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From the Inside Out: How to Get Glowing Skin Naturally

Updated on July 15, 2013

The beauty and skincare industry is a 160+ billion dollar industry. And although I have been one of the millions who have bought into the media hype I am becoming more proactive in learning how to take care of my skin from eating properly.

As a society we are encouraged to fix the symptom. In taking care of the symptom of the skin we continue be consumers who throw more money into the billion dollar pot. In doing this we are merely applying the next topical treatment to the outside.

Yes, there is profound wisdom in the idiom "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." It is only in working from the inside out, do we get glowing skin naturally.

This sounds so absurdly simplistic that most consumers merely walk away from such a statement. We are conditioned to think like the masses. Females specifically are targeted from a young age that their outward appearance is the most important attribute. So they feel as if they must participate in the global market of outward appearances and thereby neglect the inside.

This is one of the reasons why there are so many eating disorders among the female population. Eating disorders are also spreading into the male population at an alarming rate.

So let's pay attention. Garbage in garbage out. It is only as we take into account of what goes into our bodies that we begin to experience rejuvenation in the skin.

Looking for the right product? If there is a resounding yes to that question then I want you to rethink it and make a different choice. Decide to increase your daily intake of fresh produce. This will assist in attaining that glowing skin which comes naturally.

Fruit Basket

There are seven fruits that I encourage you to keep in your fruit basket. These fruits will assist your skin in having that natural glow.


It is high in antioxidants and has been shown to fight free radicals which damage the skin.


Nutrients that help cell structures to prevent oxygen damage.


Helps protect skin from sun damage.


This fruit has a high water content and hydration does have in important role in healthy skin. They are also high in fiber and fiber is important to digestion. When foods are properly digested this leads to good skin


An amazing fruit that offers a small amount source of protein. The protein aids in skin repair. An intake of 1 cup of this fruit provides about 10.2 grams of vitamin C which helps produce collagen in the skin (this gives your skin elasticity).


Another fruit high in vitamin C which is a storehouse of antioxidants. Great year around fruit.


Contains flavinoids and antioxidants to fight free radicals which damage skin. Aids in regularity also.


A good diet is very important to your skin. The proper intake of vegetables assists in keeping your skin healthy.

These are just a few of the vegetables I enjoy and keep as part of my diet.

Sweet Potatoes

Skin rejuvenation is increased because of the beta carotene assist in balancing PH. Much smoother and softer skin.


Studies believe to decrease redness and inflammation caused by the skin thereby reducing skin cancer risks.


High in vitamins A, C, E and K. Aids in clearing up acne.


High in protein, magnesium and fiber. Help in preventing signs of aging and skin damage.


Defends against free radicals and UV light because of its high content of beta and alpha-carotene.


Provides vitamin A which acts as an antioxidant which combat skin damage.


Phytonutrients and healthy fats keep the skin healthy.

Fruit and Vegetable Basket

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In conclusion, if you desire wellness and great skin make sure you include fruits and vegetables in your diet. Remember from the inside out gets glowing skin naturally.

This undertaking may not clear out all of your skincare products, however it will certainly decrease them. The aforementioned fruits and vegetables are some of my favorites. Begin your search for those that best fit you and your tastes.

Look forward to adding a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month. You will be pleased with the spectacular results of eating well.


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      Emmeline 3 years ago

      This was a great list! Thank goodness I always have a LOT of fruit in my house. I actually mix a lot of these into smoothies so I can get the benefit of them all. I mix it with natural yogurt. Although the list was great, I wish you'd included mangos. It has many great health benefits like clearing skin, fighting cancer, vitamin C and lots more. But loved it overall!

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      An interesting list of fruit for a glowing skin I enjoy all food mentioned.

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      wwolfs 5 years ago

      Nice hub. I agree that what you put inside your body makes a difference on how your skin will look. Useful information. Thank you for sharing!