Skincare: Inside & Out


My favorite new Skinsorials skincare products by Bare Minerals: Pure Plush Gentle Deep Cleansing Foam: this cleanser smells like rosemary and sweetness, it cleans my skin, makes it feel softer and removes almost all my makeup. 

Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil: I have combination skin so this oil feels amazing! It removes my makeup and doesnt burn or leave a heavy residue after rinsing.

Smart Combination Soothing Lightweight Emulsion: As I said before, I have combination skin, so some parts of my face are more dry than others. This cream helps create a balance and leave my skin looking radiant.

Healthy skin isn't just based upon what you do externaly. Skincare starts from within. I try to drink nearly a gallon of water daily which I believe keeps my skin clear. Here is a list of the best foods to eat for your skin and why

  1. Green Tea: It's very high in antioxidants, particularly one named EGCG, which is proved to reduce redness.

  2. Oatmeal: Steel-cut oatmeal is less processed than other varieties, so it retains more vitamins. Plus, it takes longer to break down in your body, which helps keep your blood sugar stable. This is important because studies found that spiked blood sugar elevates your body's level of androgens, hormones that can contribute to wrinkles.

  3. Kidney Beans: They're high in zinc, and studies indicate a correlation between blemishes and low zinc levels. That may be because of zinc's healing properties. Have a four-ounce serving of kidney beans to help you stay in the clear.

  4. Sunflower Seeds: Loaded with vitamin E, sunflower seeds keep your skin supple by protecting its top layers from the sun. Eat a handful daily. A high essential-fatty-acid content makes sunflower seed oil a treat for parched body parts, such as lips and heels, when topically applied.

  5. Walnuts: Walnuts contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin's elasticity. The nuts are also loaded with copper, a mineral that boosts collagen production. Snack on a handful of walnuts each day to improve your complexion's texture.

  6. Pomegranates: They're packed with polyphenol antioxidants. Polyphenols fight free radicals and regulate skin's blood flow, giving it rosiness. One pomegranate or a few glasses of juice daily should do the trick. When applied to skin, the fruits' antioxidants help smooth lines and moisturize.

  7. Chocolate: Cocoa hydrates your skin, making it firmer and more supple, and dark chocolate contains high levels of flavonols, a potent type of antioxidant. For maximum flavonol content, eat chocolate that's at least 70% cacao. A couple of squares a day should be enough to improve luminosity. When applied topically, the caffeine in chocolate may temporarily reduce skin puffiness.

(Courtesy of Fitness Magazine online)