Top 5 Skin Care Superfoods

7543200_origSuffering from dry, cracked or acne prone skin? Or do you want to combat the signs of aging with natural skincare remedies? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here are five of the top recommendations for the best skincare superfoods. Consume these super-foods on a regular basis or use them topically within moisturisers, cleansers or face masks to benefit from softer, smoother, and eminently younger looking skin.

1 | Pineapple

If you suffer from a skin condition such as acne, eczema or inflammation then eating pineapple on a weekly basis could completely revitalise your complexion because the active ingredient within pineapple is bromelain; a natural proteolytic enzyme. This particular enzyme is extremely effective at removing dead surface skin cells, reducing swelling and combating inflammation. Eating pineapple as part of a balanced diet, or by using skincare products which contain pure pineapple extract, you can benefit from these exfoliating properties of bromelain and achieve softer, more hydrated skin.

2 | Tomatoes

If you love sunbathing but wish to prevent your skin from premature aging and UV damage then it is strongly recommended that you increase you tomato intake. After all, as skincare experts TCClinic highlight, the beauty boosting ingredient in tomatoes is lycopene, a type of carotenoid which provides your skin cells with comprehensive protection against UV rays. What’s more, if you cook tomatoes before eating them then your body will be four times to absorb the lycopene within them compared to eating raw tomatoes!

3 | Chia seeds

Nuts and seeds are a great source of healthy fats, fibre and protein. However, when asked to pick one of these super-foods above all others we have to highlight the benefits of chia seeds. Despite their small stature, these seeds are bursting with omega 3 fatty acids, manganese, zinc, calcium, magnesium and antioxidants amongst other essential nutrients. As a result, by consuming chia seeds on a regular basis you can hydrate your skin with essential healthy fats. What’s more, if you apply chia seeds topically you can combat fine line formation and benefit from their efficient anti-inflammatory properties.

4 | Pomegranate

If you are looking for a super-food which will combat the effects of prolonged sun exposure then pomegranate could offer the ideal solution for you! This is due to the fact that the seeds extracted from this unique fruit are an exceptional source of ellagic acid; a polyphenol compound which efficiently prevents the breakdown of collagen within skin cells as well as inhibiting the inflammation caused by UVB rays. In fact, numerous studies have shown that incorporating pomegranate seeds within your diet can protect your skin from premature aging and safeguard against the long term damage caused by prolonged sun exposure.

5 | Kale

No skincare superfoods list would be complete without praising the benefits of kale! This particular wild cabbage plant boasts a wealth of health benefits for your entire body. As skincare specialist Dr Pauline Hili explains, kale is a super-food which contains high levels of vitamins A, C, E and K. Dr Hili also advocates how the topical addition of these vitamins in the form of kale based skincare products can be up to 100 times more effective for re-invigorating the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, promoting healing and reducing puffiness than other skin care methods. In this manner, eating kale on a daily basis and using skin care products infused with kale extract can significantly improve the condition of your skin as well as your overall health.

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How to Throw a Bangin’ Summer Party// Paperless Post

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Plan on throwing a fun party this summer? Well here are some of my favorite DIYs and outfits for an awesome party!

One of my favorite party DIYs is an ice cream bar! How fun would it be to have all your favorite toppings and ice cream laid out for your friends and family to enjoy.

And of course I had to incorporate pineapples! Pineapples and watermelons are killing it this summer, and what would a summer party be without adding those into your decoration and outfit!

Another awesome DIY is fruit popsicles. I have seen so many recipes and videos showing some of peoples favorite homemade fruit popsicles, and they just look too delicious to pass up. And hey, it’s summer so it’s bound to be a bit toasty out, and what better way to cool down than with a delicious kiwi popsicle!

This mood board was inspired by PaperLess Post’s fantastic invitations! Their watermelon invitation is adorable and makes me want to throw a party just so I can get the invitations! Click here to check out all of their cute cards! I am literally obsessed with all of their invitations, I wish I had enough reasons to throw parties just to use all of their cards.

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What are your must haves for the perfect summer party?

All of the images shown on my mood board were taken from Pinterest, to find out where to purchase these items and how to make them, check out my Summertime Party Pinterest board. There are lots of other cute and fun pins for you to enjoy.

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Pineapple Loving

Pineapple Loving

Hope everyone’s had a lovely weekend! I know the weather in Florida has been amazing, with the temperature in the high 70s, low 80s.
I know most of you are probably dealing with some crazy cold weather, but hopefully this outfit will bring back memories of a warm summer!
I always have fun taking photos in this cute little boutique, Apricot Lane!
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Shorts// Apricot Lane
Shirt// Apricot Lane
Shoes// Michael Kors (TJ Maxx)

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Fun Tip Friday: Beauty Benefits of Pineapple

Fun Tip Friday: Beauty Benefits of Pineapple

imagePineapple is one of my favorite fruits! But not only is it good to eat, but it’s good for you skin! This high Vitamin fruit is a good way to clear acne, you can just apply to your face like a mask or toner, let it sit and wash off with cold water!

Pineapple is also high in anti-oxidants, and we all know how good anti-oxidents are for us!

You can use pineapple for your body and not just your face! Cut your pineapple into wedges and use the pineapple as a loofah in your shower. Make sure to rise good after so you aren’t too sticky. This will give your skin all kinds of healthy benefits!

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Who knew a pineapple could do so much!

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