Coconut water. Coconut water has been consumed for centuries in tropical regions around the world. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, coconut water is believed to help digestion and urination. It has also traditionally been used to treat dehydration. Staying hydrated is key combating acne and in having healthy, balanced skin.

Sweat! Although it’s not the prettiest sight, sweating has numerous health and beauty related benefits. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and serves important roles such as expelling toxins, supports proper immune function and helps prevent diseases related to toxic overload. It also kills viruses and bacteria that create blackheads and acne.

Exfoliate. Try a gentle scrub once a week and follow up with Aveda’s liquid exfoliant after every wash to keep that fresh skin lasting throughout the week. The trick is to remove the layers of dead skin cells and dirt that are blocking your pores so that your toner, serum (try Tulasara’s bright, firm or calm concentrates),  and moisturizer can penetrate deeper and work more effectively.