Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Skin as a Reflection of Your Internal Organs

One of the most interesting pieces of information I've learned as an esthetician is that the body's internal organs correspond to specific zones on the face. You also have these mapping points on your ears, soles of the feet, hands and abdomen. These maps are also known as "holograms."

Here's a good example: In an acne consult, I look at what part of the face is breaking out, which gives me information about the cause of the acne and other pieces of information that can help determine treatment. For instance, breakouts on the forehead relate to the intestines. Getting someone with forehead acne on probiotics to reduce inflammation from the inside out usually gives quick results.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Eat and Drink Your Way to Clear Skin

Three quick and tasty tips for preventing pimples.

Low-Glycemic Diet

Studies have shown that people who follow a low-glycemic diet tend to have clearer skin. Focus on eating vegetables and whole grains and skip the processed sugars.  Low-glycemic foods help to regulate your body’s natural insulin. When you have excess insulin your body’s hormones can rage out of control.


Drink warm water with lemon every morning. Lemon acts as a diuretic and helps to flush out acne-causing toxins and bacteria in the small intestine.

H2O and Produce 

Of course you need to drink eight glasses of water a day (at a minimum) for clear skin, but eating fruits and vegetables with high water content, such as cucumbers and grapefruits, will keep cells hydrated, too. Some say eating produce plumps cells even better than drinking water.

How have you modified your diet to benefit your skin?