The Science of Skin

We all want to have naturally clear, glowing skin. Perhaps because skin is the largest, and most visible, body organ, beautiful skin is one of the core foundations of our cultural perception of beauty. Great skin is an indicator of great health. Perhaps that is why there are so many products designed to enhance skin. 

Physical beauty doesn’t start at the surface, however. The skin has two layers: the dermis and the epidermis. The epidermis is the outermost layer of skin, and the one that is most visible. Skin formation occurs in the inner layer, however, in the dermis. Blood supplies nutrients and oxygen to the dermis, and these nutrients are used by skin cells to repair and grow. As the cells mature, they are pushed to the epidermis, where the results of all the cell growth and repair become more visible. When skin cells are healthy, your skin appears healthy. While cosmetic and skin care products can help protect skin and implement short term effects to minimize the appearance of skin problems, they do not nourish skin or truly cure issues, as these begin in the dermis. 

The nutrients that skin cells require are molecules that come from foods. What you eat directly correlates to the materials that your body has on hand to create and repair itself. To impact skin at the source, therefore, a nutrient-rich diet is necessary. 
So, the first step to natural beauty . . . is to eat well. 
Good nutrition doesn’t just affect the skin. It makes your nails and hair strong and shiny, gives a luster to your eyes, and can also improve your body odor (think about how you smelled the last time you ate too much garlic or had too much to drink)!
When the body receives quality nutrients in a sufficient amount, you can think more clearly, work more effectively, handle stress properly, more easily fight off disease, and better enjoy your life. Not only are all these attractive qualities, but they will improve your quality of life to an astounding degree—good nutrition will make you look better, and feel better, too.