H A P P Y N E W Y E A R!
It’s the first week of a brand new year and the perfect time to think about what you can do better.
What if by eating healthier you could also improve your skin? Win-win, right? Let’s take a look at some premier foods that do double duty.
WALNUTS are tasty on their own but can also be incorporated into so many recipes. Best of all, they are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which help protect your skin from the damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. A 1/4 cup provides more than 100% of the daily recommended amount Other nuts, such as ALMONDS, are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
AVOCADOS give us Vitamins C, B5, B6, and K, plus Potassium. They are also rich in Vitamin E, which helps the skin repair itself and keeps it moisturized and supple. The AVOCADO is used in many skin care products – like this one:
The areas underneath the eye and on the neck are particularly fragile, which is why they require extra-special care. This luxurious cream is especially good for normal to dry and sensitive skin types. Along with Avocado Oil, Theraderma Under Eye and Neck Cream also contains:
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Olive Oil
- Peach Kernel Oil
- Milk Protein, and
- Extracts of Rosemary and Sage Leaves and Ginseng Extract
SALMON is another food rich with omega-3 fatty acids, which protect against sun damage and also reduce inflammation in general. SALMON is also a good source of Vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12, D, Iodine, Choline, Biotin and Potassium. All that, and it tastes good, too!
BLUEBERRIES are sometimes called “superfood” and for good reason! This delicious fruit is chock full of antioxidants — especially vitamins C and E – which protect the tissues in your body and help repair damage. Other berries, including blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, are also rich in nutrients that are good for your skin. Do you suffer from very dry skin? Try this blueberry-rich moisturizer . . .
Osmosis Immerse Moisture Boost is so soothing for dry skin, with its formula of antioxidant oils from:
– Blueberry Seed Oil
– Vitamin E
– Lavendar Oil
– Lemon Essential Oil
– Citrus Oil
– Calendula oil – an anti-inflammatory that softens skin and helps soothe eczema, inflamed or itchy skin, and even wounds.
FLAXSEED is easy to add to your protein shake, cereal, French toast, muffin mix, or breadcrumb mixture. Sprinkle it often – and generously – for it’s an excellent source of those valuable omega-3 fatty acids that promote hair, skin, and nail growth – and, in particular, add luster and shine to your hair. Flaxseed contains lignans, which also act as antioxidants, playing an important role in fighting cancers as well. If you have oily, sensitive, or acne-prone skin, try this cleanser:
Gently cleanses while at the same time calming irritated or sensitive skin, with:
- Flaxseed oil
- Lavender oil
- Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids
- Vitamin F