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Food and Health

Apr 28, 2014

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There is a saying that goes “you are what you eat”. At WebMD they explain why that saying holds true: “Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants is good for your whole body, including your skin. Antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C, E, and A can curb the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. These molecules can harm skin cells and cause signs of aging.

One of the best ways to get more antioxidants is to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

“I recommend going for as much variety and color as possible in your diet,” Day says. “Try snacking on blueberries, strawberries, grapefruit, kale, spinach, and different kinds of peppers.” She also suggests adding a little tomato paste, which contains an antioxidant called lycopene, to stir-fried vegetables, brown rice, or quinoa.

Another good idea is to stock your grocery cart with foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, including wild salmon, sardines, fortified eggs, and walnuts.

“Omega-3 fatty acids help keep the top outer layer of the skin strong and intact so that external toxins and pollutants are kept out,” says dermatologist David E. Bank, MD, director of the Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, N.Y.” 

We have also read studies that show as you eat more of the brightly colored fruits and veggies, your skin tone will actually change. Eating more fruits and veggies with deep red colors, like red peppers, cherries, strawberries will help make your skin tone appear warmer and a little rosier.

What it really boils down to is letting some of the processed foods fade out of your diets and bringing in more fresh foods. That not only helps your heart and body, but it keeps your skin looking healthier and stronger as well.

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Cameron Diaz Says She is Looking Forward to Old Age?

Apr 24, 2014

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A refreshing look at growing older. Most of us work hard to keep our ages to ourselves, Using every new fangled gimmick to try to get rid of age spots, wrinkles and crows feet. While you can tell when you look at her that Cameron Diaz takes good care of herself, she is not afraid of growing older. She eats well, exercises, take care of her skin, but she is not obsessed:

““I can’t wait to be older,” she says with an ear-to-ear dimpled smile. It’s an unusual thing to hear from an A-lister in Hollywood, where the cult of youth still rules supreme, though Diaz sees it differently. “This is something we really need to reframe,” she says. “The most interesting parts are for women who are over 40. We don’t see it that way, because they’re not the sexy parts. Look at the Oscar nominees in the last decade.” Diaz reels off a list that includes Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren and Dame Judi Dench. “We’re not giving those women enough credit for what they’re accomplishing, which is beautiful performances.”

I can see her point. As a beautiful, youthful actress, she is probably offered less of the challenging character work, and more of the romantic comedy, silly roles.

In this blog we have talked about the fact that even with our natural skin care line, you will still have some signs of aging and its better to embrace them than it is to face it with fear and regret.

http://www.elle.com/news/culture/cameron-diaz-excited-to-age?click=hprc

 

 

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Social Interaction-Good For Our Skin?

Apr 21, 2014

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Beautiful skin requires care, inside and out. Our Bonne Foi products will help to keep your skin soft, unlined and smooth. The chemistry behind our award winning formulas assures that, but looking good takes more than skin care. 

Good, healthy food, spending time outdoors, getting regular exercise and finding ways to eliminate stress are at least as important to good looking skin as high quality, natural skin care. 

There has been study upon study which shows that social interaction is important at every stage of our lives. Infants need it in order to thrive and grow. Youngsters need positive social interaction in order to learn and garner self esteem. During teenage years it’s critical and as young adults even more so. Spending time with friends and family makes our lives more fulfilling at every age. 

For those of us who have families, especially with women, we tend to sacrifice our social interaction with friends. We can end up feeling isolated and alone. Husbands and children do fulfill certain needs, but there is nothing that can replace our friends. Having and exercise buddy keeps us accountable for showing up at the gym. Walking in the morning with a friend not only exercises our bodies it exposes us to the Vitamin D we get from sunshine, it works our hearts and lungs, and it gives us a sounding board for our troubles. 

Please, men and women both, take a couple of hours out of your busy schedules to spend time with a friend. It will help your feel better, and when you feel better, you frown less, and smile more. When you are happier, your body releases hormones that help you live longer and keep your skin and hair looking healthier. And of course, don’t forget your sunscreen, and your Bonne Foi products!!