Clear Skin Pantry Makeover -

Clear Skin Pantry Makeover

Are you ready to pause pimple production by prepping your pantry for optimal skin health?

Is your diet supporting your natural glow? Combine great eating with great skincare and reveal your best ever skin.

Do you want clear skin?

Skincare is about more than choosing fabulous beauty products. It’s about every aspect of your lifestyle. From what you eat and drink to how much sleep you get. You can’t expect to see results on your skincare journey if you don’t put the work in the kitchen.

Your gut is like soil – if you feed it the right foods and give it the proper bacteria, you will reap the benefits of healthy hair, skin and nails.

Which now begs the question…how do we prepare our cooking and eating spaces for healthier skin?

The answer is simple.

Hire a celebrity chef! (jk)

We suggest a refreshing revamp for your pantry.

I know the idea of reorganizing your entire kitchen can send just about anyone into an anxiety ridden whirl-wind, but bite the bullet and go for it! If you want luminous glowing skin, you have to make all of these changes at once to harvest the clear skin win!

Topical skincare is not enough to clear acne. Dietary changes are imperative to the success of achieving the healthy skin you desire.

Clear-Skin Kitchen Must-Haves

  • Acne-safe milk – almond milk, coconut milk, hamoui milk, oat milk
  • Nut butters – cashew, almond, sunflower
  • Unrefined sea salt
  • Garlic and onion
  • Kimchi – other naturally fermented foods
  • Fresh water fish – lake trout, bass, catfish
  • Egg whites
  • Non-comedogenic cooking oils – extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, sesame oil
  • Coconut aminos (in place of soy sauce)
  • Nutritional yeast (unfortified) — for making yummy dairy-free cheesy delights!
  • Pea protein powder
  • Non-dairy and non-soy frozen desserts — coconut, almond, or oat milk ice creams

Purge the Pimple Producing Products

That’s right! Get rid of it. Toss it in the trash. Feed it to your animals. Give it to your grandma. Just get rid of the following foods…and do it PRONTO!

  • Dairy – cow’s milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream
  • Soy – tofu, tempeh, soy milk, edamame, soy sauce
  • Seafood – shellfish, organ meat
  • Egg yolks
  • Peanuts and peanut butter
  • Spirulina, chlorella, algae, kelp, miso
  • Canola oil – corn oil
  • Soy and whey protein powders
  • Iodized salt

What about Cheese?!

Whoa. Wait a minute… Did someone say we have to give up cheese? Cheese is like the ultimate holy grail of all things food. Who can deny queso dip?! Listen, I realize giving up cheese is not easy for some.

But fear not, we have a solution to your cheese woes. If you’re missing cheese already – try some of these great tasting alternatives to bovine dairy.

  • Goat cheese – try it on omelets, toast, salads, veggies and sandwiches
  • Feta – delicious choice for egg white dishes, salads and for snacking
  • Manchego – semi-soft sheep’s milk cheese – makes a great cheddar cheese substitute
  • Humboldt Fog – creamy light flavored cheese great on sandwiches or burgers
  • Roquefort – for the blue cheese fans of the world
  • Pecorino Romano – perfect grating cheese used in virtually anything

And, don’t forget that nutritional yeast we had you purchase. Check out our delicious non-dairy broccoli cheddar soup recipe or search Pinterest for other great recipes.

Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin

Thank goodness there are healthy alternatives to our favorite foods. Ultimately, you want to evaluate what your everyday meal looks like and determine simple ways to give it a healthy makeover.

As you know, eating certain foods – like cow’s milk dairy, peanuts, egg yolks, seafood and seaweed can trigger outbreaks. By avoiding these foods you give your skin a break.

For breakfast, start with eliminating processed items loaded with sugar and empty calories. Say goodbye to those sugary muffins and frosted pop tarts.

Consider adding an egg white veggie omelet or an almond butter chocolate banana smoothie to your breakfast menu instead.

Make similar changes for lunch and dinner. Take honest stock of what you’re eating and figure out ways to replace processed foods with whole ones full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats and carbs. Ditch the hot pocket – opt for the veggie and fruit platter at the deli instead.

Want to Know a Secret?

One of the most understated clear skin tips I know is to add more cruciferous veggies to your diet such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and kale.

These powerhouse vegetables contain anti-inflammatory berteroin, a sulfur compound that improves our skin. They also contain glucosinolates, or compounds that optimize the liver’s detoxification process making them your skin’s ultimate MVP.

If that’s not enough reason to eat more broccoli, I don’t know what is!

Acne Diet for the Win

Researchers have found that fitting certain healthy foods into your daily routine can help fight back against your complexion woes by turning off inflammatory genes and providing your body with the proper tools to strengthen and build healthy tissues.

Eat food you love and get the gorgeous skin you crave.

Wondering about which ingredients clog your pores? — Schedule an acne consultation, and we will happily provide you everything you need to know. 

Cheers to clear!


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