5 Surprising Things That Are Very Beneficial for Your Skin
With school and work back in session with no vacation plans in sight (until the holidays, perhaps), you may forget how important it is to treat yourself—and your skin. Stress from studying or work may appear in frown lines or wrinkles, and your daily perk-me-up coffee will create excess cortisol that accelerates the aging process and dehydrates your body. Besides monitoring your stress and reducing your caffeine consumption, we’ve thought of 5 surprising things that are beneficial for your skin and will potentially impact your well-being.
1. Organic Foods
Your body gains energy and vitamins from the food you eat. Conventionally-raised foods often contain hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides that are designed to be toxic. These chemicals are not recognized by your body, and will result in an inflammatory response due to hormone imbalance. Switching to organic produce and organically-raised meat and poultry will help you avoid these toxins and allow your body to function naturally.
2. Eating Citrus Peels
In 2013, the University of Arizona monitored people who ate citrus fruits, juices, and peels weekly, and discovered that those who ate the peels had a 33% decreased risk for squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. The peels contain limonene, a compound found in the peel’s oil that offers UV-protective benefits. Peels are often used as a garnish or as zest in recipes, so the next time you’re cooking our Younger-Approved Easy Baked Salmon, try adding some lemon zest on top for extra skin benefits.
3. Vitamin C
You can get your internal dose of Vitamin C by consuming oranges, pineapples, kale, broccoli, and other foods, but what if you had the opportunity to apply Vitamin C directly to your skin? Stabilized Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid, acts as a collagen production co-factor and a powerful antioxidant that increases oxygen flow to the skin. We recommend using our Advanced C Radiance Cream, a water-free cream with 10% Vitamin C and retinol to help boost skin’s radiance. Because this cream is water-free, the Vitamin C remains stable and active while it boosts cell repair and reduces inflammation from external factors like sun, smog, and pollution.
4. Tepid water
Although hot water may be your answer to waking up in a hurry and creating that sauna effect in your bathroom, both the water and steam wash away natural oils and leach moisture from your skin. Hot water also aggravates sensitive skin. For bathing and washing your face, it’s best to use tepid water.
Although yeast products, like bread and other baked goods, cause inflammation, it has been showing up in makeup and skincare lines. There is a species of yeast called saccharomyces cerevisiae—baker’s yeast—that can produce an anti-aging by-product when put through a biotechnological process. Yeast contains amino acids, proteins, and antioxidants that bring a youthful complexion due to its moisturizing properties. Plus, you may see yeast in your makeup, since the beauty industry is looking into more “green chemistry” to create eco-friendlier makeup.
It’s amazing how making small changes in your lifestyle can benefit your skin and well-being. We hope these 5 beneficial skincare ideas surprise you with how fresh and radiant your skin will look once you make them a part of your younger-looking skin and anti-aging lifestyle!
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