Skincare Snacks: Almonds & Kale 🥬
Time for another installment of SKINCARE SNACKS: A little series where I talk about different foods we can incorporate into snacks & meals that benefit our skin✨ Swipe through for a quick run down on the skincare benefits. 🌸ALMONDS: Almonds trees were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees. Native to Iran, the oil of the Sweet Almond is used topically for both skin & hair due to its moisturizing & hypoallergenic properties. Almonds are used nutritionally as well for their energizing protein, fiber & healthy fats like Omega 3 & 6. In addition to these essential fatty acids, almonds are a great source of Vitamin E & Polyphenols. ⭐️Eating raw Almonds is best to get all the health benefits. Roasted nuts, on the other hand, may contain fewer Antioxidants & Vitamins, & some of their healthy fats may also become damaged. ✨A recent study conducted at UC Davis found that wrinkle width decreased by 10% while wrinkle severity reduced by 9% after a 16 week trial of post-menopausal women who ate approx 60g of Almonds, compared to the controlled group who ate a nut-free snack of equal caloric value, with no significant changes in skin barrier function between groups. Check the slides for more info. 🥬KALE: Topically, Kale extract increases cell turnover, prevents free radical damage & detoxifies the skin. Its rich in Vitamins A, B, C & K content, as well as Antioxidants & Phytonutrients. It promotes collagen production, & could also help reduce dark circles. Kale is also rich in protein, high in fiber & Vitamin B6, & has minerals like Potassium, Manganese, Calcium, Copper & Magnesium. 🥗 I added a lil salad recipe if you’re looking for a way to get started with Kale 🍽🥬 ⚠️Kale is also lists highly in the US for being contaminated with pesticides, so definitely wash it thoroughly!💦💚 ⚠️If you have an underactive Thyroid, it might not be a good idea not to consume too much Kale. It contains a compound called Progoitrin, which if consumed in very high amounts, can interfere with Thyroid hormone synthesis & essentially block the Iodine your Thyroid needs to function, which can result in fluctuating blood sugar levels.
JakkiDuttenhofferDoes kale have the same benefits cooked and raw?
Oct. 28·1 like
nay.nayThat’s a great question! Sorry I didn’t address that in the post. Raw kale has a bitterness that can be reduced by cooking it. But I like to just cut out most of the stalks for a salad because that’s the truly bitter part... Still, studies have shown that cooking it may reduce its content of nutrients, including antioxidants, vitamin C, and several minerals , but quickly steaming it was shown to be the best way to still preserve most nutritional value 💚
Hello everyone!! Today’s video theme is pink! 💕💕 First I used the @spascriptions rose gel mask. Next, I went in with the @drunkelephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum. Lastly, I used the @soapandglory original pink body spray! Please like it and leave a comment!!
DIY compact sunblock/serum ✨
Got two different DIY compact cases off amazon Reasonably priced both under $15 each I went for a sleek chic looking case As well as a pop of color girly toy case Just to have options But as I’ve been working more lately I noticed I have to reapply my sunblock with either my hands or a sponge I carry on my purse (not very hygienic) Instead I decided to keep a compact case of tinted sunblock in my bag I also noticed my sunblock does dry my skin out a little after daily use so I decided to add BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil To my sunblock
BIOSSANCE-Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
MY EXTRA NIGHTLY SKIN CARE ROUTINE💤✨
My nightly skin care routine is identical to this one, minus all the masks. About once a week I will use masks for the added benefits as well as for self care. Depending on my skin concerns at the time, I will choose masks that are targeted for said concerns. Products: - Lip mask: KNC BEAUTY - All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask I have been using this product for awhile now and love how hydrated it leaves my lips. Also, the added collagen in the mask is a plus. - Face mask: FARMACY - Bright On Massage-Activated Vitamin C Mask I love this mask because it brightens up the skin and purifies by removing dead skin cells etc.(be careful about using a vitamin c mask with retinol) - Eye mask: PACIfICA - Leave Pretty Anti-Puff Eye Patches this is the first time I used these eye patches. At first they were relaxing but within a minute they started to sting. - Eye cream: OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème I love this eye cream because it’s so light weight and brightens up the under eye. - Face serum: SKINCEUTICALS - Retexturing Activator Face Exfoliator this product is really effective with evening out skin texture. - Retinol: Tazorc retinoid - Face Roller: Omorovicza - Rose Quartz Facial Roller when chilled, it helps with inflammation and helps to set in serums and creams. - Moisturizer: face reality - Clearderma Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin using a moisturizer locks all your previous products in. - Neck moisturizer: OLE HENRIKSEN - C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer a little of this product goes a long way. - Lip balm: eos - Coconut Milk and Cherry Vanilla Stick and Sphere Lip Balm What do you think? Too many steps? Am I missing something?⬇️🥰 🎶: Show Me That You Love Me - Space Pirate | (Tune Room edit)
KNC BEAUTY-All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask
Sodium Hyaluronate💧 I like to think of this ingredient as the older sibling of Hyaluronic Acid (HA)💧👫 It has all the same benefits but usually has a lower molecular weight than regular HA, allowing it to penetrate the skin further. It is also known to be more stable and less likely to oxidise💧 Do you prefer HA or Sodium Hyaluronate?💧👇
Magic balm for eczema on eyelids
SATYA ORGANIC SKIN CARE - Compostable Refill Pouch Organic - non- steroid, natural and only 5 ingredients I’ve had a life with eczema on hands, inner elbows and knees and neck, mostly controllable as an adult. However, for the first time in my life, my eyelids had been flaring up just as the COVID lockdown began (May 2020) and I didn’t know the trigger. I’m talking puffy (trifold), flaky, red inflamed eyelid and under eye area. It would hurt to wash my eyes! It’s been hard to find eyelid safe creams since it's a sensitive area and prolonged steroid use, is just something I want to reduce and be less dependent on if there's a natural solution that worked. After trying all options and almost feeling helpless 2 days ago, I came across this product in a natural food store in Toronto, Canada which I took a gamble on and literally has SAVED ME! I even had a virtual appointment w/ a doctor the same afternoon who told me to keep using Elidel and reactine pills daily until he could recommend the same dermatologist (who prescribed me Elidel), I ignored that information and just kept using Satya all day and night (I started this 2 days ago). I can not believe just after 2 days and nights of applying the balm around my eyes, I have no more redness inflamation, no more flaky skin and swelling/puffy eyes. I couldn't believe it and even compared Day 1 to Day 3 pictures. **Satya organic:** All natural ingredients, only 5 ingredients (you'd recognize all), and best of all a non-steroid option safe to put on the eyes and all over the body. Cost$24 CAD for 58ml jar (bit pricey but sometimes you're at a breaking point that you'll try anything, and a little goes a long way) Goes on a bit greasy but not a problem for areas you don't use often if at home (like eyes). There's no sting, no burn, couldn't feel a thing when applied. Bonus: Female, Indigenous owned, and Canadian made (She appeared on Dragon's Den). Packaging is environment friendly and compostable as well. I will keep this routine going on around my eyes and dry spots around the body. Since I didn't see anyone mention this product in this community, I thought I'd share my experience for others, as I know anything helps!
SATYA ORGANIC SKIN CARE-Compostable Refill Pouch
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