We all want it: healthy, radiant, glowing skin. But as we age, our skin can become dull, weathered and run down. There comes a time where everyone needs a little brightening. Years of sun exposure starts to reveal the detrimental effects of UV stress, which causes damage in multiple layers of the skin and ultimately diminishes our natural glow.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it’s not just your insides that benefit from the nutritional value of this popular fall fruit. Apples — and apple-derived products such as apple cider vinegar — may also offer a myriad of beauty benefits for your entire body. Read on to discover all the different ways apples can help support your skin AND enjoy a DIY recipe for a soothing oatmeal-apple facial!
Q. I know I should be exfoliating regularly, but I don’t know much about it. A little guidance, please?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
Psst… Do you want to know a beauty secret?
There’s a simple reason why men are slower than women to show signs of aging on their faces: They shave. Yep, that’s right. The act of shaving physically exfoliates the skin, eliminating dead skin cells on the surface, promoting healthy rejuvenation and increasing cellular turnover. The result is smoother, softer, younger-looking skin.
Q. With fall just around the corner, what should I plan to do differently in my skincare routine?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wigggy replies:
It’s the in-between season where summer sun can still be scorching hot, yet the kids are back to school and fall is knocking on the door. Now is an ideal time for a complexion check. The summer months can be rough, with everything from increased UV exposure to higher humidity, harsh pool chemicals and even travel wreaking havoc on your skin. The wear and tear can really start to become noticeable this time of year.
It’s hard to believe, but the end of the school year is already here. My sister, Sandra, is an elementary school music teacher. Like all teachers, she cherishes the gifts her students and their parents give her as tokens of appreciation for all the hard work she does throughout the year. Not surprisingly, homemade goodies are her favorite.
If you’re looking for a special treat for your child’s teacher, try making this gluten-free apple coffee cake. Because it’s gluten free, you don’t have to worry about food allergies. And it stays moist for days, thanks to the apples, coconut oil and a heaping helping of shredded zucchini.
Or, make one for your own family. A slice is the perfect mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack!
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