More Healthy Foods for Your Skin

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Last week we talked about healthy foods that nourish your skin but there are a few more that you can enjoy, that will give you healthy natural looking skin. You are what you eat and adding healthy foods on the inside along with an all-natural skin care line on the outside, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, you are sure to look and feel younger.

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There is research to suggest that easing up on dairy products may help relieve acne symptoms. Try swapping out your cow’s mile for almond or oat milk. Both of these are high in fiber, free from lactose and high in folic acid and vitamin E that help to support healthy looking skin.

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Tofu is a wonderful way to increase your protein. The soy bean product is an excellent source of calcium, vegetable protein, and unsaturated fats that can help if you are suffering from eczema of psoriasis. Try adding it to a stir-fry or sprinkle it over your salad.

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Swap out white rice and flour with whole grains and brown rice. Adding a single portion a day will provide your body and your skin with protein, magnesium, and B vitamins. Brown rice can also regulate your blood sugar, increase your energy levels, and improve your skin tone.

Beans, lentils, and peas, known as legumes contain vitamins and minerals and are loaded with fiber, which help the digestion process assisting in detoxification. Detoxing on a regular basis can help clear your skin giving you that healthy glow that you get when you use an all-natural skin care line like SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

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Avocados are an excellent source of vitamin and vitamin E and because this green fruit also contains oil, it can help stimulate collagen production that can help improve the texture and tone of your skin. Try including avocados in your diet and you will notice a reduction in skin inflammation and smoother softer skin.

Most people know how great garlic is for the body, but it is also excellent for your skin. Each garlic clove contains allicin that will react with the blood that will kill off viruses and bacteria, including acne and skin infections. Loaded with powerful antioxidants it is one of the best things that you can do for your body and your skin. To get the most from garlic, eat it raw and add it to your salad or meal just before serving.

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Alfalfa sprouts are loaded with skin clearing nutrients such as folic acid, calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorous, silicon, potassium, zinc and sodium along with vitamins A, B, B complex, C, E and of course, K. Why would you need to take additional vitamin supplements?

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There are dozens of foods that help clear your skin and when enjoyed with a regular skin care regimen like SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, you will begin to love the way you look.

Water is an Essential Part of a Healthy Skin Care Routine

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If you have been following our blog, you will know that we are going to spend the first month of spring talking about feeding your skin on the inside.

Water is imperative if you want your skin to have a smooth, healthy glow. Using all natural skincare products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is a good way to start, but if you are not nourishing your skin properly, you could be dehydrating your skin.

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Your body needs water as it provides essential nutrients to your skin. Every day you lose large amounts of water through breathing, exercise, elimination, aging, high altitude and skin evaporation. If your water intake isn’t keeping up with your output, dehydration will set in.

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When you drink water, it helps to balance the fluids in your body. Sixty percent of your body is composed of water. Absorption, digestion, nutrient transport, circulation and body temperature all need water in order to function properly. If your body is not getting enough fluids your brain triggers its thirst mechanism giving you clues that you are on the verge of dehydration.

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Drinking water can also help you lose weight as it makes you feel full. Although it is not a magic bullet, water will help your daily calorie intake. Try to consumer water laden vegetables and fruit, beans and soups that are broth-based.

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When you exercise, your body needs water to replace fluids that are lost when you sweat. It is vital that you maintain a balance of electrolytes and fluids in order to help with muscle fatigue.

Water provides a protective barrier for your skin helping to prevent fluid loss, but without a healthy skin care routine, hydrating with water will not make those fine lines and wrinkles disappear. The all-natural skin care line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE will help your skin lock in the moisture.

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Water helps your kidneys transport waste, cleansing your body of dangerous toxins as long as you provide it with enough water. When you drink water, your kidneys do not have to work as hard.

Water is an essential part of a healthy skin care routine and can improve the look and feel of your skin. Drink up and include the all-natural family skin care line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE and you will be well on your way to younger looking skin.