• Processed Meat Skin Connection

    Processed Meat Skin Connection
      Photo Credit: Dan Cretu Processed meats like bacon, sausage, hot dogs and some cold cuts have been linked to an increased risk of cancer according to the World Health Organization. They can also negatively impact your skin. Studies have shown that the sodium nitrates used to preserve processed meat may trigger collagen and elastin breakdown causing premature aging.
  • Vitamin C Glow!

    Vitamin C Glow!
      photo credit: instagram.com/max164   We all know that Vitamin C is amazing topically, but have you considered taking it internally? If not, you should! According to the Mayo Clinic Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron, lowers your risk of developing cataracts and may lower your risk of many types of cancer. While ingestion of fresh fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C...
  • Oily Skin Routine

    Oily Skin Routine
      Cleanse, Exfoliate, Moisturize!   Beta Hydroxy Acids- namely Salicylic Acid at a concentration of 2%- has been proven to be a game changer for oily, acne-prone skin. Salicylic Acid is a chemical exfoliant that sloughs off dead skin, blackheads, white heads and clears pores. Due to its potential irritating effects, it is best used alone and not in combination with other leave-on exfoliants....
  • Sugar Skin Connection

    Sugar Skin Connection
    Photo Credit: Tommy Bordonaro Hooked on the sweet, bubbly stuff? A can of Coca Cola contains 39 grams of sugar. When sugar is consumed, a sugar molecule attaches itself to other molecules in the body (like collagen!) causing those molecules to become stiff. This natural process is known as glycation. Excessive glycation occus when high amounts of sugar are ingested- leading to collagen and...
  • Ascorbic Acid

    Ascorbic Acid | Vitamin C
    Ascorbic Acid is the purest and most widely researched form of Vitamin C. It is well-known for triggering collagen synthesis, neutralizing free radicals and brightening the skin- fighting hyperpigmentation, blemishes/dark marks, photo-aging and uneven skin tone, among other benefits. When combined with Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E its efficacy is increased 8 fold.  Due to its concentrated nature, it becomes unstable when exposed to...
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