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February 4, 2017

Beauty Foodie: Eat (and Drink) Your Way to Better Skin

natural acne remedies

Hey Mer-babes! I am all about that clear and healthy skin, and I truly believe "you are what you eat". Everybody and their momma claims they have the perfect diet to clear up acne, or that you need to cut gluten, dairy, blah blah blah.  I am not here to tell you what not to eat because I nor anyone else should pretend to have that kind of authority over someone, but I am here to share some of my favorites foods and supplements to add to your diet.  Who doesn't want an excuse to add things to their diet? Literally no one.
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That being said none of these items are magically going to change your skin overnight, I have learned that the hard way with many, many tears.  Instead they all have amazing benefits that are about as close to magic as I can find.  I promise when I find the magic ingredient to instantly get rid of acne you babes are the first ones to know.

Maca Powder




Maca root is shown to naturally balance hormones which can be helpful for treating acne that is caused by hormonal imbalance.  Maca is also an adaptogenic herb which helps to balance and heal the body based on an individuals needs.  Adaptogens are known for regulating your adrenaline system which can better manage your bodies reaction to stress, another common cause of acne.  Maca root is also known to boost energy and combat fatigue.

I have been adding maca powder to my daily smoothie and never want a smoothie without it.  I didn't expect maca powder to have a taste but it adds a brown sugar-like sweetness to the smoothie and it is beyond delicious.  Highly recommend it for the taste alone but also for all the amazing benefits, DUH.


Chlorophyll 


You babes should all know what chlorophyll is,  hello biology class.  You probably don't know that amazing health benefits and the wonders it can do for your skin.  Chlorophyll boosts red bloods cell count and oxygen levels within blood, which then increases the oxygen being delivers to cells including the skin.  It also is high in antioxidants, when combined with the oxygenating powers combine to give you your best glow yet.  Chlorophyll also has anti-bacterial properties that can speed up the healing process of pimples.

I take mine in the morning and at night in a capsule but many people take their chlorophyll in liquid form.  Not only is it good for your skin but it is also known to reduce body odor and bad breath, and is one of the best natural deodorants out there.



Collagen


I'm really having a collagen moment lately.   I talk a lot about the amazing benefits of collagen for your skin in an earlier post so I don't want to spend too much time on it.  Collagen promotes healthy skin by improving elasticity and restoring skins natural moisture which is vital this time of year.

It is never too early to begin an anti-aging routine and collagen is a great way to start.  I eat it in chew form, I don't really eat candy so these are the ultimate treat for me, and I drink it in the my smoothies in powder form.



Tulsi



Tulsi is an herb found in India that has amazing healing powers, it is another adaptogenic herb like maca and it has all the same amazing benefits.   Tulsi is known to tighten pores, prevent inflammation, lighten scars and marks, and prevent pimples by removing toxins from the blood.

I drink my tulsi in tea form and its lovely.  It has a little peppermint flavor, a hint of licorice and is caffeine free making it the perfect cup of tea for before bed.









What are your favorite beauty foods? Let me know in the comments below!

xo
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  1. Ok I never knew you could eat Collagen heh. But that's such a great idea! Great tips here and I want to try some of these!

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