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Eating for Healthy Skin.

Woman Eating FruitBoth men and women are always on the search for a beauty product that will make their skin have that healthy glow, and their hair have that silky shine. 

 While these products have been proven to work, they only work to a certain extent. To help aid in getting the best results, it’s not just what you apply, but what you eat. That old saying “you are what you eat” is really true. There are several types of food, being rich in vitamins E and C, and omega 3 fatty acids, that are good for your skin.

 The reason vitamin C is great for your skin is its ability to boost the production of collagen in the body. Collagen is important because it helps maintain the firmness of your skin, giving you that youthful look. 

You can generally find vitamin C in  citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and even in  blueberries, and kiwis. 

Another great source of vitamin C doesn’t come from food but from RèACTIVE by Neocutis, this anti-oxidant defense has more concentrated vitamin C than an orange. It also helps aid in anti-oxidant regeneration and provides additional anti-oxidants while maintaining cellular energy. On top of using RèACTIVE chemical peels offer a great boost in skin health as they are made from fruit and are referred to as glycolic peels. A glycolic peel is made of natural acid that is derived from the natural sugar found in citrus fruits and sugar cane. Peels are great since they promote the production of collagen and remove dry,dead skin cells leaving behind radiant, smooth, glowing skin. “The Beauty expert” Donna Fay Graziano performs chemical peels 

Vitamin E is key because it reduces skin flare-ups and increases the overall health of your hair. Vitamin E can be found in walnuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds. Not only are you increasing the health of your hair and skin but the use of vitamin E and C also strengthens your immune system. 

There’s one last food that can improve your skin, and that’s dark chocolate. But before you run out and buy as much as you can, it’s only chocolate with high levels of cocoa flavanols, phytonutrient compounds, that have antioxidants. 

To learn more about how foods can improve the  overall health of your skin, read our post on Cooking Your Way to Gorgeous

How to Get Rid of Sheet Marks on Your Face.

Woman Looking in MirrorYou Woke Up With Sheet Marks On Your….

Sheet marks freak us out because of how seemingly unfixable they are. And, if you slept in later than usual, you’re probably looking at a solid morning of wrinkle face. “The Beauty Expert” Donna Fay says to treat marks with a gentle micro-exfoliating cleanser, followed by a moisturizing mask to re-plump the skin. 

As for me, I am a side sleeper. Considering how much I love my sleepy-time, I know I should be sleeping on my back if I want to keep the ‘sleep lines’ away. Also, I have read somewhere that sleeping on your side also contributes to breast sag, since your girls are dangling downward, stretching the ligaments.

But truth be told, I am way more concerned about wrinkles than any other side-effects of side-sleeping.It’s not that I haven’t tried to become a back-sleeper but almost every attempt ends back at my habitual position i.e. comfortably on my left side. Oh, well……I really hope I’ll be able to train myself soon enough.

In the meantime, to avoid wrinkles from making an early appearance on my face, I have switched to satin pillowcases which are said to be more forgiving than the usual cotton ones and won’t tug at the skin.

You can also try a light face massage. “This engages the lymphatic system to try to get the fluids moving under the skin.” You can also apply an ice-cold washcloth, which will constrict your pores. That, plus a bit of time, should do the trick.” Both advise getting in on that silk-pillowcase action, too. Think of it as preventative medicine.

How about you? Are you a side sleeper too?

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