR FOOD MATTERS. I’m not going to willy-nilly recommend supplements without first reminding you of this important fact. Your food matters. Cheetos and bagels do not create healthy tissues. You can take all the supplements you want, but if you’re chowing down on fast food and ice cream several times per week, your skin (and most importantly, your internal organs) are not going to be healthy. This is not about becoming a strict, stressed out food nut. This is about making wise choices that will nourish and support you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Since you want clear skin, strictly avoid the following for the next 4-6 weeks (you can always sneak them in later and enjoy once in a while if you feel like it): Gluten. This means bread, bagels, pastries, cereals, and other processed foods that use wheat or gluten. Wheat and...

Get a Healthy Tan Glow with…Food

I thought I would share this fun tidbit with you guys, which is the result of new research by Dr. Ian Stephen and his team at the University of Nottingham. Get this… The study found that people who ate a lot of fruit and vegetables per day have a more golden skin tone, due to the carotenoids in the food. Carotenoids are antioxidants that are responsible for the red, orange, green, and yellow coloring in fruit and vegetables. “We found that, given the choice between skin colour caused by suntan and skin colour caused by carotenoids, people preferred the carotenoid skin colour, so if you want a healthier and more attractive skin colour, you are better off eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables than lying in the sun.” said Dr. Stephen. Fascinating, isn’t it? Dr. Stephen also said that the findings are important because evolution would favor individuals who mate with healthier individuals. This is especially good news if you want a little color and do not want to tan – especially since tanning leads to premature aging (leathery texture, dark spots, wrinkles, etc.). {HOW MUCH & HOW LONG} Dr. Stephen had participants consume five extra portions of fruit and vegetables every day for two months. The result was a more red and yellow pigmentation in the skin, which lends the tan glow that generally make us healthy-looking (and therefore “more attractive”) to other humans. {SOURCES OF CAROTENOIDS} days during which time I have listed some excellent, acne-safe sources of carotenoids below. There are more choices, but some are not friendly to acne-prone skin (such...

Grow Your Hair Longer & Thicker

online payday loans direct lenders no credit checkwww.lulufashioncoach.com/scripts/ This is a favorite topic of mine because I have fine hair that is naturally curly, and I’ve always been interested in making my hair longer and thicker. This is all the information I have gathered for the last several years. I also just discovered an awesome YouTube channel yesterday called YouTips4U, with some great information on growing and caring for long hair, so definitely check her out when you get a chance. Here’s the YouTube video if you want to watch: {A LITTLE FACT} Everyone’s hair is different, and the following tips will simply help you to maximize your hair growth potential. The average hair growth per month is 1/2″ though some people may grow 3/4″ or 1″ per month. Don’t stress if your hair grows the average of 1/2″ — this is genetically predetermined, but you can do a lot to prevent breakage and stimulate healthy, thicker hair growth. {TIP #1} Get your protein. Your hair keratin grows from the inside out, so your protein and overall nutrition intake is of utmost importance. After much trial and error with my diet, I discovered that without a doubt, including some grass-fed animal products gives me thicker, healthier, shinier hair. On the other hand, I have one friend in particular that was completely vegan for several years and still grew a thick mop of hair. Pay attention to your individual needs — one size does not fit all! I compiled the following list of protein-rich foods for you (I purposely excluded protein-rich foods that are unfriendly to our hormones, weight, and...