You can be using the best cosmetics out there, but you still may not be giving your skin what it needs to reach its full potential. To truly nourish your skin and achieve a radiant, youthful glow, proper nutrition and adequate hydration are key! When it comes to healthy-looking skin, nutrition beats cosmetics hands down. So what is your skin starving for?

Water is crucial! Dehydration leaves skin looking dry and wrinkled. Most of you probably know this already, but one more thing to keep in mind is that water you drink has to be clean!!! The best source of natural water is from a natural spring. If you live near one, you can bottle your own for free. If you don't have this good fortune, I think the next best thing is having a water filter in your home. This allows you to bottle your water from home, instead of buying plastic bottles that create waste AND often contain toxic chemicals in the plastic. Other great sources of water are the naturally occurring water in fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, and my personal favorite... coconut juice!!

Zinc is an important mineral that is vital for skin repair (it also is an important nutrient for prostate health). Pumpkin seeds are a potent source of zinc. They can easily be snuck in to your daily diet by sprinkling them on your morning oatmeal, or topping off your salad with a handful of raw seeds.

Finally, raw, live foods naturally support vibrant living skin. Consuming raw juices, or foods, on a daily basis is the quickest way to transform your skin. When I eat more raw foods, I notice a difference within just one day! It's truly miraculous! On the other hand, dead foods, such as fried food and animal products, often lead to breakouts and rapid skin aging. 

So drink your water, get your zinc, eat your veggies, and enjoy the free beauty products that nature made for you and your skin craves!