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Why You Should Focus on Diet for Better Skin

By Genevieve Cunningham

Better skin is a top goal for many. The skin is one of the first things that others see. It's a huge part of our self-confidence. It's a part of who we are -- whether that's good or bad. But skin care is usually something that we avoid for years before we take it seriously. And in that time, we do damage that greatly affects the health and appearance of our skin. Luckily, it's never too late to improve your skin. And while buying products and moisturizing will be an important part of the process, there's another step that we often overlook. Diet. If you're ready to heal your skin from the inside out, take a look at why you should start paying attention to diet right now.

Your Skin is Your Body's Biggest Organ

We don't think of our skin as an organ, but it's actually our body's biggest organ of all. This means that it needs even more self-care than you probably thought. If we don't take care of our organs -- no matter which one -- it means harm for our overall health and bodies. And in the same way that you would care for any other organ, you have to care for the skin through proper nutrition. The skin needs a healthy dose of various vitamins and plenty of water. Fill your diet with fresh fruits and veggies and lots of H2O and you'll be on the right track.

Diet Affects Toxins

An unhealthy diet fills your body with toxins. You are what you eat, so if you eat junk, you'll feel like it. For the skin, a diet full of toxins can lead to breakouts, dry skin, premature wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Foods that are full of toxins include most fast food, heavily processed items, and anything that falls into the junk food category -- chips, sweetened snacks, etc. If you want to avoid toxins and the consequences of them, you have to clean up your diet, which then also cleans up your skin. 

Diet Can Cause Inflammation

Eating the wrong foods for your body can cause inflammation. For some, the culprit is dairy. For others, it might be excessive sugar intake. Whatever it is for you, cleaning up your diet can eliminate bloating in the gut and inflammation in the skin. This includes puffiness around the middle, under the eyes, and other undesirable places. If you struggle with skin inflammation, it may be best to alter your diet little by little until your inflammation is gone and your skin is glowing.

Diet affects everything. It affects weight, general appearance, the way that we feel, and even our skin. If you want healthy glowing skin, you have to eat like it. Clean up your diet and focus on healing your body from the inside out. When you do, your skin will show massive improvement and you'll begin to feel better about your appearance, your health, and your life moving forward.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C.

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