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Homemade Recipe for Wrinkles Around the Eyes

Time seems to be flying by these days and the fine lines and wrinkles popping up remind me that I’m not getting any younger. Anyway, there is a highly effective remedy that can be made from just two ingredients.  Sounds pretty cool, huh? 

Ingredients:

  •      50ml argan oil
  •      5 capsules vitamin E
  •      2 Cotton Swabs

Instructions:

  •      Prepare a mixture by mixing up the argan oil and the vitamin E capsules
  •      Dip the cotton swabs in this remedy and place them over your eye area
  •      Leave them for 10 minutes
  •      Relax while the cotton swabs are on your eyes
  •      Remove the cotton swabs and massage the skin around your eyes with your fingers

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Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are visible lines on the skin surface, with an off-color hue. They appear on the skin surface when someone grows quickly, or puts on weight quickly. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. See how get rid of them using natural ingredients.

  • Coconut Oil – Many women have found that coconut oil has an effect on stretch marks. The oil will be applied to the stretch marks 3 times a day.
  • Cocoa Butter – damaged skin massage with cocoa butter may decrease the chances of getting stretch marks. It works very well, especially for people who have darker skin. Do this massage once a day. Reducing stretch marks should be visible over a month.
  • Collagen – Researchers believe that massaging the skin helps to stimulate blood flow and evenly distributes collagen in the affected areas. Collagen is the protein responsible for skin strength and elasticity.
  • Lemon juice – Lemon juice is naturally acidic which helps heal and reduce stretch marks, acne, and other scars. Rub fresh lemon juice gently onto the stretch marks using circular motions. Allow the lemon juice to soak into your skin for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Another option is to mix equal quantities of cucumber juice and lemon juice and apply the mixture on the stretch marks.

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5 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight

Are pimples robbing off your peace? Well, that will not happen anymore. Understand the causes of pimples and their types. Follow the 5 natural remedies that can help you say good bye to pimples overnight! 

1. Toothpaste

Applying toothpaste to the skin to get rid of pimples is an age-old practice. It effectively gets rid of acne owing to the presence of ingredients such as baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, sodium pyrophosphate, alcohol, menthol, and most importantly triclosan. Triclosan is a preservative that is an active ingredient in toothpastes, soaps, bathing gels, and acne treatment products. It is also a well-known anti-bacterial agent. Another important ingredient in toothpaste is baking soda.

Apply the paste to different areas of your face and body and assess howeach of the areas react to it. Leave the toothpaste on for at least 15 minutes. If you do not notice any irritation, it is safe to use on your skin for an extended period of time.

Apply the toothpaste directly into the pimple in small quantities. Do not massage it into your skin, just place a small blob of toothpaste over the pimple.

2. Apply some apple cider vinegar

Instead of buying a typical over-the-counter pimple cream, why not allow mother nature to work her magic on your skin? Celebrities such as Hilary Duff and Scarlett Johanson use ACV to cleanse their skin and keep pimples away. They have the choice to use super-expensive products and they choose to use good old ACV, and here’s why…

– During the creation of ACV, substances such as malic acid are formed, which give ACV antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties which help prevent acne and skin infections.

– ACV’s natural goodness also unblocks pores and allows skin to breathe properly, so it is very effective in treating acne and pimples.
– AVC doesn’t just effectively remove excess oil from your skin, it also helps to balance pH levels and can prevent your skin from becoming too oily or too dry by balancing the production of sebum.

To make your own ACV toner, mix equal parts of ACV and water. You can get creative with your ACV solution. Try adding green tea, aloe vera gel or witch hazel. After a while when your skin got used to it, you can gradually increase the concentration of the ACV. It depends on the tolerance of your skin. Just make sure you shake it before you use it, so that the water and ACV are thoroughly mixed up. 

To apply ACV to your skin, simply use a cotton bud and gently glide over skin to remove make-up, oil and impurities. Be careful not to get it in your eyes!. If you are suffering from a breakout, then be warned it will sting your pimples. However, this should feel like a ‘good’ hurt, and not be intolerable.

When you use AVC for the first time, after 5 minutes, it is a good idea to rinse it off with warm water. This is just so your skin isn’t too exposed to ACV on your first time. If you don’t get a reaction, then the next time you use it, don’t wash it off, and then you can build up your skin’s tolerance. It is best to apply the ACV toner at night as ACV can increase sensitivity to ultra-violet rays.

3. Honey

Honey is a secret natural cosmetic product which treats acne and other beauty problems. Honey is commonly used in two ways: either as a mask or scrub, applied directly to the affected area, or as a dietary supplement to improve overall health.

Directions:

  • Use a cotton ball to apply a small amount of raw honey to the affected area.
  • Leave for 30 minutes and rinse first with warm water, then cold water.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.
  • Note: Alternately apply raw honey to the affected area before going to sleep and cover with a bandage. Leave overnight and rinse with water the next morning.

4. Use eye drops

Eye drops are made to remove redness. They contain tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride, which helps get rid of redness (usually in the eyes).

Directions:

  • Put a small amount of the eye drop solution on a Q-Tip and apply it gently to the pimple.
  • Alternately, freeze a Q-Tip that’s been soaked in eye drop solution overnight. Apply it gently to the pimple. The cold will suppress the inflammation, and the tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride in the eye drops should help relieve redness.
  • Rubbing it on your entire face can cause more irritation. Only rub on affected areas. Don’t use this technique too often or it could have an adverse effect.

5. Oatmeal boost

Oatmeal can power you up from the inside out-and the outside in. If you soak/cook your oats and use them in mask, they can reduce the inflammation and unsightly redness that accompanies breakouts. Add some honey to your mask and you have a great recipe for a rather tasty sounding acne remedy. Keep in mind that oatmeal on its own will not cure your acne, and should be used as part of a sensible routine acne treatment. However, it may very well reduce the blatant, painful, appearance of the breakouts.

You will need…
-One serving of oatmeal-steel cut seems to work well
-Water
-Two tablespoons raw honey

Directions:
Whip up a batch of oatmeal as usual, or by following the directions on the box. When it is finished and still hot, add two tablespoons of honey. Let mixture cool to room temperature. Keep in mind it retains quite a bit of heat, so really make sure it’s a comfortable temperature before applying it to your skin-the last thing you need is a burn! Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. When it has set, rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

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5 Simple DIY Honey Face Masks

Taking care of our skin in every phase of life should be important. When we are young we need to protect it, as we become teens we have to take care of it, then as adults we try to prolong that youthful look! One way to take care of your skin is to use face masks. They not only sooth your skin but also rejuvenate it.

We have put together 7 Simple Homemade Honey Face Masks for you to try at home. Most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry or refrigerator, making it that much easier to get your spa night going! 

  • Honey and Clay Facial Mask

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Ingredients:
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon clay
1 tablespoon honey
a few drops of essential oils
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until creamy and apply the mask on your face. Leave it to act until it dries. Thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water.

  • Honey and Strawberries Facial Mask

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Ingredients:
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 egg white
two strawberries
2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil or jojoba
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until creamy and apply the mask on your face. Leave it to act until it dries. Thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water.

  • Honey and Avocado oil Facial Mask

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Ingredients:
1/2 avocado
2 tablespoons of avocado oil
30g honey
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until creamy and apply the mask on your face. Leave it to act until it dries. Thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water.

  • Honey and Rose Facial Mask

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Ingredients:
May rose petals (crushed in water)
2 tablespoons rose water
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon yogurt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until creamy and apply the mask on your face. Leave it to act until it dries. Thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water.

  • Honey and Almonds Facial Mask

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Ingredients:
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons almonds (crushed)
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until creamy and apply the mask on your face for 20 minutes. Thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water.

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10 Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks For 2016 For Girls

When you start brainstorming your Valentine’s Day beauty look, there are a few requirements. First, it has to be smoking hot, like three-alarm sexy. Second, it has to be smudge-proof (cough, cough). Third, it has to be easy enough to do at home. Well, consider this your date-night textbook. We’ve rounded up our favorite makeup looks! Enjoy Valentines’ Day to the fullest. Check out the collection. Cheers! 

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24 Uses for Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is high in magnesium, and it has amazing healing properties when it’s dissolved into water and you give yourself a good soak.  Here are a few restorative ways you can use Epsom salt to start feeling better!  Please note that a few of these are internal uses.  They are safe for most people, but some people do experience side effects, so check with a doctor before you swallow Epsom salts dissolved in water. Keep reading for 24 incredible ways to use Epsom salt—you may be surprised by more than a few of these clever Epsom salt uses! 

24 EPSOM SALT USES!

1. Pedicure — Combine 1/2 cup Epsom salt and warm soapy water, then soak your feet for 5 minutes to soften skin. Remove nail polish, push back cuticles, then cut and file your nails. Soak an additional 5 minutes in a warm Epsom salt bath for super soft feet.

2. Hair volumizer — Combine equal parts conditioner and Epsom salt. Work the mixture through your hair and leave for 20 minutes. The result? Hair full of va-va-voom and volume!

3. Facial scrub — This is one of my favorite Epsom salt uses. Mix 1/2 tsp of Epsom salt with your favorite cleanser; massage into skin using small circles to give your pores a deep-cleaning. Rinse your face with cool water, pat dry. This is one of the most refreshing Epsom salt uses!

4. Relax — Create the perfect detox bath salts! Add two cups of Epsom salt to your very-warm bath water and soak for 15 minutes. You can purchase Epsom salt with lavender or eucalyptus for an extra-soothing bath experience. Be careful when standing up, you’ll find that you are VERY relaxed after your Epsom salt bath.

5. Sea salt texturizing hair spray — Combine 1 cup of hot water, 2 tablespoons Epsom salt, 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel and 1/2 tsp conditioner in a spray bottle. Spray salt mixture into hair and scrunch hair with your hand for pretty beachy-waves.

6. Fabric softener crystals — Mix 4 cups of Epsom salt and 20 drops of essential oil to make DIY fabric softener crystals. Use 1/4 cup per load and add at beginning of wash. What a clever way to use Epsom salt, and also a way to save money!

7. Splinter removal — Soak your finger in an Epsom salt bath for easy splinter extraction.

8. Body scrub — After showering, massage handfuls of Epsom salt over wet skin to exfoliate the body. Get a spa treatment at home!

9. Exfoliation — For exfoliation, mix 2 cups of Epsom salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Gently massage into dry patches for smoother skin.

10. Mosquito bites — Epsom salt can ease the symptoms of mosquito bites. Make a compress by soaking a washcloth in cold water that has been mixed with Epsom salt (2 tablespoons per cup of water), then gently apply to the bite area. This is yet another one of my favorite Epsom salt uses.

11. Sore muscles and arthritis — If your muscles or joints ache, an Epsom salt bath is a great way to find relief. Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to your very-warm bath water, agitate the water with your hands to dissolve it then soak for 15 minutes.

12. Tile cleaner — Mix equal parts of dish soap and Epsom salt for a super easy and effective tile cleaner. Rinse with clear water. This is one of the most frugal Epsom salt uses, a great way to save on cleaning supplies and to use a natural alternative to harsh chemical cleaners!

13. Bedtime bath for kids — Add one cup of Epsom salt to your kids’ evening bath to help them sleep more peacefully.

14. Headache relief — Evidence shows that that soaking in an Epsom salt bath can relieve headache symptoms.

15. Acne — Epsom salt has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties making it a fantastic natural treatment for acne.

16. Remove odor on hands and feet — Add 3 Tablespoons of Epsom salt to 1 quart of warm water and soak your hands or feet for 15 minutes. This will makes your skin soft, your nails shine, and also help remove foul odors.

17. Relieve constipation — Pour 8 oz. of drinking water into a glass, mix with 1 to 2 tsp. of Epsom salt and drink the mixture for immediate relief of constipation. Mixing directions are also found on most Epsom salt packages, consult your physician before trying this.

18. Sunburn relief — Dissolve two tablespoons of Epsom salt in 1 cups of water and spray on minor sunburns.

19. Draw out infection — For simple infections on hands or feet, soak in a hot Epsom salt bath for 10 minutes to help clear the area. Note, some staph infections are worsened by soaking in hot water, consult your physician.

20. Cure for common cold — Did you know that Epsom salt baths can speed healing by detoxifying your body and increasing your white blood cell count? Try an Epsom salt bath the next time you feel those first symptoms of a cold.

21. Reduce swelling — Epsom salt baths can help the appearance of bruises and reduce swelling.

22. Deter slugs — Sprinkle a trail of Epsom salt around the area you want to be free of slugs.

23. Blackhead removal — Mix a teaspoon of Epsom salt, 3 drops iodine and half a cup of boiling water. Dab this solution to your blackheads with a cotton ball to help naturally extract them.

24. Insecticide — Mix Epson salt with water, add to a spray bottle and spray on plants to naturally deter insects.

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How To Reduce Oily Skin on Face Naturally

Anyone struggling with greasy, shiny, oily skin might argue that the mere existence of sebum (the medical term for skin oils) is a curse. Yet Mother Nature intended for it to serve a beneficial purpose.

The source of all the trouble is the microscopic sebaceous gland, safely hidden beneath the surface of the skin. Sebaceous glands are part of the pilosebaceous unit (hair + oil gland duo). These glands (envision partially inflated balloons) lie deep within the dermis. They connect with the hair shaft and empty their contents onto the surface of the skin through the pores. All skin surfaces, with the exception of the palms and soles, possess sebaceous glands. The area with the most oil-producing ability is the one most crowded with sebaceous glands – it’s the notorious T-zone (forehead, nose and chin).

Sebaceous glands produce sebum, a complex blend of varied lipids (an assortment of fats), and dead sebaceous gland cells, (the cells that manufacture the sebum). Fats found in sebum include triglycerides, wax monoesters, squalane and free fatty acids. 

Here are some essential tips girls with oily skin can do to control excess sebum

  • Cleansing your skin with Salicylic acid

If you have oily skin, you should lean toward an over the counter acne cleansing gel that helps keeping your face clean, fresh and and oil free. The best option is a cleansing gel with about 2% salicylic acid. This way you control excess sebum, unclog pores and skin does not dry out so much. If you already have acne, salicylic acid will reduces inflammation.

  • Do not skip the sunscreen

Sunscreen can help to control sebum and the shine on your face. To not use too much on face though and skip moisturizer in the morning. Apply a mineral sunscreen, based on zinc or titanium dioxide to absorb oils. Buy a quality sunscreen product. If you don’t carefully choose your sunscreen, you may do more harm than good.

  • Use less makeup

The foundation not only makes your face feel stuffed when temperatures go crazy, but it also melts and clogs pores. The result – they produce even more sebum. Change your foundation with a loose tinted BB cream based on a mineral powder that absorbs oil. As for the rest, keep your makeup as simple as possible.

 

  • Exfoliate weekly

If you exfoliate your skin too often, sebaceous glands are stimulated to secrete even more oil. Therefore, it is advisable to exfoliate your skin weekly to clean it and to help him breathe. You can exfoliate using a homemade scrub, those are less harhs than the store bought ones as you prepare them yourself, following your skin texture and sensitivity level, using natural products.

  • Excess sebum and food

Pay attention to what you eat! While food won’t give you acne, spicy foods can dilate blood vessels, making the skin sweat and produce more sebum. Give up these foods at summer time and includes carrots, spinach and cantaloupe in your diet. Vitamin A in those veggies will slow down the oil production, helping you control excess sebum better.

Do you have any tips on how to control excess sebum and look fresh and acne free? I would love to hear them.

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5 Moves To Target The Troublesome Inner Thigh

​If you’re working to lose that last bit of weight, specifically around the thigh area that you can never seem to get rid of, check out these 5 best exercises for thighs that will have you toned and shapely, and help you lose the weight there for good. Yes, it is possible to actually be happy with the way your legs look!

​If you combine the following workouts and do them three times a week, you will see definite results. Keep that in mind once you are feeling the burn!

Move #1 – Wide Plie Squat: Start out with your feet a little more than shoulder width apart and point your toes outward. Hold your dumbbell or kettlebell out in front of you and squat. Making sure you keep your back slightly bent. Your butt should stick out like you are sitting in a chair.

Move #2 – Table Top Side Kicks: Get down on all fours, making sure your back is straight and your hands are under your shoulders, knees under your hips. Lift your right leg and cross it behind your left leg, tapping your right toe to the floor. From there, lift your leg back up and kick it to your right side. Try to lift it as high as your hip and kick it as far forward as you can. Cross it back behind your left leg and tap the floor. That’s one rep. Do as many sidekicks as you can in 30 seconds then switch legs for another 30 seconds.

Move #3 – Medicine Ball Thigh Press: Lying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground, put the medicine ball between your knees. Lift your butt off the ground and focus on keeping your core tight while remaining as straight as you can–don’t let your butt droop towards the floor. Slowly squeeze your knees together for 30 seconds then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 3 times. (To intensify this exercise, lift your hips up while still squeezing the medicine ball!)

Move #4 – Standing Leg Extension: Take your exercise band and tie it around your legs. Aim to have it resting above your ankle. Stand hip-width apart. Shift your weight to your left foot and pick up your right foot, keeping your right leg straight. Raise your right leg up and to the side until you really feel the band pulling against your leg. Slowly lower your leg back to your left foot, but do NOT set it down. That is one rep. Do as many as you can for 30 seconds, then switch legs and repeat for another 30 seconds.

Move #5- Stability Ball Twists: Lie down on your back, legs fully extended and hands comfortably at your sides. Place the exercise ball between your feet. Lift your legs, keeping them straight and really squeeze the exercise ball. Turn the ball to the left with your legs so that your right foot is above your left. Do not rotate your upper body. Only twist your legs. Rotate the ball through the middle and to your right, so now your left foot is above your right. For extra core work, lift your shoulders off the mat, hovering your upper body above the floor as you twist side to side. Turn the ball to the left and right as many times as you can in 60 seconds.

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11 Things You Should NEVER Put on Your Face

 

If you put these products on your face, you will regret it! There’s something to be said for DIY and quick-fix skin care, but with the Internet as our main resource for tips, tricks and recipes, what we can make do with at home isn’t always what’s actually going to help our skin in the long run. These 11 various products and ingredients have gotten a rap for being safe for your skin, but they’re actually among the worst for causing dryness and irritation that can lead to serious skin issues.

  1. Hair Spray.You may have heard somewhere that it will help set your makeup, but it should NEVER be applied to your face because it contains lacquers and alcohol that will dry our your skin, causing your skin to become dehydrated and you to look older. Plus, hair spray has repellents in it that could irritate your skin, leaving it red and bumpy.
  2. Deodorant.Just because it keeps your underarms from sweating through your shirt does not mean it should be swiped over any area of your face that might perspire in hopes of keeping your makeup from melting down your face. You want your skin to be able to breathe. It’s doing what it needs to for a reason, and you don’t need to stop it. If you want to learn how to keep your makeup in place when temperatures rise, read this.
  3. Hair Color.If you color your hair regularly and want your brows to match, use a vegetable-based colorant or tinted brow mascara on your arches instead of your at-home hair color, since the formulas are less harsh. Box dye can be too irritating for the skin around your eye area and can even make your eyes burn and tear up.
  4. Vegetable Shortening.Even though this can be applied to your body skin to help treat psoriasis, it’s far too heavy for your face and may even clog your pores, leading to breakouts.
  5. Shampoo.The same surfactants that clean your hair, stripping it of excess oil and dirt, are not the same ones that you should be cleansing your skin with. Shampoos are manufactured to clean and do things to your hair shaft, they’re not designed to deal with the delicate molecules of your skin. If you washed your face with shampoo, it would end up being really dry and flaky.
  6. Hair Serum.Just because a formula has the word “serum” on the label doesn’t mean it’s the same kind of serum that your skin can handle. You’re trying to coat the hair shaft with different types of ingredients that you wouldn’t normally use to treat fine lines or any other skin woes. Plus, a lot of them contain fragrances that can heavily irritate your facial skin.
  7. Body Lotion.It would be nice to just slather on one lotion and be done with it, but body lotions should NEVER be applied to your face because they’re usually a lot thicker and typically contain fragrances that might irritate your facial skin. On your face, you should always use something more gentle and delicate. Think of body lotions and creams like spackle — they’re there to fill in lost moisture, not to target your facial needs like anti-aging.
  8. Foot Creams.This is basically a no-brainer, but if you’re desperate and only have a foot cream laying around, DO NOT put it anywhere near your face — even if you just have a tiny dry patch. They’re just too rich, thick, and sticky to be applied to your facial skin. They’re formulated to break down thick calluses on your feet and often contain chemical exfoliants at percentages that you would never want to use on your face.
  9. Nail Polish.Trying to paint your face for a Halloween or costume party? This only belongs on your nails. It has acrylic molecules that will actually dry the skin out. So, if you’re thinking about doing up your face for a theme party, only use paint designed for your face.
  10. Acetic Acids aka Vinegar.Yes, you can apply vinegar onto your face as a toner, but it’s better to get a toner that contains the ingredient instead of whipping a bottle out of your kitchen cabinet. Vinegar can lose water over time and become stronger, so if you use it on your skin, it can actually burn it if you don’t know exactly how long it’s been in your possession.
  11. Mayonnaise.This ingredient is in a lot of DIY hair masks because it’s hydrating TO YOUR HAIR. But it’s not a good idea to put it on your skin because it’s too acidic and too occlusive, meaning it doesn’t allow your skin to breathe and can clog your pores. If you want to try any at-home facial masks, here are a few that are safe to whip up.

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How Do You Get Healthier Skin?

First, customize your diet plan, no matter what it is:
Nutrients and vitamins for healthy skin can be found in a ton of foods, so you’re still able to follow a specific eating plan, like the Paleo diet or going vegan, without worrying about how it’ll show up on your complexion. “At the end of the day, that’s why you have to eat a variety of foods, so that you make sure you don’t miss out on any of these nutrients,” explains nutritionist, dietitian, and the author of The Small Change Diet. “And I think many times when we go on these limiting diets, we just think that it’s not possible. It’s totally possible, but we need to be aware of what we need to be choosing.” 

To Improve Skin’s Texture:
Eat Flavonols: Foods that have this antioxidant could play a part in helping to reduce roughness in the skin, explains Gans. Get your helping of this nutrient by eating things like blueberries, eggplants, tomatoes, and beans.

To Improve the Appearance of Sun Damage:
For protection, eat Lycopene: The sun can really accelerate aging, and we’ll take all the protection we can get. Gans says that eating foods with this nutrient in it could possibly help eliminate skin-aging free radicals caused by the sun’s rays. While it’s big in cooked tomatoes, you can get it from eating watermelon, pink and red grapefruit, and red cabbage. Since it appears in so many fruits, those following a low-carb diet should be sure they’re getting it in with their fruit portion.

And, eat Vitamin E: You see this ingredient pop up in many skin care bottles, and for good reason. Gans explains it “could protect the skin cells from UV light and other environmental factors.” Get your dose of it from olive oil (ideal for anyone following a Mediterranean diet), kiwi, papaya, and kale.

To reverse any damage, eat Catechins: “By neutralizing changes that may appear in your sun exposed skin, it may reverse the effects of sun damage, notes Gans. You can find it in cherries, blackberries, raspberries, plums, apples, pears, and even dark chocolate.

Reduce Inflammation and Blotchiness:
Battle Wrinkles with Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Believed to attract water to your skin, Gans says these anti-inflammatory fats could possibly even reduce wrinkles. It’s found in foods like fish, tofu, and flaxseed.

Help with acne by adding Zinc: Another anti-inflammatory with an added plus, this substance plays a part in your sebum production. A deficiency in sebum, explains Gans, could contribute to acne. Look to oysters, chickpeas, cashews, yogurt, and milk.

Soothe skin with Niacin: Gans explains that the anti-inflammatory niacin, also known as vitamin b3, could soothe irritated or blotchy skin. It’s found in foods like barley, bulgur, tuna, salmon, chicken, and whole grains.

Calm blemishes with Riboflavin: This is another B vitamin that Gans says could possibly reduce the skin blemishes that pop up due to rosacea. Eat mackerel, trout, almonds, sesame seeds, and roasted edamame.

Preserving Elastin:
Battle aging with Selenium: This vitamin may help with your anti-aging efforts. Gans says it could help preserve elastin, which is the protein that keeps your skin tight and can be found in tuna, turkey, low-fat cottage cheese, Brazil nuts, and oysters. However, those following a vegan diet need to be weary. “You’ve got to be careful though because many of these foods, like Brazil nuts—you eat too many of them and you ate too many calories,” says Gans.

Collagen production.
Boost collagen production with Vitamin C: Gans notes this is a biggie for producing collagen and repairing skin cells. Find it in dark leafy greens, broccoli, strawberries, peppers, and oranges.

Repair skin cells.
Maintain and repair cells with Vitamin A: This ingredient is essential for helping to repair and maintain our skin cells, Gans notes. Head to the produce aisle—it can be found in foods like cantaloupe, sweet potato, mango, and carrots.

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