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Clear Skin Is Just A Kitchen Away

Oct 16, 2007
If you watch late night television then you have probably seen many "miracle cures" and products that you see advertised on the infomercials on how to get clearer skin and relieve your acne. However, you do not have to spend big bucks on these acne treatment products, because a great way to get clear skin is just to go to your kitchen. Almost everything you need to clear up acne and have great looking skin is probably already there, in your refrigerator and pantry.

A great way to get clear skin is the increase the variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet. If you throw in some nuts and seeds then you are already on you way to fabulous looking skin. Whether you choose to make a tasty smoothie with ripe fruit or eat at least one salad per day, these are perfect options to clear up your skin. Throw some Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds on your salad as well because those contain selenium and zinc which work against the deficiencies of vitamins and minerals in your body that often causes acne.

The next way to clear up your acne is just as easy. You should drink plenty of water. You've most likely heard this mentioned hundreds of times before, but yet people still aren't realizing the complete benefit of plain old mineral water. By drinking at least eight 8 ounce glasses per day the skin becomes rehydrated and the dead skin cells are shed opening up your pores and clearing up your acne. Your skin will look fresher and cleaner then ever before and you can literally see your acne disappear in just a few short days after starting the water treatment.

The final way to clear up your skin is by adding what is called prebiotic foods to your diet. If you are currently on any antibiotics for your acne, then what you don't realize is that they are essentially destroying the bacteria in your digestive system which can not only lead to poor digestion and constipation, but it can actually delete your body of essential vitamins and minerals that are causing more acne because the toxins are being expelled from your skin instead of through waste. Therefore, you may look great for a little while but the acne will come back unless you replace the friendly bacteria with prebiotic foods such as honey, artichokes, bananas, and onions. It is easy to add any and all of these foods into your diet everyday so that you can effectively clear up your acne.

Acne is not enjoyable for anyone. However you do not have to live a life with acne if you just take the time to look into your refrigerator and pantry and add everyday foods to your diet. Not only will you start to feel better in no time, you will visibly notice your acne lessening the more of these foods into your body. Don't forget the water though - it is one of the most vital ways to reduce acne.
About the Author
Erin Carmody writes for Acne-Vitamins.com, your source for vitamin B5 skin care products and a free guide to acne vitamins. To learn more also drop by our Clear Skin Blog. http://www.acne-vitamins.com
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