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4 Benefits of Facial Masks

The beauty world seems to be obsessed with facial masks lately. Sheet masks, clay masks, charcoal masks, sleeping masks … the list seems endless. And with so many options, how do you know which masks are truly good for your skin, and which are just hopping on the bandwagon?

Lucky you, we’ve outlined four great benefits to look for in a face mask. These benefits aren’t comprehensive, but they address some of the most common skin concerns.

Nourish – One of the primary reasons to use a mask over another type of skin product, is that they can nourish your skin in ways typical cleansers, moisturizers and serums can’t. By design, masks are typically much thicker and left on the skin longer than other products, so they can pack nutrients onto your skin. Hydrating masks, like our Marbleberry HydraMask, are especially adept at nourishing and moisturizing skin.

Cleanse – Many facial masks act as purifiers and work to draw out impurities and bacteria that are too deep for your everyday cleanser to reach. These masks can act as detox agents because skin is noticeably cleaner and brighter after using a mask. Masks are your best bet for this deep cleaning process at home, and can lead to pores that look and feel better.

Lift – Most masks will, over time, help your skin look younger by moisturizing and replenishing essential nutrients. A great mask, however, will have specific anti-aging properties to instantly lift, tone and firm your skin, increase skin’s collagen production, smooth and even skin tone, and more.

Glow – The right mask will brighten your skin for an absolutely radiant glow. Our new IllumiMask, for example, has a revolutionary liquid form of vitamin A, the first of its kind, promotes new skin growth and is shown to reverse the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, helping skin appear brighter, younger and firmer.


Not all masks will include all of these benefits, so it’s important to focus on your primary skin concerns and go from there. What do you look for in a good facial mask?


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How to Stay Refreshed Throughout the Day

One of the greatest feelings in the world is refreshed, especially at the end of a long day. While we would love to always freshen up with a nap or a shower, neither is very appropriate for a work environment. So, how do we freshen up when we’re feeling a little frazzled?

Making a quick trip to the ladies room can instantly impact how you’re feeling mentally and physically. Take your makeup bag and powder your nose, reapply your lipstick or darken your eyeliner. A little touch-up will go a long way.

Take a walk
When projects are piling up, deadlines are looming and your social graces are gone, a quick walk outside will work wonders. The light exercise will calm you down, and burn some calories, while the vitamin D and fresh air will boost your mood and restore your energy.

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Stepping away from your computer to get a cold glass of water or a nurturing cup of coffee will give your eyes and mind a break, while making you feel good, so you can return to your work later with a fresh perspective.

Spritz a little
Nothing will instantly freshen and rejuvenate you quite like a spritz of an energizing mist. Our new line of Kinetic Mists cover everything from hydrating your skin to instantly calming redness to giving you a refreshing jolt of energy. Releasing next week, these will be an absolute must for any working woman’s handbag.

What do you do to refresh yourself throughout the day?

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Wild Nights? Wake up Fresh

We won’t judge if you have a few wild nights here and there (or even more often as a matter of fact). Whether you’re pulling long hours at the office (hey, that can get wild sometimes!) or you’re out partying the night away with good friends, the older we get, the more that “wild night” shows on our skin the next morning.

How many times have you heard “you look tired”? And how many times did you like hearing that? No one likes to hear they look tired. That’s code for “you look horrible,” or “what happened to you?”

If you use Conture before you hit the sack and again in the morning, we can help ensure that those wild nights result in you waking up fresh. Or at least looking like you woke up fresh as a daisy.

If you don’t believe us, how about the review from Refinery29.com, which quotes, “In all honesty, I’ve never found a product that instantly brightens my skin the way this one does (I discovered that it also helps lotions, serums, and creams absorb better, resulting in an even healthier flush).” She went on to say that Conture “instantly brightened her skin,” which is what you need after a wild night out.

A wild night out (or just even a late night out) makes your skin look dull and dry and tired, but Conture can fix all of that, instantly. It’s a workout for your face, which means it’s working it out, getting the blood flow and moisture moving again and none of your friends or nosey coworkers will even know what time you got home last night.

Conture will not only help you look refreshed in the morning, but the benefits will continue, lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, adding elasticity back to your skin and just giving you an all around glow so people think you got your regular 8+ hours of sleep at night. It’s a win-win!

If you’re really worried about being called out, chug an extra glass of water, grab a cup of coffee and use light eye shadow to make your eyes appear wider and more alert. And don’t worry – your pretty little secret is safe with us.

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How to Achieve Radiant Skin

The age-old question — no pun intended — that every woman wants to know: how do you achieve radiant-looking skin? It’s really a lot easier (and definitely cheaper) than you think.

Just follow these simple steps to ensure your skin glows as bright and radiant as it did 20 years ago.

Exfoliate – set a reminder on your phone if you have to, but it’s key to vibrant and glowing skin. As we blogged about a few months ago, exfoliating is a huge key to ultimate skincare. The most vital function is that it removes dead skin, which is the main culprit in dull-looking skin, but it also reduces discoloration and pigmentation along with fine lines and wrinkles. No one wants dull and discolored skin, right? Exfoliating also speeds up skin cell renewal, which means you’ll get that fresh new, bright skin faster.

Drink lots of water. Especially during the holidays, or flu season, or when you’re on tight deadlines at work and working extra-long hours. During those times, it’s important to drink more water than you think you need to. It will do wonders for your overall health and most definitely your skin. At the minimum, you should drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. (So, if you weigh 120 pounds, you should drink 60 ounces of water.) Ideally, though, you should drink a gallon of water, or 128 ounces, every day. It sounds like a lot, but you’ll eventually get used to it. And, your skin — and the rest of your body — will thank you.

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Take your makeup off, every single night. Even those nights when you are too tired to breathe take a few minutes and remove your makeup. Otherwise it will dull your skin and cause breakouts, which is the opposite of radiant-looking skin. If you’re too tired to go through the sometimes lengthy de-makeup routine, just invest in some makeup remover wipes. A couple of swipes and your skin is clean and ready for bed!

Add moisturizer or a crème every morning and every night. A good night crème will help your skin recover while you sleep, actively working to moisturize and repair the day’s damage. For a morning moisturizer, you’ll want something light that will hydrate your skin without making it feel or look greasy. Our Kinetic AM Ignition Lotion fits the bill, reduces the signs of aging and is perfect for all skin types.

Add Conture to your current beauty regime. Just once or twice a day (15 minutes tops each time), implement the breakthrough anti-aging device into your beauty routine. Conture uses a unique combination of Isometric Compression that gently lifts and releases skin while Low Frequency Vibrations stimulate skin, so it’s not painful or invasive and easy to use at home, without the cost and hassle of a med spa.

Radiant-looking skin really is that simple to achieve. Your skin is an organ, and just as you monitor your other organs (like your heart or liver), keeping an eye on it and making sure you are taking care of yourself – even with something as simple as water intake – is key to keeping your skin remaining beautiful and young-looking.

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Facts You May Not Know About Conture

You may already have some great knowledge about Conture and how it’s one of the top anti-aging devices for younger and radiant-looking skin, but there are probably still some things you may not know about the product and how it works.

The Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System was designed to easily be incorporated into your daily skincare routine, helping to tone dull, tired and aging skin without the need for invasive treatments. Using the device just twice a day (as little as five minutes in the morning and five minutes at night), you’ll see results in no time.

Scientific Proof! There are more than 250,000 hours of extensive clinical testing of Conture that resulted in healthier and more vibrant skin, and countless women have shared their testimonials and results. The line was inspired by treatments provided in professional medical spas and made it accessible and affordable for everyday women to do at home, with ease and simplicity.

How it works? The Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System uses a unique combination of Isometric Compression that gently lifts and releases skin while Low Frequency Vibrations stimulate skin.

Did you know that 78% of subjects showed clinical improvement when it came to the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles? Also, 78% of subjects showed an improvement in the appearance of facial firmness.

The areas that Conture can focus on include the forehead, expression lines between the eyes, crow’s feet and wrinkles, upper cheek area, cheekbones, upper lip area expression lines and wrinkles, smile lines, jaw area, chin and lower lip area, neck and surrounding areas.

The longer and more regularly you use the device; the more improved results you will see. Conture is designed for regular use as part of a comprehensive skin care regimen. Optimal results have been clinically reported after 8 & 12 weeks of consistent twice-daily use.

If you have any other questions about Conture and how it works or what it can do for your skin, leave a comment below so we can help answer them for you.

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Don’t Fall Victim to Sun Damage in the Winter

Ever since we put on our first princess dress and high heels playing dress up, we’ve been told that we should always wear sunscreen. Unfortunately, many times people forget this nugget of wisdom is just as important in the winter months as it is for a day at the beach.

When the sun doesn’t feel as strong in the fall and winter months, many of us sort of skimp on our sunscreen protection or stop wearing hats, but the sun’s rays can damage your skin just as much during this time of year – TRUST US. The ultraviolet rays can harm us year-round, so it’s important to keep your skin protected.

Give your skin the extra defense it needs and use the Conture Kinetic Defense SPF 30 to help against free-radical damage generated by UV exposure. Kinetic Defense Sunscreen contains Zinc Oxide for broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, as well as to help calm irritated skin. It also contains Red Algae and Ergothioneine with special free-radical scavengers that support the Mitochondria DNA from the endogenous issues of stress and other health challenges.

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Kinetic Defense Sunscreen is perfect for everyday use, and you should apply frequently, especially if you have a long day in the sun. You should apply it 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Remember – sun exposure isn’t just the beach or your friend’s pool – it’s also walking around an outdoor mall, having a picnic lunch or even catching a football game or tailgate. That is when it’s key to keep your sunscreen game strong.

Excessive sun exposure is the number one cause of premature aging. If you have fallen victim to sun damage – whether in the fall or summer, try the 3 Speed Conture Skin Toning Device, which features three treatment programs (the face, neck and delicate areas). Speaking of your neck and other delicate areas – those need to be lathered in sunscreen as well to avoid sun spots and wrinkles. The Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System is a safe, painless and non-invasive way to quickly and easily improve the appearance of aging skin, especially for those who have suffered sun damage to the neck and face. The Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System utilizes Isometric Compression combined with Low Frequency Vibrations to gently stimulate and tone skin for a more youthful looking appearance. Used daily, the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System has been clinically shown (with more than 250,000 hours of clinical research) to enhance the appearance and absorption of skin, which lessens the signs of aging and tired looking skin. This breakthrough technology leaves your skin looking smooth and radiant and will give you back some of that natural glow and youthful look.

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Your 6 Everyday Essentials That Are Breaking You Out

We know, we know. Nobody wants to be told that something they do every single day could be harmful to them. But, in reality, all of these pimple perpetuators are easily remedied. And, once your skin clears up, you can add them back to your daily regimen — as long as it’s in moderation.

Your Morning Fix
In our humble opinions, coffee does more damage than good to your body. If you’re like us and love your coffee with milk, sugar, syrup, whipped cream and everything else the barista wants to throw on there, there aren’t many redeeming qualities in your blended cup of joe, other than the endorphins and sugar high. But, even just a cup of black coffee will raise your body’s acidity, throwing off its pH balance and making your skin inflamed (most usually as a pimple around your mouth).

Your Solution: If it’s the caffeine you need, switch to tea. There’s obviously a huge variety in the world, but if better skin is your biggest concern, opt for green tea. Once you’ve had a fix, drink plenty of water to hydrate your body, restore your skin and flush out toxins. If you just can’t do without your coffee, though, you can add a few pH drops to make it less acidic.

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Your Bedtime Ritual
Adequate sleep is one of the most vital, precious gifts you can give your body. But, if you like to watch TV, play on your phone or catch up on emails in bed, the light from the device will make your body think it’s daytime and keep your mind awake. Devices like your smartphone will also emit electromagnetic wave frequencies that can run through your body and mess with your circadian rhythm. Your sleep pattern will be disrupted, your immune system weakened, your mind stressed and your face broken out.

Your Solution: Turn off all of your electronics 30 minutes before bedtime, and place your phone far away from you. If you need something to do before bed, read a book — a real, tangible, made-of-paper book — to calm your mind. You can also drink a cup of calming tea, like chamomile, to help make you sleep so that you get your full 8 hours and keep your body functioning properly. (Want more sleepy time tips? Read this.)

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Your Daily Face
You know that sleeping in your makeup is horrible for your skin, but, depending on your foundation of choice, just wearing it can wreak havoc, too. Thick makeups can clog your pores, trap sweat beneath your layer of foundation and attract dirt, which can sit on your skin, allowing bacteria in (and further clogging pores), which will cause pimples to sneak up on you. (Not to mention the bacteria transfer that happens if you use dirty brushes or sponges to apply your makeup, which can also lead to breakouts.)

Your Solution: Opt for lightweight, water-based foundations like airbrush makeup, which offers the added benefit of never having to touch your face with dirty fingers, brushes or sponges (which dermatologists strongly advise against). Airbrush makeups also tend to be noncomedogenic (don’t clog your pores), oil-free and completely buildable, so you can determine how light or full you want your coverage to be simply by the number of layers you apply. You’ll also want to always wash your face after removing your makeup. No matter what makeup you use, there can always be occlusive residue that a makeup wipe simply won’t get.


Your Mini-Binge
That after dinner dessert, when combined with that morning meeting donut and afternoon pick-me-up, may help with endorphins, but it’s not doing your skin any favors. When you consume too many processed carbs, breads and sugar, your body’s glycemic index will elevate, making it produce more oil. The sugar can also break down the skin cells (in a process called glycation) which will weaken your collagen and elastin, causing fine lines and wrinkles to appear. Your skin will also suffer from the overdose of bad bacteria in the body caused by the yeast in bread.

Your Solution: Moderate your sugar intake (the World Health Organization recommends no more than 6 teaspoons a day for adults) within a well-balanced diet with the right proportions of protein, fiber, leafy greens and complex carbs. And, of course, drink plenty of water.

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Your Slight Addiction
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you give up chasing Pokemon (we wouldn’t dare). But, if you’re on your cell phone all the time — you know, talking — and tend to breakout on one side of your face or jawline, it’s likely because of your mobile device. Every time you touch your phone’s screen to text, to post, to catch ’em all, you’re transferring all the germs from your hands onto your cell. That bacteria will then be transferred onto your face, creating blemishes.

Your Solution: Make it a point to regularly wipe down your cell with sanitizing wipes, especially if you’re about to make a call. If you’re completely grossed out by the idea of the bacteria getting on your face and don’t think a wipe is good enough, you can invest in a phone sanitizer (many often charge your phone, as well), which can kill 99.9 percent of your phone’s bacteria in about five minutes. These will typically run around $80.

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Your Skincare Routine
The obvious solution to oily skin is to dry it out, right? Except that drying out your skin — from harsh cleanser, too many spot treatments, etc — can ruin your skin’s natural protective barrier. This will cause more bacteria to get into your pores and cause breakouts and, if you’ve let your skin get so dry that it cracks, that bacteria can cause infection.

Your Solution: Learn the best skincare solutions based on your skin type. You should wash your face at least once a day, more if you have oily skin, and pay special attention to the type of cleanser you use. Charcoal products like a charcoal soap or a charcoal mask will get rid of the bacteria and clear your pores without over-drying your skin. Make sure you’re not over-using your acne treatment, and finish your routine with a lightweight moisturizer.



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12 Timeless Skincare Tips Every Woman Should Know

Whether you’re looking to treat or prevent, protect or soothe, these skincare tips will make you feel like a new woman.

Smooth Skin

Lather. Rinse. Moisturize.
Massaging a moisturizing lotion, cream or gel into skin right after showering will trap water to hydrate skin.

The Essence of Beauty
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Staying adequately hydrated helps your body function better and plumps and moisturizes your skin. You should drink half of your body weight in ounces of water every day. (If you weigh 160 pounds, drink 80 ounces of water.)

Do a Dollop
Sensitive skin can be smoothed and touchy complexions nourished by applying a tablespoon of sour cream for 20 minutes, twice a week.

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Protect & Refresh

Soy You Later
Resting a soy milk-soaked washcloth on your face for 10 minutes, once a week, will refresh your complexion by brightening skin, and will help prevent wrinkles with its natural estrogen.

Sky High
Always apply sunscreen before boarding an airplane, especially if you’re in a window seat. As your altitude increases, so will the levels of the sun’s UV rays.

Oat and About
Add a teaspoon of organic oatmeal to your cleanser, and smooth it onto skin for 10 minutes. The minerals in the oats are soothing and will help cleanse and hydrate your skin.

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Calm Skin

De-puff and Tone Up
Starting your day with a skin toning session with your Conture will help diminish signs of aging, rev up circulation and reduce puffiness. Bonus: the relaxed face you’ll get from this gentle massage will provide a smoother foundation for makeup.

Chill Out
For splotchiness and redness, drink a glass of ice water when it first occurs. The cold will constrict the blood vessels and cool you from the inside.

Cold in Here
Keeping your eye gel in the refrigerator overnight will work with the gel to reduce puffiness when you apply it in the morning.
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Banish Blemishes

A Splash of Tea
Splashing your face with cool black tea (but not rinsing) controls oil and shine by acting as a natural astringent.

Time to Hang Up
A dirty cell phone can cause breakouts. Clean it at least once a week with antibacterial wipes.

Easy De-swell
Nasal decongestants are anti-inflammatories. Just as they reduce your nose’s inflammation, a small amount will reduce your pimples’ redness and inflammation.

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The New Go-To Skincare Secret for Bloggers

Beauty YouTuber Avielle Amor is super into skincare and always makes sure she’s treating her skin as well as she possibly can. In this video, she reviews and demos a new product she’s been using and raves about how it has completely improved her skin’s appearance. On only the third or fourth day of using this product, Avielle saw a difference in her fine lines and the overall appearance of her skin, and was very impressed on how quickly she saw results.

“I feel my skin really toning,” she shared. “This is definitely a staple I’m going to be using every morning.”

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Avielle’s new staple skincare product is Conture, a Kinetic Skin Toning system that uses Isometric Compression and Low Frequency Vibrations to safely and effectively tone dull, tired and aging skin.

Avielle compares Conture to facial treatments you get at the spa, but mentions how expensive each treatment can get. With Conture she’s able to not only take care of her skin at home and get better results, but also save money!

Avielle raved about Conture, sharing that she was very impressed with Conture, and will continue to use it to help her fine lines and the overall appearance of her skin.

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“Invest in yourself ladies and gentleman! Invest in yourself, invest in your skincare! I really like this system so far and I’m going to continue using it!”

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20 Super Foods for Super Skin

Whether you want brighter, firmer, younger or more even skin, the right products and a good diet can help you get there. We’ve discussed how to drink your way to better skin, but now we’ll take a look at all the foods that benefit skin, and why they’re so super.

This king fish goes at the very top of the list because it’s so good in so many ways. Broiled, baked and grilled, yes, but also because it’s good for your skin, your eyes, your heart and your diet. Salmon is a reliable source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation. Inflammation not only causes digestive discomfort, but also contributes to a harsher skin appearance. While the omega-3s are battling the aging process by combating inflammation, they’re also allowing cells to hold more moisture—which results in softer, less blotchy skin—and the fish’s vitamin D helps produces compounds that protect against skin infections. Win-win-win!

When looking for a fruit high in vitamin C, skip the orange and head straight for the brown. Kiwis pack almost 120 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C in every single furry fruit! A report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition proved that higher intakes of the nutrient were associated with less dryness and less noticeable wrinkles. Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis, which smooths fine lines and keeps skin taught.

Flaxseed Oil
Make this your go-to superfood if you’re battling red or dry skin. Flax is abundant in alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help skin retain moisture, limiting roughness and dryness. The British Journal of Nutrition published an investigation that determined that flaxseed oil consumption can reduce skin reddening. Try drizzling it on top of your favorite yogurt snack. Which brings us to …

While dairy can be a main cause of inflammation, Greek yogurt can be pretty beneficial to any diet. The protein found in yogurt—which helps skin become firmer and more resistant to lines—is often doubled in the Greek variety. All it takes is a single serving a day to to smooth your complexion.

Brazil Nuts
This giant-sized nut is an excellent source of selenium. According to research from scientists in Australia, blood with high levels of the mineral were associated with a 60 percent decrease in skin cancer incidents. It’s believed that selenium works as an antioxidant, protecting against skin damage caused by exposure to the sun.

Butternut Squash
This fall and winter staple gourd is a good source of carotenoids, powerful antioxidants that may improve skin tone by reducing skin cell damage, resulting in more luminous skin.


A 2008 UK study found that people who ate 5 tablespoons of tomato paste daily (along with almost a tablespoon of olive oil) for 12 weeks had 33 percent more protection from sunburn than a control group that only had olive oil. Cooked, processed tomatoes contain higher levels of lycopene which improves skin’s natural SPF. (This is not a substitute for applying sunscreen every day!)

Olive Oil
Start using this as a butter substitute as soon as possible! A 2012 study in PLOS ONE found that women who consumed at least two teaspoons a day of olive oil showed 31% fewer signs of aging, compared with women who had only one teaspoon. The study also tested sunflower and peanut oils, but they paled in comparison; about 75 percent of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids, which may assist with a youthful appearance. Also, the antioxidant polyphenols in olive oil could fight damaging free radicals. Need more reasons? How about …

Dark Chocolate
While milk and white chocolates can cause inflammation, dark chocolate is rich in cocoa flavanols, which help hydrate skin and improve circulation. In a study, women who consumed 3.5 ounces of dark chocolate a day for 12 weeks experienced less skin roughness and scaliness. But, that’s a lot of calories. Consuming just one ounce daily can help you get the benefits without gaining weight.
Disgusting as it may be, it’s one of the best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin. These nutrients absorb and neutralize UV-created free radicals, even those that pass through sunscreen and reach your skin. Just one cup a day can give you more than 130 percent of your daily requirements for skin-firming vitamins A and C.

Orange Peel
People who eat fruit peelings (like orange peel or lemon zest) have 33 percent lower risk of squamous cell carcinoma, according to research from the University of Arizona. Peels are rich in limonene—which isn’t present in the fruits themselves—that offers UV-protective benefits.

Grass-fed Beef
Beef itself is a great source of protein, packing nearly 30 grams per 3.5 ounces, but grass-fed beef is even better because it contains a higher ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. The fatty acids reduce inflammation, while protein is the cornerstone of collagen and elastin tissue. Both collagen and elastin tissue help keep skin taut and less wrinkled. For optimum all-over health results, stick to lean cuts like sirloin and flank steak.
While it’s a great garnish, we like our Rosemary protecting our skin. A study in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that consuming four or more herbs regularly, like rosemary and thyme, was associated with a 60 percent reduced risk of melanoma. Herbs are bursting with antioxidants—and great scents—that squelch free radicals from the sun before they can damage skin.
These slimy little sea creatures are arguably the best dietary source of zinc; just six of them provide more than 500 percent of your daily requirement (and only cost 57 calories). Zinc is essential for the growth and function of skin cells, and studies have suggested that acne sufferers have zinc deficiencies.
Here we are with the protein again, but this time, it’s more about the fat. Or lack thereof. Eggs are a great source of protein without the fat that often accompanies it. Higher fat diets may contribute to the aging of skin, and a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a 17-gram fat intake increase also increases your chances of forming wrinkles by 28 percent.
This fish is one of the best sources of vitamin B12, with 270 percent of your daily requirement. A B12 deficiency can result in hyperpigmentation and vitiligo (dark and white spots, respectively). Getting enough B12 every day can help even out your skin tone.
Greek mythology aside, this superfood basically has magical powers. Pomegranates are packed with polyphenol antioxidants which fight free radicals and regulate skin’s blood flow, making it appear naturally rosy. When applied to the skin, the antioxidants also moisturize and help smooth lines.

Bell Peppers
Or, really any green and yellow veggies. A study in the British Journal of Nutrition determined that people who eat up to 250 grams (one large pepper is about 190 grams) of green and yellow vegetables regularly had fewer wrinkles, especially around the eyes, than those who ate about 70 grams a day. Yellow peppers pack an extra punch because they contain carotenoids which can decrease the skin’s sensitivity to the sun.

You can thank your soy latte for your clear complexion. One cup of soy a day can reduce dark spots and fine lines, and improve skin elasticity. The minerals and proteins in soy help with the hyperpigmentation, while the aglycone can keep collagen from breaking down.

Sunflower Seeds
Baseball players may be doing more for their skin than they realize with this dugout favorite. Sunflower seeds are loaded with vitamin E to keep your skin supple and pimple-free, and protect its top layers from the sun. Sunflower seed oil is also great because its high essential-fatty-acid content helps dried out body parts like lips and heels. Vitamin E also enhances immune function, helping your body fight off the inflammation that leads to acne.







What’s your go-to super food?

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