Tag Archives: skin

8 Essential Ingredients for Beautiful Skin

27 Oct

pomegranates1. Avocado. A good source of biotin, avocados help prevent dry skin and brittle hair and nails. Used topically, they hydrate parched skin wonderfully. Try it yourself: Create a moisturizing mask by pitting the fruit. Puree the pulp, and pat it on your face. The  natural oils act as an emollient while skin-friendly vitamin E protects against premature aging.

2. Green tea. Green tea’s high on the list of healthy skin beverages, thanks to its impressive stockpile of polyphenols. Aim for 2-4 cups throughout your day.

3. Tomato. A German study found that lycopene-rich tomato paste helped participants prevent sunburn when they combined it with olive oil, daily for ten weeks. Besides being a great source of the antioxidant lycopene, tomatoes are considered a high-carotenoid fruit. These nutrients may help slow down cellular damage from free radicals. Continue reading

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The Cure for Anything…

28 Jul

… is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea.
~ Isak Dinesen

My boyfriend’s aunt shared a beauty secret with me over the weekend. She told me that swimming in the ocean led to a clearer, more balanced complexion — so much so that she fills up bottles when she can so it’s accessible at home. I thought this was ingenious, considering my own skin concerns (redness/occasional acne).

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Don’t you love simple and natural beauty solutions? Dive into these pages to learn more about how saltwater benefits your skin and body: