Thursday, 31 March 2016

For Radiant Skin, Boost Your Vegetable Intake

Fresh vegetables are also essential for creating healthy, beautiful skin (ideally organic, to avoid toxic pesticides). Vegetables are high in both water and nutrients (including essential minerals), and promote optimal functioning of your natural detoxification systems.
For example, healthy liver function is supported by dark green leafy veggies such as kale, spinach, dandelion greens, and broccoli. Aim for a wide variety of veggies in different colors for the widest variety of nutrients and antioxidants.
Orange-red vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and red peppers are particularly rich in beta-carotene. Your body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which prevents cell damage and premature aging.  Spinach and other leafy greens provide lots of vitamin A, too.
Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and Swiss chard also provide lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants are perhaps most well-known for their eye benefits, but they also benefit your skin.
Similar to astaxanthin, research6 has shown lutein and zeaxanthin can provide a four-fold increase in protection against skin damage caused by UV radiation.
For a listing of lutein-rich foods, please see my previous article, “Eat Right to Protect Your Eyesight.” A simple way to ensure you’re getting enough fresh vegetables in your diet is to juice them.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Cosmetic injections in the kitchen

The damage was put right by Dr Vincent Wong who shares his advice for those considering cosmetic procedures.
First broadcast on You and Yours, 7 March 2016.

Monday, 14 March 2016

The Health Benefits of Honey

In addition to being a tasty natural sweetener, honey is rich with healing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Discover the many health benefits of honey!

Friday, 11 March 2016

Sensitive Skin ?

What is sensitive skin? Although up to 50 percent of women say they have it, the exact definition varies depending on whom you ask. And despite the vast number of skin-care products targeted at treating sensitive skin, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. 

Sensitive skin reactions can range from breakouts to allergic reactions or even dry, chapped skin.

Use products with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Many dermatologists recommend benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid for major acne breakouts, but for some these products can cause side effects including drying, burning or irritating the skin. Before turning to these harsher options, try caring for acne with natural antibacterials and anti-inflammatories. One trial found that a 5 percent tea tree oil gel worked similarly to benzoyl peroxide against acne but with fewer side effects. Another study shows that thyme tincture may be more effective at treating acne than prescription creams. Witch hazel may also reduce skin inflammation. “Prevention is the mainstay of treatment,” Baumann says. “Products should be used even when acne has cleared to prevent recurrence.”

By Gina DeBacker 
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Monday, 7 March 2016

Stowaway Cosmetics Creaseless Concealer

This brand has gotten a lot of buzz because of its really unique philosophy: Everything the line offers is minimalist and portable, so it’s perfect for on-the-go and doesn’t waste time on anything you don’t need. This tiny secret weapon is no exception; its creamy formula is made up ofcoconut oil, which has moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help improve the look of pretty much every imperfection—even blemishes—on your face. $16,