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Friday, April 22, 2016

Beauty Reads | The 8-Week Healthy Skin Diet by Karen Fischer

the 8 week healthy skin diet (2)
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Skin. We've all got it and most of us have dealt with some kind of issue regarding it. From dry skin to acne and eczema and beyond, there are all kinds of fun stuff to deal with. While applying this, that (and everything) can work to solve issues, working on it from the inside out is even better. It can be daunting to wade through all the information though. Luckily, award-winning author and nutritionist Karen Kishner has written an excellent guide to help you not only eat your way to better skin, but also be healthier and happier overall.

"Whatever your skin condition may be, whether it's just okay or out of control, you can improve it's quality and have fantastic-looking skin within 8 weeks. The unique easting and lifestyle plan is broken down into eight easy-to-follow steps, designed to supply your body with the specific building materials it needs to make gorgeous skin."

The title of this book is a little bit misleading, as this is so much more than just a skin diet. While there are tons of recipes (over 100) designed to fight certain skin conditions and improve general skin health, the book is more like an everything skin guide. It covers skin basics like skin types and commonly used skin terms (skin talk, as the author calls it.) It outlines the basics of healthy eating in conjunction to skin health and other health factors that can influence your skin )like sleeping, exercise, sun exposure and your skincare routine.) Skincare junkies will appreciate the ingredient rundown, which gives added information as to what to look for and avoid in your products and what the different ingredients actually do.

For those dealing with specific skin conditions, the book outlines the condition, answers common questions, talks about treatment options and which foods can help and or hinder. Some sections also include handy check-lists of symptoms and behaviors allowing you more interaction and a starting point should you need to bring something up with your doctor/dermatologist.

Overall, this is an excellent book! As I mentioned, it is more than just an 8 week plan. The  information is useful for all, even if you don't have a specific condition. The recipes offer healthy (and tasty) options for overall health, but with the added skin relation. I found some recipes I would attempt do require the odd ingredient, but my research has found they're pretty easily found in health food stores and online. I've recently ordered liquid chlorophyll (the green pigment found in plants) so I can make the author's green drink. What do you think? Would you be interested in this book?

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