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The Secret to Sweet, Glowing Skin

Updated on December 27, 2017
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Sheila is a kids' author who learned heaps as a wellness coordinator. She loves to share healthy tidbits with her readers.

Healthy, glowing skin is greatly treasured.
Healthy, glowing skin is greatly treasured.

All through the winter, you dream of the sizzling summer season, when the sun, delicately reveals the radiant beauty of your supple skin and gives you a healthy glow. You imagine the time when you’re able to take off your heavy coat with winter scarf and hat when looking out your frosted window that depicts wintry weather filled with cold icicles on the trees and soft snow on the ground.

You delight in wearing light clothing, shorter skirts if you’re female and short-sleeve shirts with tank tops during the hot summer months. You long for the warm feel of the sun and a refreshing breeze on your skin and want a glowing complexion that indicates thriving health, a way off from a pale washed out winter complexion.

Your Skin Can Be Clogged with Dead Cells

You may not think of your skin as an organ like your heart and lungs; nevertheless, it's considered the largest organ in your body. It’s a cleansing organ that serves as a protective covering with pleasant characteristics that help to define your unique features. Your skin will excrete about a pound of bodily waste and toxins through your sweat glands. It sheds dry skin layers, in addition, to regulate your body temperature.

When your skin pores become clogged with dead cells your skin loses its capacity to eliminate the daily toxic buildup, such as uric acid and elasticity. The detoxifying load falls upon your delicate kidneys, and your liver to eliminate this increasing load of toxins that can cause them to become overworked. This causes a slowing down of your cell regeneration process and oxidation of all your precious cells.

Your Body Breathes Through Your Skin. You Need to Drink Water and Must Eat Healthy Fruits and Veggies for Vibrant Tight Skin

Did you know your body also breathes through your skin by absorbing oxygen and exhaling the carbon dioxide that forms in your tissues? When your skin is healthy, it can aid your body to function properly and helps prevent premature aging.

When your skin is dry, itchy or easily irritated, there is a fair chance you need to eat more foods with essential fatty acids in your diet to plumb up the fat content of your skin to make it turn into smooth, soft skin. Drink more water and eat foods containing specific skin care vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A, and all the B vitamins.

Your skin will look radiant when you regularly eat foods that contain flax-seed, walnuts, and sunflower oils. You must also eat less of deep-fried, fatty foods that contain Trans Fatty-Acids, which promote free-radical damage to your underlying skin tissue.

What Your Skin Craves Most

It’s more efficient to obtain needed vitamins in authentic foods. Natural and nutrient dense foods provide the best nutrition for your skin. Contrary to synthetic vitamins that will overtax your liver and kidneys with mega doses of vitamins that require heaps of processing to leave your body. Man-made vitamins make the color of your urine dark, yellow or orange. This is a signal you are overworking your organs, a sure thing which eventually leads to a mechanical breakdown of your bodily systems and skin cells.

The vitamin C content in leafy vegetables and fruits such as kiwi, strawberries and fresh-squeezed orange juice naturally feed the collagen of your skin. Collagen is the elastic cement that holds the cells of your body together and keeps your skin-tight, free from wrinkles and flabby skin. You must ultimately get vitamin C from fruits and vegetables because your body does not know how to synthesize this most powerful vitamin. You will know when you are lacking in vitamin C, because, your gums will tend to bleed when you floss and brush your teeth, and then the collagen in your skin will start to break down and lose its elasticity and become lifeless and also begin to sag.

You must moisturize your skin to achieve a healthy glow.
You must moisturize your skin to achieve a healthy glow. | Source

Eat Healthy Foods to Nourish Your Skin from the Inside

Vitamin A is easily assimilated when you eat carrots, sea vegetables, mangoes, dried apricots, collard greens and many other fruits and vegetables. Vitamin A aids, to maintain smooth, soft skin and helps in the growth and repair of your body tissues. So do the B vitamins they all benefit the health of your skin. B vitamins naturally occur in nutritional yeast, whole grains, raw nuts, green leafy vegetables, beans and sunflower seeds, including a delicacy of fermented soybeans or Miso is eaten wholeheartedly in Japanese cuisines. These foods will help your skin to retain its youthful appearance.

Eating health foods nourishes your skin from the inside. To nourish your skin from the inside it is necessary to exercise to sweat and to dry brush your skin and use an uncommonly mild soap that does not have a tendency to dry out your skin by washing away your skin's surface oils. Using a dry brush made of natural bristles before bathing stimulates your skin, aids in detoxification and helps to keep unclog your skin pores keeping your skin healthy.

Quick Tips to Improving Your Skin Tone

Improving your skin tone is a simple matter once you are mindful of a few things. You must take your diet into a grand consideration. You are a mirror's reflection of what you eat! How you take care of your skin shows either a glowing radiance or a dull drably undertone.

Besides, gently washing and exfoliating there are intelligent choices you can make to improve your skin tone in diet and choice of skin lotion. Following these tips is not hard at all! Your skin will greatly thank you with a healthy shining radiance.

  • Eat an avocado a day
  • Juice carrot juice in the afternoon
  • Eat sprouted beans
  • Take Milk Thistle with your dinner
  • Drink Mint Tea to aid digestion
  • Eat heaps of ginger or drink Ginger Tea
  • Eat Aloe Vera
  • Apply Aloe Vera to your skin
  • Cook with Turmeric
  • Eat sardines three to four times a week
  • Simply drink a blend of fresh green leafy vegetables with filtered water
  • Eat brown rice
  • Apply sesame oil or extra virgin coconut oil once a day on your skin for softness
  • Take an Epsom Salt bath to relax and detoxify
  • Scrape your tongue with a spoon every day to get rid of bacteria in your mouth
  • Eat your proteins with steamed vegetables
  • And eat your starches with fresh vegetables, don't eat proteins and starches together
  • Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of filtered water every day
  • Don't eat acid fruits and sweet fruits together
  • Chew your food twenty to thirty times before swallowing

Skin Can Improve! You Can Get Rid of Acne, Moles and Warts.

Lightly Scrub Your Skin When Cleaning It

By eating whole foods, exercising, and gently cleaning your skin every day, you'll be able to achieve a glowing complexion that will automatically raise your self-esteem. It'll keep your body functioning at a peak efficiency detoxifying and repairing your body’s tissues, and you won't ever develop a nasty mole or skin tag. If you do develop one for whatever reason, after doing the things listed in this hub, don't feel ashamed to have a local dermatologist cut them off, if you can't.

Zap a Mole, Wart or Skin Tag

When you're plagued with unsightly moles, warts, and skin tags, you can safely remove the ugly lesions that make you feel conscious in the comfort of your home. Realize a doctor's approach to surgically remove these deep skin critters; perhaps, will leave you with a nasty scar on your face, neck or shoulders. Make sure these hideous creatures are gently zapped away with a laser, or dissolved with a cream of some sort or lemons or organic castor oil. Gently rum a slice of lemon on your wart, mole or skin tag or use castor oil instead at night.

A good doctor effectively will leave no traces or scars! The following top-notch product on the side is safely found to remove moles, warts and skin tags without leaving a residue.

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© 2010 Sheila Craan


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  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    8 years ago from Florida

    You are very welcome Sunchild! Our skin is a most prized possession, it is what how the world perceives us. It is important to nourish our skin from the inside out to look radiant on the outside.

  • sunchild28 profile image


    8 years ago from Nigeria

    can't wait to look very attractive as a result of a healthy skin, thanks.

  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    8 years ago from Florida

    Thank you Astra! I am awed you enjoyed this hub! Healthy skin does make us look more attractive. It is super important to keep our skin healthy.

  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    8 years ago from Florida

    Hello Tabie, for glowing skin exfoliate gently with an Aloe Vera soap, then apply either coconut oil or almond oil to your skin then pat off the extra oil with a wash cloth or tissue.

  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    8 years ago from Florida

    Thank you Donna! You may want to drench your skin with organic coconut oil. Coconut oil is a miracle oil that does wonders for all skin types.

  • Donna Janelle profile image

    Donna Janelle 

    8 years ago from Oklahoma

    This is a great article. I'm trying now to do everything I can to keep my skin healthy and young looking...I used to tan, and I'm concerned that it might have an adverse effect on my skin as I age.

  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    8 years ago from Florida

    The best way to care for your delicate skin Acaetnna is to care for it always from the time you are a teenager right up to adulthood. When your fifty you'll look like you are

    in you thirties.

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    8 years ago from Guildford

    A very informative article. It is so important to care for your skin. It ages so quickly doesn't it and the effect is irreversible!


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