The easiest (and least expensive) rule to follow is to hydrate. Joy McCarthy, author of Joyous Detox, holistic nutritionist and Genuine Health Ambassador recommends drinking at least a litre of H20 overnight. “Keep it beside your bed, and if you wake up thirsty, take a couple sips. And whatever you don’t drink overnight, drink first thing in the morning before you get out of bed.” But it’s not just regular ol’ water that’ll make a difference in your skin and your sleep. McCarthy also suggests a nightly herbal detox tea. Look for ingredients like milk thistle, dandelion greens, and burdock root.
Cut the Cheese
Dairy is known to aggravate skin, and if you’re really looking to achieve clear skin overnight, you may want to consider cutting it from your diet. McCarthy points to pasteurized dairy as a particularly bad culprit, saying “research has proven that dairy promotes acne, but particularly pasteurized dairy.”
And the Wheat
Forget gluten, wheat seems to be the big problem with it comes to your skin and sleeping. McCarthy recommends cutting out wheat and see if your skin and sleep improves. If not, then she says try going gluten-free. “Wheat is the most problematic. People don’t realize that just cutting back on wheat can make a big difference, you don’t always have to cut out all forms of gluten.”