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Thursday, May 29, 2014

BEAUTY WITH NICOLE--FOODS THAT FIGHT AGING

photo by Glysiak
Many foods, along with being good for our general health, are especially good for our skin. More and more we’re seeing these foods as ingredients in beauty products. For a double-dose of anti-aging, you should eat these foods as well as apply beauty products using them.

Soy is rich in hyaluronic acid, a substance that attracts moisture and keeps skin looking plump. Along with using soy-based products in your beauty regime, add edamame and tofu to your diet.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so the saying goes, but it’s also full of vitamin A which your body coverts to retinoic acid. Retinoic acid helps with skin cell rejuvenation. Serums infused with apple will even out skin tones.

Grapes have anti-inflammatory properties and can calm redness and soothe skin, and grape seed oil helps shrink pores. That’s why you’ll find it in many facial toners.


photo by Sakurai Midori
Environmental stressors, such as pollution and the sun, break down collagen, causing skin to thin and sag. Guava is high in vitamin C, an anti-oxidant that helps counter these stress factors. One food very high in vitamin C is guava. You’ll find it in some body creams.

2 comments:

Angela Adams said...

Apples just happen to be my favorite fruit. Thanks for the post.

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Thanks for stopping by, Angela!