Okay, so this is not the idea you may have been looking for but it is essential for beautiful glowing skin. The skin is the largest elimination organ of the body. The elimination organ that does the greatest job though is, yes you guessed it, the colon. Often it is the one given least consideration until it gives us a cry for help. But a lot can be wrong before you get that cry for help, and usually the cry is ignored until the discomfort happens constantly and becomes debilitating.
The colon needs to be properly balanced with about 80% friendly bacteria versus 20% unfriendly bacteria. This is accomplished with pooping everyday sufficiently and based on the many insults to our bodies, taking quality refrigerated probiotics. Laxatives make the colon weaker and more dependent. The colon is a muscle and just as we must walk to keep our leg muscles strong, we must also give our colon a work out to keep it strong. We do that through our mouth by eating foods with plenty of fiber. Yes, you must eat your vegetables as well as fruit and whole grains. Water is also important to help poop move through the colon, besides it is essential for the skin's elimination process as well. In addition you may want to give serious consideration to what many actors/actresses do to make sure their skin looks radiant. One in particular is Kim Basinger. Colonics are her regiment for beautiful skin. You might cringe at the thought but your skin will love you for it. I have been caring for people for 24 years as a colon therapist and have seen beautiful skin emerge where once lie dull skin or even acne, hives and rashes before it. To see a confident personality come from a formerly shy individual that avoided eye contact is a beautiful thing.
In my experience of caring for thousands of people, the skin is a barometer of what lies inside the body. If the skin is sick, the body is toxic. Since the skin is the largest elimination organ it tends to pick up the slack when the body has an abundance of garbage lying around. You don't need to be constipated for this to be the case. Antibiotics, steroidal drugs, and a poor diet can alter the delicate balance of friendly and unfriendly bacteria in the colon inhibiting it's ability to eliminate well and thereby causing a back-up of toxins in your body.
So lesson learned, healthy colon = beautiful skin!