Pai’s Book Club: ‘The Healthy Skin Diet’ by Karen Fischer

As regular readers of this blog will know I’m a big believer in skincare starting from the inside out – so when I came across a book called ‘The Healthy Skin Diet‘ I had to give it a read.

In it, Australian nutritionist Karen Fischer, offers great advice and practical tips for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea.

Karen’s background as a skin health specialist has enabled her to establish her 8-week “Healthy Skin” plan.

Packed full of nutrient-rich fruit and veg-based recipes, this suggested diet can be tailored to your skin’s individual needs.

For example, I suffer from combination skin and can occasionally suffer the odd breakout at this time of year as my skin battles with the extreme changes in weather.

With that in mind I’ve been mainly trying out the ‘Spot Free Skin’ juice (sounds like a potion doesn’t it?), which despite containing cabbage is actually rather tasty!

Spot-free Skin Juice

Serves 2

1 pear (leave skin on)

2 apples (leave skin on)

½ cup fresh beetroot

4 medium carrots

½ cup cabbage

Squeeze of fresh lemon


In a juicing machine, juice pear, apples, beetroot, carrots and cabbage.  Add lemon before serving.  Consume within 8 hours.

The pears and cabbage are good sources of Vitamin C (promotes Collagen production), and both have anti-inflammatory properties that help calm and keep blemish-prone skin under control.

The apples and beetroot meanwhile are potent sources of anti-oxidants, so are great for protecting the skin naturally.

I’m going to give the recipes a go for a little longer and will report back on any big skin benefits.

Do you have any recipes or diet tricks your skin swears by? If so do share!

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