These Two Popular Breakfast Foods Are Terrible For Your Skin

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An unhealthy diet can lead to all sorts of lifestyle issues but it can also be causing problems for your skin. As your body’s largest organ, your skin says a lot about how healthy you are just by the way it looks and feels.

They say you are what you eat, and today we’re going to help you avoid foods that are going to trigger problems for your skin. So grab a pen, and start making edits to your grocery list. Some of these changes might be easier than others, but we promise it will be worth it for your skin!

Low-Fat Yogurt

fat free yogurt, skincare foods, skincare tips, healthy skinLow-fat foods are often hard on your body because it takes many different additives to make up for the lower fat content and still make products look and taste as you expect them to. Sadly, this popular breakfast option could actually be hurting your complexion.

Low-fat yogurt can increase breakouts and redness with a dramatic effect. With high levels of sugar added to make up for the lost fat, low-fat yogurt throws off your sugar levels and leaves your skin and body struggling. Added sugar has been proven to be one of the worst foods to consume if you’re trying to fight signs of aging.

Coffee

coffee, skin foods, skincare, skincare tipsThis one breaks our heart because just like you, we often need a cup of joe to get us going in the morning. Coffee contains a chemical compound called tannins which can harm the natural levels of moisture in your skin. If you find that your skin bounces between too oily and too dry, this could be the reason.

We understand that giving up coffee for most people is not an option (we live for our lattes!) but being cautious of how much you consume and the symptoms you experience can help. If you’re willing to cut coffee out, there are some amazing herbal teas that can replace your need for that caffeine jolt.

If you can’t imagine life without coffee, just make sure you’re drinking an extra two glasses of water a day to keep your skin clear and hydrated and keeping track of your skins pH levels. Cleansing twice a day with our Olive Oil Cleanser has been proven to restore pH levels and balance extreme oil or dryness for almost every skin type.

 

What foods do you steer clear of to keep your skin looking great? Share them with us in the comments below!

Here’s How To Bring Your Skin Back To Life After The Holidays

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The holiday season is wonderful for so many reasons…time with family and friends, reflection on the past year, and of course all the delicious food you could dream of!

Sadly our skin doesn’t take as kindly to holiday treats and traditions as well as we do which means after all those mistletoe kisses, your skin needs some extra TLC.

Here are some of the easiest ways to revive your skin after the holidays so you can glow all the way into the new year!

Get Back To Healthy Eating Habits

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We know green juices and smoothies don’t taste as great as your grandma’s Christmas cookies, but we promise they will help reverse the damage of the excessive sugar, carbs, and fat you consumed over the holidays.

By cutting down on sugar and consuming lots of fish, veggies, and fruits, you’ll be sure that your skin will appear less dull and your overall complexion will brighten. It will also keep breakouts at bay and help your skin get back to naturally hydrating itself after all those tasty treats and bad habits have dried it out.

Use Antioxidant Skin Products

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Antioxidants in skin care are the holy grail. For decades, dermatologists have experts have preached the powerful effects of antioxidant ingredients like Vitamin E, Grape Seed Oil, and Green Tea.

Note: South beach skin lab Repair and Release Cream contains all these great anti-oxidants. You can try it by clicking here…

These antioxidants will help revive your skin to their pre-holiday glory and leave you with a glowing complexion. Don’t forget that these ingredients don’t just help after holidays, but are fantastic at helping diminish dark spots, wrinkles, and lines if used on a regular basis.

Give Yourself A Quick Face Massage

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When your body is sore and tired, nothing helps it feel better than a great back massage at the spa. Well, it turns out the same is true for your face! Giving yourself a quick 10-minute face massage will not only feel great, its got lots of scientific benefits too!

Massage has been proven to stimulate the lymphatic system, increase circulation, relieve inflamed skin and helps diminish wrinkles. For an added benefit, apply a peptide-rich cream like our Repair & Release cream before your face massage to add some extra anti-wrinkle power and make your face massage feel even better!

Using a cream will also help decrease the risk of tugging at your skin causing damage. Make sure to rub gently and in an upward motion including your jawlines, cheeks, and forehead.

What are your favorite post-holiday skincare tips? Share them with us in the comments below!

These Are The Foods To Start Eating in 2019 For Your Best Year of Skin Ever!

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We truly believe that no matter what time of year it is, there is always an opportunity for self-improvement and better habits. It should come as no surprise that for most people, the start of a new year is the most popular time to make changes to their diet, routines or life.

With 2019 in full swing, we wanted to chat about what you’re putting into your body and how it will affect your skin for the next 12 months.

When you combine effective and powerful skincare products with a healthy and skin-focused diet, you can expect to be blown away by the results you notice! Here are a few of our top suggestions to help your skin glow from the inside out.

Pumpkin Seeds

pumpkin seeds, skin foodThese tasty seeds are a high source of antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids which don’t just keep your body healthy, they make your skin shines too! They’re super easy to cook with and include in your diet and can be used for everything from homemade soups to salad ingredients.

The omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 in pumpkin seeds will reduce inflammation and keep skin healthy and strong. The high levels of zinc protect your cell membranes, helps maintain collagen, and promotes skin renewal which leads to younger and healthier skin.

Avocados

avocados, skincare foodsEver look in the mirror and wonder why your skin looks dry, flaky and dull? Chances are it’s because it’s having a difficult time retaining moisture. Avocados have a very high source of Vitamin E, which is actually a nutrient that helps your skin and body retain moisture giving it a dewy glow.

Vitamin E from avocados is also a really powerful antioxidant which helps your skin deal with free radical damage that can be caused by sun exposure, pollution or other harmful factors of the environment. It doesn’t hurt either that they are super delicious and can be prepared in so many different ways!

Chocolate

dark chocolate, skincare foodsEat more chocolate? No need to twist my arm! Who would have thought that such a tasty treat could actually be good for you!? You’ve probably heard the opposite of this before, like chocolate causes breakouts, but the key to mention is that not all chocolate will help your skin glow, but dark chocolate absolutely will!

Dark Chocolate contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which soften any rough skin and protect against sun damage by increasing resistance to UV rays. This will decrease wrinkles, dark spots and free radical damage over time so while you’re slathering on your SPF for the day, a few bites of dark chocolate will not only taste great but help your skin big time!

 

 

Easy Breakfast Recipes That Will Help Give You Amazing Skin!

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. It fuels us to get started and tends to be one of the most nutritious meals you can have if you prepare it right. But did you know what you eat for breakfast can have an impact on how your skin looks and feels?

Not everyone has a nutritionist and gourmet chef living in their kitchens so we’ve compiled a few of our breakfast favorites that are not only easy to make but taste amazing! Best of all, they’re sure to help achieve your best skin from the inside out!

Avocado Toast

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Avocado on toast is so filling, easy to make and is absolutely delicious! You want to make sure that the bread you’re using is a heavy type of bread made with nutritious ingredients such as chia, quinoa, and perhaps even nuts and seeds.

Avocado is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids that can really improve your skin from the inside. By eating avocados regularly, expect to see results like improved tone and texture to the skin as well as a brighter complexion thanks to all the benefits of this amazing fruit!

Overnight Oats

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Oats are considered a breakfast staple and this delicious take on a classic is a fantastic breakfast to eat your way to better skin! Oats contain high amounts of silica which contribute to healthy skin, and even helps with nails and hair too!

Overnight oats are best enjoyed with some berries, nuts, seeds, honey, or even nut butter so get creative adding some tasty upgrades to yours too! You can always find some amazing recipes on Pinterest.

Smoothie Bowl

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Smoothie bowls are an easy way to get antioxidants and other helpful nutrients into your system without spending too long in the kitchen. It’s often as simple as blending your ingredients and then garnishing with other nutritious toppings.

Include berries like acai or blueberries that are packed with fatty acids, nutrients, and most notably, antioxidants. Not only do they taste delicious, but they’re also actually good for you! These types of berry-based smoothies will help kickstart the cellular regeneration process for skin and have you glowing from the inside out! One of our favorite skin friendly smoothie recipes is available here.

When you combine the benefits of eating these skin-friendly breakfasts, with a complete skincare routine filled with peptides like the ones found in my Repair and Release Cream, you will see amazing results in reversing some of the most obvious signs of aging.

Have you tried one of the skin-friendly breakfasts above? Tell us your favorites in the comments below!