Modern day amenities and lifestyles make it tough to have clear skin all the time – sometimes impossible. However, undergoing a week long skin clearing detox diet every 3 months is recommended for best results.
Not only will our skin clearing detox diet increase your chances of having clearer skin, it also detoxes your diet from the inside out.
Our skin clearing diet consists of three simple rules to follow: food to avoid, food and supplements to incorporate, and what to drink.
Foods to Avoid
The main foods to avoid are those that are pore clogging and skin dulling.
Some of these foods you may already have on your “avoid” list, if you are following a specific diet.
We have split up these foods into three main categories: Dairy, Fried Foods, and Sugary Foods.
Yes, unfortunately, you will have to lock away your mac-and-cheese boxes and skip the In-And-Out burger runs for a week. This also includes chocolate bars, sugary ice cream, and anything else that has over 10g of sugar or any extra “added sugar”.
Skin Clearing Foods & Supplements to Add
Alkaline rich and anti-oxidizing foods and supplements are key to any skin clearing diet.
Foods that you should be eating during the detox include alkaline rich fruits and veggies like pears, broccoli, kale, and bananas. In terms of your protein sources, fish and seafood should be your number one choice. Healthy fats like avocados and walnuts are also recommended.
Supplements that should be taken during the detox include: Marine Collagen, Bone Broth Collagen, and Skin Cleansing Green Teas. Marine collagen is rich in antioxidants, which block free radicals and protect skin from oxidation. Bone Broth Collagen is rich in alkaline minerals, like potassium, that detox and cleanse the skin. Skin cleansing green teas also contain antioxidants that will work great along with the bone broth and marine collagen.
Water, Water, Water
Oh, and did we mention water?
Seriously, water is going to be your number one ally during any skin cleansing detox diet. Water is nature’s best detox and should be consumed throughout your entire day while on the detox.
We, along with the board of the institute of medicine, recommend 91 ounces daily for women and 125 daily ounces for men. This comes out to roughly 11 (8 oz) glasses of water a day for women, and 15 (8 oz) glasses of water a day for men.
If you are the type to get bored of just drinking water all day for a week straight, feel free to add lemon or cucumber.
After your week long detox, it is also recommended to do your best staying away from dehydrating liquids long-term. Dehydrating liquids include: coffee, pop (or soda), and alcohol. While we understand that this may be tough for some, cutting down your consumption of these liquids by 50% will still do wonders.