Vitamin B complex road to youthful skin

Vitamin B complex is water soluble and can’t be stored by the body. We have to incorporate daily sources of vitamin B in order to have an optimal skin care and health benefits. There are many  types of vitamin B that comes from different sources that is good for skin care. For a healthy skin make sure you are getting vitamin B through your diet and your skin care regimen.

Vitamin B1 Thiamine has powerful anti-aging properties and helps increase circulation to reduce toxins for a healthy glowing skin. B1 protects your skin from free radicals, wrinkles and age spots. Natural sources you can include in your diet are spinach, legumes, sesame seeds, and pork. Vitamin B1 deficiency can affect the skin and cause hyper sensitivity that leads to redness, dry skin and acne.

Vitamin B2 Riboflavin maintains the growth of tissues for a healthy cell turn over. Revitalizes the skin and prevent breakouts. Natural sources are milk, whole grain, green leafy vegetables and eggs.

Vitamin B3 Niacin helps maintains the condition of the skin. B3 helps many problematic skin issues like rosacea, eczema, wrinkles and hyper pigmentation. It Great sources of B3 are fish, meat and mushrooms. When B3 is applied topically will reduce fine lines making the skin feel soft and smooth to the touch.

Vitamin B5 Panthothenic acid helps the skin retain moisture, reduce oil and prevents acne. The skin stays hydrated making it appear plumper and healthier. B5 is found in peanuts, avocados and tomatoes.

Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine promotes the formation of red blood cells to repair skin cells and regulates hormone that prevents acne breakouts. B6 rich foods are fruits, shell fish and nuts.

Vitamin B7 Biotin protects your skin from acne rashes and dermatitis. Food that contains high sources of B7 is cauliflower, chicken and yeast.

Vitamin B9 Folic Acid contains antioxidants that reduce levels of oxidative stress and free radicals. Helps eliminate toxins from the body reducing acne break outs. Please consume garbanzo and lentils in moderation.

Incorporating skin care products containing vitamin B can assure your daily need of this essential vitamin.

Combining all of this will greatly improve your overall health and beauty. Please let us know if you noticed a difference in your skin and health by trying these tips and leave us a comment.

Benefits Of Washing Your Face with Cold Water

A good skin tip that I share with my clients is that after cleansing the skin, give a final rinse or just splash your skin with cold water, as this offers several benefits to the skin.

Have you noticed why your face looks a little puffy in the morning just when you are up from the bed? This is because when we sleep our cells regenerate hence our pores expand and our faces seems a little puffy.  A splash of cold water is all that you need. Washing your face with cold water has magical effects, especially in the morning. Here are few other benefits of washing your face with cold water:

– It tighten your pores. After washing your face with hot water, splash some cold water on it so that it closes your pores. Not just this, it also soothes your eyes.

– Cold water works great as an anti-wrinkle cream! It tones the skin making it look fresh and younger. Use cold water regularly to wash your face as it will slow down the aging process and helps to fill out the wrinkles on your face.

– It also helps you get rid of the harmful effects of sun’s rays, as cold water tightens and protects the pores that gets opened up when the skin is exposed to sun’s harmful rays. The tightening of pores may also help your make up to stay on longer.

-Reduces post-shower redness by constricting capillaries and fades the flush in the skin. 

-It may help your products absorb better because when the capillaries instantly constrict, it creates a pulling effect on the skin, which may help to pull your products deeper into the skin, allowing for increased and enhanced results.

My experiment taught me that all that hype about the ice water facial was certainly not for nothing. Even though I initially doubted it’s ability, I can confidently say that the frigid polar plunge constricted my pores, de-puffed my skin, and gave me glowing skin — just as all those celebs and websites had promised. And there’s also no doubt it woke me up (that’s for sure!). But considering it requires uncomfortably dunking your whole face into a bowl of freezing cold water, I wouldn’t recommend it for everyday.

Perhaps it can be an occasional treat on a special day, preparation for a big event, or even a last resort when your skin is feeling extra dull and tired. Even though I loved the way my skin glowed and felt all day long, I can’t imagine making the ice water facial part of my daily routine.

So next time you are finished cleansing your skin, remember all the benefits that can be revealed with a simple splash!

 

 

5 AWESOME BENEFITS OF COFFEE FOR SKIN & BODY

Many of us can’t live without that hot cup of aromatic coffee to get us going in the morning. Did you know that you can use that coffee to help beautify your hair and skin as well? Coffee contains large amounts of multiple antioxidants and Hydrocinnamic acids are very effective at neutralizing free radicals and preventing oxidative stress. Used coffee grounds and are just too good to be wasted!

Check out below the reasons why you should rub this goodness all over you:

  • Use it as an exfoliator to achieve silky and smooth skin

Give your skin a boost by using coffee grounds! To use the grounds, grind your coffee beans so that it isn’t a sharp exfoliant, but a more gentle one. Then, gently scrub the grounds all over your skin. Rubbing them into your skin helps to slough off dead skin cells, leaving it refreshed and re-energized. Don’t forget to apply a moisturizing cream or serum after you the exfoliation.

  • Eliminate puffy tired eyes & dark circles

Puffy eyes are as a result of fluid retention in the under-eye region. What coffee does for your eyes is to constrict the blood vessels just below the eye skin’s surface, which reduces the swelling of puffiness, and it can help balance out skin tone too. All you need is one-half teaspoon of ground up coffee beans, a pinch of ground black pepper, a half-teaspoon of coconut oil and a few drops of water. Combine the ingredients into the palm of your hand using your finger, and then apply it in equal proportions to the underneath of each lower eyelid. Leave the mixture on for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it starts to dry. Then gently wipe it away with a damp cotton ball or soft tissue.  You’ll look well rested, refreshed!

  •  Reduce the appearance of cellulite

Cellulite is something most people struggle with, no matter how much you work out. The caffeine in coffee helps to dilate blood vessels, which temporarily tones and tightens tissue while improving blood circulation and reducing water retention .Caffeine in coffee is known for firming and toning skin by reducing fluid retention and cellulite.

  • Prevent clogged pores

Experts say coffe’s acidity helps to boost the skin’s protective barrier, which keeps your skin healthier. Coffee tightens pores and shrinks them which gives skin a flawless and youthful appearance. Use these coffee-infused ice cubes to promote that youthful look! Brew some coffee and pour it into an ice cube tray. Freeze until it turns to ice. Then wrap an ice cube in a hanky and dab on your face.

  •  Give shine to your hair

The acidity in coffee not only helps to smooth the cuticle of the hair, but it gives it extra shine. Make a cup of coffee and let it cool down completely the take it to the shower with you. After washing your hair, pour the coffee on it then rinse off with cold water.

There are many different ways of using coffee grounds. What’s your way? Please share your experience in the comments below!

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