We can’t say for sure that it will improve your life, but we can say that if you watch this week’s Health Flash video, you’ll find out the secret to soft skin and shiny hair, which snacks to eat when you’re trying to slim down and how to get FREE stuff at Vitacost.com.
Q. Should I follow a different skin care regimen in the summer than I do in the winter? This humidity makes me feel like I am never truly clean!
Dr. Linda Miles L. Ac., D.O.M. responds:
Summer temperatures and humidity can cause more perspiration and oily skin, which often leads to that not-so-clean feeling. While most people think the key to summer skin care is to cleanse and cleanse and cleanse, and possibly skip the moisturizing step in order to achieve a truly clean-feeling face, resist these temptations. It will only cause unbalanced skin that can lead to more problems.
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Eating avocados is a delicious way to improve your skin and your health. They’re a naturally nutrient-dense food. Nutrients found in avocados include vitamin E, vitamin C, lutein and several B vitamins—folate, B6, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and niacin—all of which have been shown to be good for hair and skin.
Firm avocados will ripen in a day or two at room temperature in a brown paper bag on your kitchen counter. An avocado is ready to serve when the skin turns from dark green to nearly black and yields when pressed gently with a thumb. Ripe avocados can be kept in the refrigerator for several days.
This recipe for Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Warm Mushroom Dressing is an unusual and tasty combination of flavors. The buttery texture of the avocado and the cheese, the citrus bite of the grapefruit slices, and the crunchy tortillas and jicama are highlighted by the beautifully flavored warm mushroom dressing. Best of all, you’ll look great after eating this flavorful dish!
Avocado and Grapefruit Chulapa Salad with Warm Mushroom Dressing
You do all you can to maintain glowing skin and shiny hair. You use natural shampoo infused with nourishing botanical extracts, a moisturizer with added antioxidants – and the list goes on. But what about what you put in your body?
You are what you eat – so here’s a list of five skin and hair-friendly foods to add your daily diet:
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