Image via WikipediaStarting from the inside out is the best way to get healthy, glowing skin, and one of the first steps you take should be eliminating caffeine in the form of coffee and soda. Caffeine dehydrates the body, and it shows in the skin - a lack of moisture is a sure way to create lines and wrinkles. Caffeine functions as a diuretic, causing increased urine output, and so depletes your body and skin of the moisture it needs. We try to combat this with moisturizers, lotions and creams, but the better way is to put the moisture INTO your body, instead of on it.
Drinking pure water, unprocessed fruit juices and coconut milk will give your body and skin the hydration it needs. The colors in fruit juices are the colors of the earth and these colors will reflect themselves in warm and healthy skin tones.
The overall effects of caffeine on your body will manifest themselves in your skin. Heavy caffeine drinkers can experience osteoporosis, headaches, depression, sleeplessness. These can all be reflected in your skin.
When you replace colas, coffee and teas made with boiling water with water, fruit juices, herbal teas and coconut milk, you’ll soon start to feel better and sleep better. The health and vitality of your organs and cells will be reflected in the glow of your healthy skin as soon as you kick the caffeine habit.
Another reason for drinking lots of pure water is because it helps your body with detoxification. When the body rids itself of toxins, it passes not only through urination, but also through the skin which is the largest elimination organ. Raw food increases your detoxification rate. Drinking water helps the body rid itself of toxins.
To achieve a healthy complexion, drink plenty of water and eat plenty of raw food. What goes into your body will be reflected in your overall appearance.