Stay hydrated. You’re much more likely to stay hydrated if you carry a water bottle around with you. You will save calories by replacing high calorie sodas and coffee drinks with water, and you will be pleasantly surprised at what it will do for your complexion.
Supplement. Try incorporating a serving of pure fruit juice into your daily routine. I like R.W. Knudsen’s Just Black Cherry. Cherry juice has tons of minerals, which helps to neutralize acid waste in the blood and lymph liquid. The more tart the cherry juice the better it is for you. Just make sure the only ingredient listed is cherries.
Let the sunshine in. Soak up sunshine in healthy doses. Five or ten minutes of daily sun exposure will allow your body to convert certain chemicals into Vitamin D. Do this in the early morning or late evening when the suns rays aren’t as powerful. For prolonged sun exposure, slather on a good chemical free SPF every couple of hours to protect your skin from too much UVA exposure. Wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your face.
Rest. Get a good night’s sleep! (Easier said than done, I know.)
Moderation. If you have trouble with cystic acne, try cutting back or eliminating your dairy intake for a week or so and see what happens. The excess hormones that dairy cows pass on to us tend to be excreted through the sebaceous glands, which are plentiful around the chin and jaw line. You should also eliminate refined sweets (candy, cake and sodas) from your diet. Studies have shown that an overload in blood sugar stimulates the chain of events that can cause acne formation.
Exfoliate. Invest in a good loofah. Exfoliating your body in the shower every couple of days encourages healthy cell renewal and stimulates the lymphatic system.
Eliminate. Get rid of expired makeup and skin care products and invest in new ones.