I was in high school wanting glowing skin but struggling with acne when I called my dermatologist’s office and asked: “When can I get off these antibiotics?” The nurse answered vaguely: “We have patients on antibiotics for years.” Infuriated, I hung up and thought: that’s screwed up!
Not knowing anything about skin health, I stopped the antibiotics and continued with a variety of topical skin support through my teens and twenties until around the birth of my oldest child. She inspired me to clean up my body and choose safer personal care products. But when I removed the topical skin support my acne flared, big time!
I stumbled upon food sensitivity testing and discovered my immune system was reacting to gluten, dairy, and soy. When I eliminated these foods from my diet, my brain fog resolved, and my breastfeeding daughter’s eczema cleared. But it took me years to achieve vibrant, glowing skin. Here’s how I did it…
Vibrant Glowing Skin Naturally in 3 Steps:
- Start with the Basics
You Are What You Eat, Absorb & Release
- Supplement Your Shortcomings
Hint: Lots of Antioxidants & Adaptogens
- Add Topical Support
Cleanse, Scrub, Hydrate
You are what you eat, absorb, and release. For health, you must fuel and cleanse your body at the cellular level. Remove inflammatory foods and eat according to your genetics. Rest to absorb nutrition and move to release toxins. See Steps 1-3.
Supplement Your Shortcomings:
Optimal supplementation to overcome nutritional gaps takes time, effort, and resources. But failing to overcome your dietary deficiencies can negatively impact your health, including your skin health. Complete vitamin, mineral support with omega-3 fats, loads of antioxidants and adaptogens are essential.
Add Topical Support:
After ditching the toxic topical skincare products, I switched to water and using my body lotion as a face lotion (gasp). It did the job, but a system of cleansing, scrub, and hydration (with more antioxidants) added glow. You are what you eat, absorb and release, and your skin is your body’s largest organ. Treat your body with care by choosing safer personal care products. See how your current products match up here. “If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.” – Mark Hyman, MD Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
Are you thinking: “This is a lot of work for some glowing skin!” Think again.
Skin is an outward reflection of your inside health.
Start with basics, supplement your shortcomings, and then add topical support.
Your skin will not only glow, but your entire body will feel vibrantly healthy!
How badly do you want it?
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About the Author: Dr. Sue McCreadie
Sue McCreadie, MD (aka Dr. Sue) is a board-certified pediatric physician and mom of three, with two decades of experience helping thousands of families achieve vibrant health naturally. In her pediatric practice, she helps children achieve health naturally by adapting their diet and lifestyle to optimize their genetics. Since transforming her health through a science-backed nutritional system, she helps moms enjoy vibrant health by customizing the nutritional system to fit their needs and busy lifestyle. www.DrSueMcCreadie.com