You know how they say you are what you eat? Well, your health and skin are proof. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eating more fruits and vegetables adds nutrients to our diets, and reduces the risks of heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and helps manage body weight. Despite the many health benefits that eating them provide us, they report that 76 percent of the U.S. population doesn’t meet the requirements for fruit intake, while 87 percent don’t meet the requirements for daily vegetable intake. Those missing nutrients often lead to poor health, as well as leave us with skin conditions that could be helped by eating better foods. Here are some of the fruits and vegetables to reach for in order to achieve healthy skin:
It's insane how many packages of new beauty products I get each week to test for potential review. This week, I had time to actually sit down and go through them carefully, reading the press materials, swiping and playing with all of the colors and textures. I focused on makeup since I've been covering a lot of skincare lately and these are the standouts.
When it comes to 100% natural beauty buys, I flirt with them, but as a cult follower of certain beauty brands, (SkinCeuticals, Oribe and Urban Decay to name a few), I cannot bring myself to fully switch over. I understand the benefits of using chemicals on my skin just like I appreciate the au naturel route. Personally, if I have a good experience with a product and it works, it lands on my vanity and often times shows up in my work, which brings me to this unexpected new love for 100% natural deodorant. That's right, I found one that works.
Living in Hoboken and working in NYC, I'm constantly seeking a facial or peel to detox my skin. Yes, get the gunk out! Of course I experiment on my own with a slew of clay and charcoal masks and covered the 5 best ways to detox your skin for PopSugar. Check out the story!
I met Jennifer (also known as Skinny Chef) at a dinner she hosted earlier this year combining food with alchemy and meditation. Yes, I know... right up my alley. As a nyc chef, holistic health coach and yoga teacher, I was intrigued by how she combined her passions to create the workshop and had to introduce you to her.
Acai berries contain antioxidants, fiber, and heart-healthy fats. They've been dubbed as a superfood for their anti-aging and weight loss properties. You can't go wrong with a traditional acai bowl packed with fruit and granola, however, there are other healthy, delicious recipes that contain acai. Here are some of our favorites: