Drink plenty of water

At least 64 oz. in addition to any other fluids you drink.  This cannot be emphasized enough.  It is the most important thing you can do for your health!  Plus, lines and wrinkles are much more noticeable when your skin is dehydrated.


Eat a minimum of five servings a day of fruits and vegetables.

They are loaded with all kinds of nutrients – especially vitamin A, B-complex vitamins and vitamin C which help to build, repair and maintain skin cells.


Eat healthy fats

Such as salmon, avocado, nuts, seeds and of course –coconut!  Not only are they anti-inflammatory, they help give your skin a softer, more supple texture.


Eat whole grains and legumes

They provide a wide variety of minerals and antioxidants.  They are also good sources of fiber which helps your body utilize water more effectively.  Ditch foods made with processed grains.  They are often high in sugar and/or salt and unhealthy fats.  The various “filler” ingredients in them cause our bodies to be more toxic.


Get plenty of sleep

At least 7 hours a night.  There is a reason they call it “beauty sleep!” Our bodies do most of their building and repairing while we are asleep.



Move around at a moderate pace several times a day to keep your blood circulating so that it can deliver all the great nutrients you have been eating to your skin.


If you smoke, please stop!

Your body tries to get rid of the majority of the toxins in cigarette smoke through your skin – need I say more!

Please note that skin problems rarely originate in the skin.  They are usually a sign of imbalance inside the body.  That can occur due to nutrient deficiencies, toxins, food allergies/intolerances, etc.  See a nutritionist to get to the root of the problem because no amount of lotion is going to fix it!