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.