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Eight Super Foods For A Beautiful Skin – Part I, Apples

1. Apples

Many people probably heard of this popular saying growing up: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples are known for their tremendous health benefits but did you know eating more apples will keep your skin hydrated and skin tone more even as well?

Lets take a look of apples’ nutritional value. In a hundred grams of apple contains about 10 grams of natural sugar and 2.4 grams of dietary fiber. In addition, apples contain many minerals necessary for the health of your body such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9, as well as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and and iron.

Apples are naturally high in antioxidants, such as vitamin C. If your skin tone is sallow and lacks radiance, vitamin C is one of the most effective way to increase your skin’s natural glow. Better yet, vitamin C will also prevent free radicals damaging your skin cells, thus it has become a popular ingredient for anti-aging treatment to keep cells from dying prematurely.

85.56% of an apple’s weight is water. Thus if your skin tend to be dry, eating more apples will keep your skin retain its moisture level. Another significance in apples’ nutritional value is their high concentration of natural fruit acid.  Fruit acid is an organic compound that can be used to treat acne and blemishes. Including fruit acid in your daily skincare routine will keep your pores unclogged and minimized, resulting in a smoother and more radiant skin texture.

Skincare products that contain apples:

1. Super Acne Treatment with Green Apple by Dr. Nicholas Perricone

This is a gentle acne treatment suitable for people with acne prone but sensitive skin. All other skin type can use this product as well. The product has a natural apple scented fragrance, which makes it very pleasant to use. In addition to its acne treatment abilities, Dr. P’s Green Apple Quercetin contains malic acid that firms and alpha lipoic acid that gently exfoliates for a smoother, cleaner skin.

Available at http://www.sephora.com and Sephora stores.

2. Green Apple Antioxidant Serum by Juice Beauty

If you love antioxidants, if you love all natural products, then you will love Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Antioxidant Serum. This is an anti-aging treatment that utilizes the power of super foods and their high concentration of natural antioxidants to prevent aging of the cells.

Available at http://www.sephora.com (online only)

3. Sugar Acai Age-Delay Body Cream by Fresh

This anti-aging body cream contains sugar apple extract to improve your skin’s collagen production and intercellular cohesion, which tightens and firms skin.

Available at http://www.sephora.com and Sephora stores.

苹果

苹果 美白保湿

苹果营养丰富,苹果中的维生素C是许多爱美人士奉为美容元素。苹果中含有0.3%的蛋白质,0.4%的脂肪,0.9%的粗纤维和各种矿物质、芳香醇类等。其所含的大量水分和各种保湿因子对皮肤有保湿作用,维他命C能抑制皮肤中黑色素的沉着,常食苹果可使皮肤白滑。另外,苹果中所含的丰富果酸成分可以使毛孔通畅,有祛痘作用。苹果的营养很丰富。吃苹果时要细嚼慢咽,这样不仅有利于消化,更重要的是对减少人体疾病大有好处。

除此之外,苹果性能温和,可作为天然面膜,也可以切片涂敷。对油性皮肤而言,将1/3个苹果捣成泥状,敷于面上15分钟,然后洗净,再用冷水洗脸,可以软化角质层,使油脂分泌平衡。

温馨提示:将削掉皮的苹果浸于凉开水里,可防止果肉与空气接触氧化。这样做果肉依然白嫩、保持口感。

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Summer in the Sun

Before you eagerly put on that favorite set of bikini you’ve been dying to wear for your much anticipated beach trip and hit the waves, don’t forget that while getting a head-turning beach babe tan may be important, protecting your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays should be a top priority. Not only you can get sunburned if you are not careful, exposure to UV rays is the number one cause of premature wrinkling and aging of your skin. Among a huge selection of different sunscreen products on the market, I was inclined to try out some new multitasking SPFs that go beyond broad spectrum protection.

Clarins Day Screen High Protection

This little bottle of sunscreen contains UV PLUS HP and an Anti-Pollution Complex for a comprehensive triple layer protection. UV PLUS HP uses a 100% mineral screen and is suitable for sensitive skin. The Clarins Anti-Pollution uses cantaloupe melon extract as a main ingredient to protect skin from harmful free radicals and pollution in the environment.

These cantaloupe melon extract are obtained from organic farming and thus contain an exceptional rich concentration of superoxide dismutase, an enzyme with antioxidant benefit. There are two patents pending on Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex.

Product Review

The texture of this sunscreen is slightly runny, looks like a light weight lotion and very moisturizing. Immediately after applying to the face, you can feel a faint cooling sensation. The finish is smooth to touch and makes your face very soft. The liquid is white colored but the shade disappears as soon as the product is absorbed into the skin. Because of its sheer texture, the product is absorbed very quickly. The scent is light and refreshing. Clarins Day Screen High Protection is oil free so anyone from sensitive to oily skin will be able to enjoy the product.

Product Highlights

– SPF 40

– Anti-Pollution

– Oil Free

– 100% Mineral

– $30 from sephora.com