The 8-week Healthy Skin Diet by nutritionist Karen Fischer is a pretty interesting read. I’ve always focused on diet with respect to weight loss but this book offers nutrition suggestions for improving your skin.
After explaining the make up of skin she lays out eight guidelines for healthy skin, from restoring your pH balance to making the case for beauty sleep. The most interesting/disturbing part dealt with selecting safe and effective beauty aids.
Did you know some skin products contain formaldehyde?! And there are many more ingredients and additives in creams, cleansers and fragrances that manufacturers use for cost savings but they are actually terrible for your skin. She spells out each ingredient and why it causes problems for various skin types. She also names the best ingredients for your skin.
The diet itself starts with a 3-day alkalizing cleanse, but is not a typical “cleanse” in that the goal is not to purge the bowels or involve excessive diet restrictions, rather it is designed to restore proper pH levels. It primarily consists of healthy salads and a green drink. (The recipes are included in the book.) It is followed by a diet comprised of many anti-inflamatory foods, whole grains, good fats and lean proteins. Some of the main ingredients you will find include oily fish for their omega-3, dark green leafy vegetables, avocado, apple cider vinegar, lemons and turmeric.
The book contains over 100 recipes and special sections are dedicated to alleviating specialized skin conditions such as acne, cellulite, cradle cap, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
If you are trying to improve the look and feel of your skin, this might be the right book for you.
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