You Have Food on your Face

Your skin's best nourishment may be hiding in your fridge.

Consuming fresh, unprocessed foods is a given for those in pursuit of good health. Yet the body’s biggest organ — our skin — forgoes this nutrition in exchange for creams, soaps and oils born in chemical labs. That’s why skin specialist Dr. Saul Alkaitis, Ph.D, research scientist and founder of Dr. Alkaitis Holistic Organic Skin Food generated his line of organic food-based products 12 years ago. “When you read the labels on personal care products, you better read them as food labels because this is what’s going into your system,” he says. Or, as Alkaitis' brand philosophy simply states: “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin." 

So what exactly do you feed your oft-neglected external organ? “All life force is killed through pasteurization and processing. If you give a living organ healthy, whole foods it’s going to be happier. Period. Whatever you put on your skin goes into your body.” In keeping with that spirit, check out this slideshow of some whole foods that Dr. Alkaitis recommends for nourishing and revitalizing skin, along with his recipes to incorporate them into your routine.