Tip of the Day!

25 Feb

9 BEST FOODS FOR YOUR SKIN

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1. Low fat yogurt …

Low fat dairy products are full of vitamin A. This essential vitamin does wonders for our skin. If you have a thyroid problem or diabetes that’s another reason for you to stock up on organic law fat yogurts!

2. Berries…
I am talking about strawberries, blueberries and blackberries (No, not the phone!). These berries have a great antioxidant capacity which means – the more of these we have, the longer our skin will look youthful and healthy!

3. Essential fatty acids…
Our skin needs essential fatty acids. If fish isn’t your thing (like salmon), try walnuts, flax seed or canola oil. All these will give you an amazing result! Omega 3 and Omega 6 may sound like a Sci-fi flick, but these fatty acids are a must for a beautiful, well moisturized skin.

4. Green tea…
This drink contains polyphenols which have anti-inflammatory characteristics. And despite what they say, a good tea will not dehydrate your body, it will only work as an anti-oxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent that’ll keep bacteria at bay and will fight off those free radicals that make our skin age early.

5. Water…
Did I even need to mention it? 🙂 Good hydration is our skin’s best friend, right? And I’m talking about good bottled or filtered water in its purest form and not sodas or energy drinks. So ensure that you’re getting at least 8 glasses of water a day for your beautiful skin.

6. Avocados…
Avocado is rich in B-complex vitamins and essential oils and works like an anti-inflammatory agent. It also soothes skin that is red, irritated or blotchy. You can even mix it with yogurt and berries to add some flavour!

7. Mangoes…
Yum! I’m glad this one’s on the list. Lots of vitamin A is in store with this skin do-gooder! This fruit will repair your skin cells so that your skin doesn’t look flaky. It has only 70 calories per serving so it’s ideal for your weight loss program as well.

8. Almonds…
Vitamin E helps to moisturize your skin from within. It also protects your skin from damage and premature aging. Eating almonds can help your facial tissue stay in its best shape for years!

9. Cottage cheese…
Apart from calcium, cottage cheese is great for selenium and it’s an essential mineral for a youthful, glowing skin, Ladies!

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2 Responses to “Tip of the Day!”

  1. Brenda February 27, 2010 at 7:16 am #

    Avocados are also good for your hair!

    – Mash it up, put in your hair, and rinse.

    Great blog 🙂

    • Fit For A Shopaholic February 28, 2010 at 7:45 am #

      I actually found a recipe for it!
      And thank you 🙂 Make sure to come daily!

      Its oil is still used today in several hair and cosmetic products. It does sound strange to smear avocado on your hair, but hear us out! Leonardo Rocco, is a celebrity-stylist and creator of the “Leonardo Rocco Avocado Hair Masque” which is made of Hass avocados, eggs and olive oil. The treatment can be made as home by combining: 1 avocado, 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

      Directions:

      Wet hair with warm water then use the fingertips to massage the scalp.
      Mix (a) one mashed California avocado, (b) the yolk of an egg and (c) a tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl. Be sure to use force when mixing to ensure the ingredients are completely mixed.
      Apply the mixture to the scalp first and then down towards the ends of the hair. Separate hair into sections and then massage sections in an up-and-down manner for ease of penetration into the scalp.
      Place a plastic cap over the head. Add heat with a dryer for 20 minutes.
      Rinse the treatment from the hair completely, followed by shampooing and conditioning hair.

      NOTE: The treatment should be applied from root to end for normal hair and half-way through hair for oily hair. For normal hair, once the treatment is applied, it should be separated into sections and massaged into the scalp. The treatment should stay on the hair for 15-20 minutes under hot heat.

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