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6 Ways to Get Clear, Glowing Skin—Naturally

January 19, 2013 LYT By:
LYT

We are thrilled to announce our dear friend and LYTnyc client, Britta Aragon, as our guest blogger on clearing skin naturally. Britta is a cancer survivor and has been a LYTnyc client since 2007. As the Founder of CV Skinlabs and a ground-breaking expert in the safe cosmetics industry, she shares her experience with colon hydrotherapy in her testimonial video and the following six essential tips!

Are you looking for ways to get clear skin naturally, without having to resort to harsh, chemical products? Give the following tips a try, and see if you don’t notice clearer, more glowing skin within a few weeks.

1. Colonics for Clear Skin

Chemical-free skin care may include natural products that you trust, but sometimes you have to think beyond your skin. For instance, are you feeling bloated, constipated, or nauseated? If so, your system may be overloaded with toxins. In fact, acne eruptions are often a sign that your body is trying to eliminate excess waste products. 

I get a colonic in NYC at LYT every three weeks. This not only helps me feel refreshed and energized, but helps take the burden off my skin. Cleanse the body of toxins, and you make it much easier to clear skin naturally and for your skin to maintain a glowing appearance. 

2. Treat Dry Skin

Skin is usually dryer in the winter, which can make acne worse. Dry skin weakens the skin’s natural barrier, which causes the immune system to try to repair the damage. Unfortunately, that means inflammation, which encourages acne. A weakened barrier also allows bacteria and chemicals to more easily penetrate the skin. 

To moisturize, avoid drying soaps and chemical cleansers, hot water, and chemical irritants; invest in chemical-free skin care products; use a humidifier in your bedroom; and try natural oils like grapeseed, lavender, chamomile, and rosemary which are great for oily or acne prone skin. My favorites are the Pure Facial Moisture Balancing Oil from Suki and CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion. 

3. Eat Raw As Much as Possible

Not only does eating raw food help cleanse your system and hydrate your skin, raw food is especially important to maintain during the winter. 

The skin is an organ that is responsible for managing several functions such as protecting you from the elements, trying to hold onto water, regulating body temperature, and getting rid of toxins. A raw food diet supports all of these functions, and makes it easier for skin to repair itself. Raw food also helps the skin protect itself from free radicals, cutting down on hyper-pigmentation and acne outbreaks. Finally, eating raw can help loosen waste and assist your purpose of getting colonics for clear skin even more effective! 

4. Eat More Acne-Fighting Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Consuming foods that tame inflammation can help reduce acne outbreaks. Try green tea, berries, kelp, wild-caught salmon, shiitake mushrooms, avocado, flax, papaya, broccoli, extra virgin olive oil, and sweet potatoes to help clear skin naturally. 

Meanwhile, stay away from inflammatory foods like fast foods, refined foods (white flower, white sugar), processed meats, junk food, and especially dairy products. Also, stay away from high glycemic foods that spike your blood sugar, which causes your body to release more insulin. Spiked insulin levels increase the body’s inflammatory reactions, which can increase acne breakouts. 

Finally, counteract inflammation in the body and in the skin and clear skin naturally by adding anti-inflammatory spices to your food like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and rosemary.

5. Try Zinc

Did you know that zinc is found in high levels in the skin? Yet according to a 2007 study, zinc is one of the most common mineral deficiencies. The same study found that people with acne were more likely to have low levels of zinc than those who didn’t have acne. Try supplementing with zinc to clear skin naturally—about 400-600 mcg daily. 

You can also try upping your intake of zinc-containing foods like almonds, walnuts, pecans, oatmeal, and dark chocolate.

6. Drink Water with Lemon First Thing Every Day

Water helps flush the toxins out of your body, which can relieve your skin of waste products that tend to encourage acne breakouts. Adding fresh squeezed lemon is a great chemical-free skin care tip that gives your skin some extra fighting power by fighting off bacteria and accelerating healing. Lemons are also rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the skin from pollution and other sources of free radical damage.

Britta Aragon is a safe cosmetics expert, cancer survivor and author of “When Cancer Hits”. She founded the Cinco Vidas Blog and is the creator of the non-toxic skincare line CV Skinlabs. Follow her on Twitter or on Facebook.

Founder of Cinco Vidas & LYT client since 2007!

Founder of Cinco Vidas & LYT client since 2007!

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Colonics Reduce Skin Issues

May 11, 2012 LYT By:
LYT

How To Get Rid of Acne: Natural Remedies to Decrease Inflammation, Irritation and Dehydration

Before you cleanse with Biore, peel with Dior, firm up with Chanel, and moisturize with Prevage, STOP! Learn how to get rid of acne at its roots. Your skin is your largest organ and can reflect disruption and poor health and unhappiness in your body. Sorry, there’s no easy way to say this. If you’re eating inflammatory foods you are provoking your symptoms. Eat to GLOW! Live to LOVE and LAUGH!  And cleanse with confidence to heal your skin once and for all NATURALLY!

Natural Remedies for Acne: Increase the Quality of Your Skin from the Inside Out

In our last post, we discussed what causes acne (cooked oils, dairy, etc.) and how a raw food diet can help reduce inflammation by alkalinizing the body. Use these natural food remedies for acne to help boost your skin’s overall health:

1. Fresh veggie juice supports your collagen, elasticity and hydration. No joke! Pure minerals and vitamins get absorbed immediately and begin to nourish and cleanse your body.

2. Fresh leafy greens, especially fresh vegetables and fruits (eat what’s in season), are all anti-inflammatory foods. Reduce inflammation in your body and reduce irritation and symptoms like acne, rashes, excessive oil, and dehydration. See the food-combining chart for more guidance.

3. Eat raw or cold pressed fats and oils – they lubricate body and beautify skin. Cooked oils clog your pores!

4. Drink raw organic aloe for intestinal support and use the gel from the leaf as a mask. Great for hydration, and its anti-inflammatory ingredients are wonderful natural remedies for acne.

5. Use dry brushing techniques to help remove excess mucus, toxins, and to stimulate your lymphatic system.

 

 

Colon Hydrotherapy Reduce Skin Issues: Apply Natural Remedies for Acne, Then Cleanse

 

Don't let a one ounce tastebud ruin your skin's glowing potential!

Don’t swim in the toxic pool! When you integrate the raw food principals, please know that you must help your body rid itself of the pollutants that have contributed to your acne and skin issues. Our cells have held our history of lollipops, pizza, burgers, alcohol, and deserts – that’s quite a burden. Colon hydrotherapy helps cleanse your colon so that your cells can be relieved of  excess waste and gas, leading to healthy vibrant-looking skin. Colonics Rock®!

 

Cold cucumber slices are great for reducing eye inflammation! Eating them clears toxicity from the skin and improves kidney health!

Please learn more about colonic sessions as natural remedies for acne at LYT NYC here 

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Raw Food Results: Raw Food Reduces Skin Ailments, Acne, Eczema

May 1, 2012 LYT By:
LYT

Stay clean by eating your greens! Do you know that an alkaline diet is one of the natural remedies for acne? When you think about what causes acne, know that it is related to what’s going on in your gut as well as your external environment.

 

What Causes Acne and Skin Ailments?

Inflammation in the body, resulting from poor dietary choices and acidic cellular waste, is often what causes acne and skin ailments. Inflammation equals irritation, provoking the skin’s natural defenses to work overtime.

The (greasy) road to inflamed skin! YIPES!

 

Foods and Conditions That Cause Inflammation:

1.  Cooked Oils

2.  Processed White Foods: breads and pastries

3.  Dairy

 4.  Animal Protein

5.  Candida or Yeast Prone Body

6.  Emotional Stress

This is not food! This is toxicity waiting to clog your cells!

 

Natural Remedies for Acne:  Rock A Raw Food Diet, Watch Your Skin Heal

Alternatively, consuming a raw food diet of green juice, salads, and fresh whole foods is a natural remedy for acne because alkalinizing the body reduces inflammation. These alkaline foods will magnetize acidic waste, yeast, and other pathogenic bacteria out of your cells and deliver them to the colon for effective removal with colon hydrotherapy. Check out “Raw Food Results” for more tips on eating a raw food detox diet! 

Spinach has anti-inflammatory characteristics & reduces redness.

Colonics Are The Best Natural Remedy For Acne

Colonics and a raw food diet are the most effective natural remedies for acne, skin ailments, and eczema. By removing acidic waste matter with colon hydrotherapy with us at LYT in New York City, you can experience a reduction in inflammation and a re-balancing of hormone-regulating glands. So, colonics help the glands reduce excess sebum oil production which, when out of balance, contribute to the causes of acne and other chronic skin ailments. You’ll see it’s like having the power of magic in your own hands!

Colonics offer your skin the “double whammy”! This powerful therapy both relaxes the nervous system (making it easier to handle stress), as well as loosens the emotions stored in cells – thereby naturally helping heal skin ailments caused by emotional toxicity.

Learn more about Colon Hydrotherapy in NYC and raw food diets as part of the path to healthy and happy living.

Radiant Skin & Balanced Emotions - with a raw food detox diet & colonics!

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