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7 Double Duty Beauty Foods – ABC News

Avocado

Avocado

EAT IT!

Consider avocado the overachiever of beauty superfoods:

It’s rich in protective antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which help keep skin plump and smooth, says New York City dietitian Shari Bilt Boockvar, RD. Eating the fruit can also help replenish the protective layer of fatty acids that surrounds skin cells, keeping moisture in and preventing dehydration, according to Jessica Wu, MD, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California Medical School and author of Feed Your Face. Get your avocado fix by using it in place of mayo on a sandwich, or whip half an avocado and add it to your smoothie or salad dressing recipes.

APPLY IT!

“An avocado face mask may help slow skin’s aging process,” says nutritionist Lisa Drayer, RD, who points to a 2006 study published in Phytotherapy Research that found that applying avocado oil to skin can stimulate collagen and elastin production. Make an anti-aging moisturizing mask by pureeing a ripe avocado and mixing it with 1/4 cup sour cream, which has lactic acid to help exfoliate dead skin cells. Spread over your face and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing with water.

Tea

DRINK IT!

All teas boast skin-boosting antioxidants, but green and white varieties are especially good because they have double the antioxidants of black tea as well as EGCG epigallocatechin gallate, a type of antioxidant that “protects skin from damage caused by exposure to sun and pollutants,” says Dr. Wu. Sip up — but cook with the brew too; it makes a great poaching liquid for chicken or fish.

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Tea is a natural hair-color booster that can function as a rinse to bring out highlights in dyed or undyed hair, says Jet Rhys, owner of the Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego. Chamomile revitalizes golden highlights in blonde hair, black tea perks up brunettes, and berry or red teas add oomph to auburn or red hair. Prepare 8 ounces, let it cool, then saturate your strands with the solution. Put on a shower cap and wait for 15 to 30 minutes, then rinse with water.

via 7 Double Duty Beauty Foods – ABC News.

Strange Random Beauty Quote:

“It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before” – Jane Austen (British Novelist and Writer, 1775-1817)

 

 

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