Fruitarian Skin Care


2005 and eating the SAD (Standard American Diet) vs now and eating raw, fruit-based.  I would never have said that I had bad skin.  I mean I was self conscious of my skin, but I think everyone was when they were in high school.  Now after being a raw-vegan for over two years, my skin is in the best shape it has ever been.  My skin program—or better put, “philosophy”—is more about what I don’t do, and not what I do do (insert Chandler Bing reference here).  But first, here is what I do do…

I eat a raw-vegan diet with at least 90-98% of my totals calories coming from fresh, whole fruit: mangos, watermelon,  papaya, oranges, bananas, pineapple….   I eat  some vegetables (mostly dark leafy greens such as lettuce or spinach).  Occasionally, I will have some nuts or seeds: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, almonds….  This lifestyle is high in carbs (more than 80%) and low in fat (less than 10%).

I get enough sleep.  For me that is around 10hrs per night.  I get sunlight, daily.  I have a positive outlook on life.  I am no scientist, but I am sure that spending the day smiling is better for your skin than spending the day frowning.  

Now here is what I don’t do.  I don’t use soap, shampoo, or any other sort of cleaner on any part of my skin.  I never use moisturizer, not even coconut oil.  And I never use sun screen.  To me the “do nots” are just as important as the “do’s.”

I know this might seem odd, hippie-like, or extreme, but the results are there.  Eat a natural diet, get enough sleep, and be happy.  Then get out of the body’s way and let it do its thing.   I have always been super surprised how doing less can often yield the best results.             

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