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The Best Kept Secrets to Flawless Skin

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Flawless skin is a hot topic for most women of any age. It can be baffling and infuriating to find yourself grappling with acne, dry skin, or the first signs of wrinkles, especially if it’s never been a problem in the past.

The skin is a real barometer of your overall health and what’s happening in the body, so it’s not just about creams and potions. Healthy, glowing skin starts from the inside and unless your skin gets the nutrients it needs, it simply won’t look its best.

Before you start shelling out money for good quality skincare, keep in mind it can go a long way in tackling your skin concerns. But if you’re regularly suffering from breakouts or stubborn dry patches then you may want to evaluate your diet and think about adding in a few of the foods we’ve listed below:

Beauty Foods

One of the biggest motivations to ‘eat clean’ is the longing to have better-looking skin. I get asked all the time if diet and nutrition have any real impact on skin health and appearance. In a word, YES! Many women, of all ages, suffer from acne, rosacea, dry skin, wrinkles, eczema, and more. Let’s face it: we all want to look the best we can and feel confident about our skin because it is an outward reflection of what we put inside our bodies.


Go for vitamin C-rich foods

Some fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants and healthy amounts of vitamins C and E, which can fight wrinkles. Some of the best food choices for better skin include vitamin C: Citrus, guava, papaya, mango, pineapple, bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, kiwi. You can find more here.

Get your vitamin E

Vitamin E helps support the immune system, cell function, and skin health. It’s an antioxidant, making it effective at combating the effects of free radicals produced by the metabolism of food and toxins in the environment. It also may be beneficial at reducing UV damage to the skin. Some of the best foods for your skin that contain vitamin E include Almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, peanuts, and avocado.

Get your polyphenols

Not familiar with polyphenols? They’re powerful antioxidants that can be found in a variety of dietary options. Some of the highest sources include coffee, tea, red wine, grapes, dark chocolate.

Check Your Gut Health

It’s important to always remember what your skin needs to stay healthy. You need to minimize gut irritation and inflammation, which requires looking at your food, beverage, supplement, and medication use, assessing your stress levels, including your sleep routine, considering any undiagnosed food allergies, and supporting a healthy gut microbiota/bacterial population. A healthy gut is important to skin health. That’s why taking a symbiotic like Seed Daily can help your overall skin health.

Skin Foods Boosters You Need To Try

I’ve rounded up some of Sakara’s Skin Food recommendations for you to try this season to keep your skin glowing.


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For Overall Healthy/Radiant Skin

The Sakara Beauty Collection

Rich in superfoods that support skin elasticity, tone, hydration, texture. Hair, skin, and nail health begins below the surface, yet is often treated topically. This collection works to address beauty on the cellular level, with potent plant ingredients and features all of my favorite Sakara beauty essentials:

  • Beauty Super Bars (1 pack – 6 bars)
  • Beauty Water Drops (2 bottles)
  • Beauty Chocolate (30 day supply)
  • Youth + Beauty Tea (20 tea bags)



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Seed Daily

Seed Daily Synbiotic is a daily prebiotic and postbiotic hybrid that helps with your overall gut health and helps with your skin as well.


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Moon Juice Beauty Dust

Moon Juice Beauty Dust® contains adaptogens and herbs that target stress as a key cause of skin dullness or sagging. In addition, it can help protect the skin from free radicals and accelerated aging. Further, this Moon Dust is informed by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic principles to better understand how your body operates so you can improve your personal health.

Rae Wellness Pre & Probiotic

Your gut connects to nearly every aspect of your health, which is why we created our flora-balancing Pre + Probiotic Capsules to help you feel more balanced with 2 capsules daily. The Rae Pre + Probiotic Capsules balance your gut health and support your digestion with a powerful blend of apple cider vinegar and acidophilus.

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For Acne

Sakara Daily Probiotic or SakaraRX: The Foundation, both help with hormonal balance/digestion. Detox Water Drops help with gut bacteria regulation aiding in skin clarity. Metabolism Super Powder reduces sugar cravings to cut sugar consumption and ultimate clear skin. I love this powder as a supercharged mocha latte!


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Skin Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Sakara Signature Nutrition Program is jam-packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients for proven results inside and out. As gorgeous as the presentation may be, what’s inside Sakara’s pretty packaging counts: expect to find three or five day’s worth of 100% clean, organic, nutritionally sound meals—water and detox tea included. A menu might read something like this: gluten-free bagel with cashew cream cheese for breakfast, mango veggie burger for lunch, and vegan chopped salad for dinner. The program was launched in NYC by ex-Wall Streeter Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, a former model, and has quickly expanded to offer deliveries across the country.

Use promo code XOVALERIE for 20% off your first order from Sakara!


Whether you want to achieve clear, glowing skin or avoid common skin problems, following these simple tips can help. By taking care of your skin daily from the inside out to complement the right skincare products, you will have flawless skin for years to come. So what are you waiting for? Start seeing results today!


Hi, I’m Valerie!

I'm an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), offering guidance to high achievers in aligning their lifestyle with well-being through daily wellness and self-care routines, promoting balance and harmony. Join me at Wellness Bum for tips on living well, and consider subscribing to my newsletter or booking a coaching session.