The skin absorbs substances, expels toxins and maintains the body's water and temperature balance. Common skin complaints include acne, dry skin, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. Skin irritations usually reflect internal imbalances so it is important to take care of your skin both inside and out. Many skin problems can be avoided by adopting a healthy diet that supports your skin, liver and kidneys.
Essential fatty acids, found in unrefined cold-pressed oils, can be one of the best dietary weapons against acne and dry skin. Vitamins A, E and B are also useful for many skin complaints. Aloe vera is an excellent internal and external skin cleanser and healer. Natural face masks, oils and lotions also help to stimulate and speed up the detoxification and healing of the skin.