Get Healthy Skin For 2012

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When thinking about skincare the very first thing that usually comes to mind is something that we put onto our skin, and that the more money we throw on moisturiser, cleanser, serums etc, the better our skin will be. I love everything from LUSH, to Boot’s Botanics, to Origins, Dermalogica, Kiehls, Good Things and a ton of other mish-mash of different priced skin care lines, but at the end of the day, if I’m not eating the right things, my skin starts telling me, and very obviously so! The fact of the matter is that the best of skin care starts from within, at least that is what I have found. What you put into your body on a daily basis has a great impact on the appearance, texture and youthfulness of our body's biggest organ.

So with that being said, which foods are best? Two years ago now I think I posted about my favourite skin care item of all time: The Healthy Skin Diet. I truly, truly believe, (and I know that this may be controversial, so I’m sorry), that no matter how much you spend on skincare and make up you really are what you eat (and drink for that matter!).  I stumbled across this book at a local book store back in 2010 and at first I thought this wasn’t going to work at all, and I kind of imagined a life of eating lettuce leaves to get perfect skin, but oh how wrong I was! The Healthy Skin Diet isn’t about calorie counting or anything like that, and I think in some ways the use of the word ‘diet’ is a little confusing. I see it more as a skin detox.

Since I did that initial post a surprising amount of emails asking for more information about it and what it entailed. Well soon after that post I went through a family bereavement, so obviously any ideas or plans soon went out of the window, and then in 2011 I developed an illness of my own, which I still struggle with today, but right now, in light of the new year, I have finally accepted a few different lifestyle decisions and I’m ready to catch up on a lot of things the last few years have left me unable to complete. The Healthy Skin Diet, as author Karen Fischer boasts, ‘is designed to supply your body with the specific building materials to make gorgeous skin […] it’s not something exclusively reserved for the genetically blessed. You can have it too.’

The Healthy Skin Diet helps those suffering with a variety of health complaints including:
  • Eczema/dermatitis/contact dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Dandruff
  • Acne
  • Cellulite
  • Premature ageing and wrinkles
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Poor immunity to colds and flu
  • Hypoglycaemia (food related)
  • Poor digestion
  • Fatigue and sluggishness
  • Headaches
  • Dull, sallow complexion
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Pigmentation
To be honest that list only touches the surface. Because the Healthy Skin Diet is an anti-inflammatory eating programme, it is also ideal for people with sinusitis, hay fever, asthma, arthritis and allergies.
This post is already getting rather long, so over the next few weeks I am going to dedicate posts to ways you can get healthy skin through super foods to recipes actually incorporating them into your diet. However please note that I won’t be actually posting every single little detail from this book. There are a number of reasons for this: a) because there’s no way I can simplify nearly 400 pages into blog posts and b) because it’s not fair to the amazing Karen Fischer because if you are really interested in this programme then you absolutely NEED to get the book.

For anymore information surrounding this post today please go to Karen’s website here. Oh and I should just point out that I am not being sponsored by the Healthy Skin Diet or anything like that, I simply adore this programme and have so, SO much to thank it for!

Do you think about eating and skincare, have you ever tried something like this before? I’d love to hear what you all think ♥♥♥♥.

xoxo

22 comments:

  1. This sounds really interesting, looking forward to reading!
    I really agree that diet makes the most difference to your skin (and exercise, actually), I can really tell if I've not been eating well.

    xo

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    1. So glad you liked it. Oh yes, exercise is so important too. I'll be sure to include that in my next post.

      xoxo

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  2. Looking forward to these blog posts! since moving away for uni my eating habits have become terrible.. I've recently started the Graze box so hoepfully this will help me back into eating healthily!

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    1. It will be perfect for those at Uni, as I use these all the time away from home whilst studying :) xoxo

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  3. Oo I have this book and have mentioned it in a few posts. I almost feel guilty for mentioning it so much- but as a skincare blogger I have found it a really useful book! Thanks for this post- hope you are feeling a bit better xx

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    1. No mention it, I love that you have hear of it, must check your blog to see your posts about it :) xoxo

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  4. I totally agree with you. You are what you eat.
    xxx

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  5. I agree with you Georgie we are what we eat! I've been changing my eating habits for two years now, I'm much careful with what I eat and I've notice some positive changes on my body. This book looks really interesting I may get it soon xx

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    1. So glad you agree. It's a fascinating read :) xoxo

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  6. Love it! I need to start treating my body and skin better. I need to get everything into shape.

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    Shanice

    ♥ Please check out my blog www.shanicexoxo.info and hopefully subscribe :)

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  7. I've never tried anything like this before, I just try and drink lots of water. xx

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  8. Im definately gna get this book!! I love learning about how what we eat affects our body & my skin is def not in great condition! xxx

    http://insidemenu.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay glad you're thinking about getting the book :) xoxo

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  9. Im really interested, think I might just have to go buy this :) xx

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  10. This sounds so interesting, I'll be really looking forward to your follow up posts about it. Actually, I might check it out on Amazon now!
    xx

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    1. Yes it should be on Amazon, but try ebay too :) xoxo

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  11. A very interesting read! I do think (and sometimes worry) that maybe illnesses in later life could be affected by what I put into my body (that goes for some mad nights out and too much alcohol), so I will have a look at that. I do drink lots of water and was brought up on good food, lots of fruit and veg and like to eat lots of raw food, so hopefully I'll continue on this path....only downfall is chocolate, of which I know no boundaries ;)

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    1. Don't worry you CAN eat chocolate in moderation and still have beautiful skin, I promise you that. It's all about the type of stuff you get. I'll blog more about it to explain :) xoxo

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