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Look for these ingredients in skincare products.

REFRESHERS
Red rice - powders, vinegars, and extracts can purify oil-prone skin.
Grapefruit and lemon grass are good ingredients for refreshers, too.

EYE AND LIP PROTECTORS.
You can use products with carrot oils to keep eyes looking young.
Cucumbers cool and moisturize the eye areas.
Turmeric in balms nourishes your lips .
Shea, avocado, and olive butters hydrate.

MASKS
Cinnamon and zinc in masks can balance oily skin.
Goji berries and a├žai berries provide beta carotene and vitamins

CLEANSERS
Look for tropical fruit enzymes and organic aloe. These gently dissolve dead skin cells.
More ingredients for cleansers. Vitamins E, C, and D, green tea extract help calm skin. Oat amino acids exfoliate.

FOODS FOR YOUR FACE
Cook with Olive oil
Eat wild honey and yogurt

MOISTURIZERS
Omega 3 fatty acids help calm and condition inflamed skin

MORE!
Eating nuts can prevent dry skin, and reduce the signs of aging(wrinkles).
Almonds have Vit E.
Walnuts provide omega 3 oils.
Peanuts fight cancer.
Soy and B vitamins help break down carbs and fatty acids.
Your skin needs calcium, unsaturated fatty acids. Add minerals copper and magnesium. Soybean curds have been used to treat skin infections.

Drink tea, especially green tea.

Red, deep-yellow, and orange fruits high in carotenoids (cancer fighting antioxidants). Lemons fight heart disease (antioxidant limonene).
Tomatoes work best best cooked.

Eat blueberries and raspberries to ward off UV damage.

Fish protein helps maintain and repair the body at a cellular level.

Add wild salmon, sardines, and trout to your diet. Salmon’s bright pink or deep red color comes from astaxanthin, an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory

SPICES FOR YOUR SKIN
Cinnamon adds flavor and helps your skin.
Turmeric is full of B6, minerals, and antioxidants.
Use honey to sweeten. Honey has antioxidants, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It can stimulate the immune system and clear infections. Add to tea or spread on toast.

HEALTHY OILS
Good for you fat comes from olives and from extra virgin olive oil. Oleic acid keeps the surface of your skin cells supple.
Nutrients go in and waste goes out. Too cool.

Yogurt provides beneficial bacteria that can calm inflammatory skin conditions.

EAT CHOCOLATE!
Chocolate has antioxidants. Dark chocolate has the highest levels. It increases skin hydration and reduces roughness.

4 comments

  1. Toni V.S. // May 31, 2008 at 12:55 PM  

    EAT CHOCOLATE! Thanks for the advice, MM. I love dark chocolate, anyway, and now I have a great excuse--I'm helping my skin!

  2. Beth Trissel // May 31, 2008 at 5:03 PM  

    Absolutely fascinating, Mary! So much good info here!

  3. Mary Ricksen // May 31, 2008 at 9:10 PM  

    Well considering that you look about forty it must be working. I'm game bring on the chocolate and the cucumbers.

  4. Mary Marvella // June 1, 2008 at 1:05 AM  

    New Mary, you are too kind! I sell some fab products but I figured the blog should be about ingredients instead of specific products.