How a Cleanse Can Help
It's easy to shower or bathe and shampoo as often as you like, and it seems with lather and soap and sponges, and whatever products you use, the cleansing process should take care of your skin, hair, and nails, leaving you squeaky clean, fresh, and glowing. But sadly, it doesn't always seem to work — because what is really needed are important changes on the inside. Doing a cleanse for clearer skin and stronger nails will be a start to filling your body with the nutrients that your skin needs to be healthy.
Amino acids are essential for the formation of all types of collagen. There are different collagen types, each with a particular degree of strength and flexibility. A good source of one of these collagen-building amino acids, proline, is an egg white.
Plan to do your cleanse for one to three days. Begin your cleanse in the morning with a large glass of water with a squirt of lemon or lime juice and 1–2 teaspoons of ground flaxseed. Choose a fruit-based beverage for breakfast, and either a vegetable soup or beverage for lunch and dinner. Following are some suggested recipes.
Imbibe water and green and herbal teas liberally throughout the day. For snacks, here are a few suggestions: a blended mixture of a ½ cup of fat-free yogurt with ½ cucumber, a sprig of dill, water and ice; a blended mixture of ½ cup fat-free yogurt with 1 ounce soaked almonds, 1 cup water, ice, 1 pitted date or dry prune, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon; a blended drink of ¼–½ cup watermelon with 1 cup of water, a mint leave (optional), and ice; or a clear broth.