Friday, August 5, 2011

EAT YOUR WAY TO BETTER SKIN PART 2

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Here is some more information that I found about EATING YOUR WAY TO BETTER SKIN.  All of the information has been taken from magazines and different sites.  I hope that this information helps. 

Lemon + kiwi = complexion clearer

How come oranges get all the citrus-fruit street cred? “Lemons help your body detox by supporting your liver and kidneys,” says Peter Lamas, founder of Lamas Beauty. “The cleaner your system is, the clearer your complexion will be.” Kiwifruits have the same effect, notes beauty dietitian and nutritionist Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D. “One cup of peeled kiwifruit contains more vitamin C than the equivalent amount of oranges … and research has suggested that high vitamin C intake is associated with fewer wrinkles,” writes Drayer in The Beauty Diet


Ginger = puffy-eye fighter

“Slice into some ginger,” suggests nutritional consultant Allison Tannis, B.Sc., M.Sc., R.H.N., the author of Feed Your Skin, Starve Your Wrinkles. “Not only is it a great spice to add to your salad dressing or stir-fry, it has anti-inflammatory properties. Skin conditions like acne and psoriasis cause your skin to appear puffy and red, both of which are signs of inflammation.” So when you’re tempted to order Chinese takeout one night, go for it—and indulge in something gingery.

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Papaya = glow enhancer

Exotic fruit like papayas can help give you an I-just-back-from-a-relaxing-getaway glow. “You can spend your money on an exotic vacation instead of paying for an expensive face-lift, thanks to this tropical fruit,” writes Tannis about the carotene-, vitamin C- and flavonoid-packed food, which can help fight wrinkles and other signs of aging.


Wheat germ = new skin-cell booster

Sprinkling some vitamin B-packed wheat germ over your morning yogurt or cereal will do wonders for your skin, says Tannis. “The best way to ensure your skin is looking its best is to eat foods that offer your skin the nutrients needed to make more healthy, new cells. B vitamins are really important because they support rapid cell division—which is just what you want.”

We all know the right foods can boost brain power and affect our moods, and we recently learned the ones that can help us live longer. But have you ever thought about how what you put in your mouth shows up your face (beyond that whole pizza/acne myth). Here, dietitian Jae Berman dishes out how you can truly eat your way to better skin: 
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1. Vegetables: Think green and orange foods (spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, citrus). They contain the antioxidant vitamin C which facilitates cell turnover and aids in collagen production. Carrots also contain vitamin A which, combined with the C, helps increase the skin's natural sun protection—and they help prevent breakouts by getting rid of dead skin cells.


2. Berries: The flavinols in cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries (and in dark chocolate!) act as an antioxidant and improve skin texture, leaving it soft and smooth.


3. Fish: Skip the facial and eat fish two to three times a week. Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids—an anti-inflammatory that fights puffiness, redness, and irritation. Even canned tuna has benefits: It battles wrinkles with Selenium, a mineral that preserves the elastin in the skin, which keeps it tight.


4. Nuts: They make quick, easy snacks and just a handful does a lot of good. Almonds help protect skin from UV light because they contain high levels of antioxidant vitamin E. Walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids and act as an anti-inflammatory, just like fish.


5. Oils: One of Cleopatra's ancient beauty secrets—olive oil. It's high in antioxidants and keeps skin supple. And flaxseed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, just like fish, and offers all the same benefits.


LET ME KNOW HOW YOU MAINTAIN YOUR SKIN....

3 comments:

  1. i just wash my face at least three times a day... and avoiding stressful things... ;)

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  3. thank you laurice for the link..

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