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Apples for Skin!

An apple a day may keep fine lines away! One medium apple contains 14% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C according to the National Institutes of Health. Vitamin C promotes collagen production, protects skin cells from free radicals and increases skin cell turnover rate helping to reveal younger, healthier-looking skin...so eat up!

Is Petroleum Jelly Dangerous?

📸 c/o Paul Fuentes Petroleum jelly is an ultra moisturizing occlusive best suited for lips and the skin on the body (excluding the face if you have oily, acne prone skin). But is it safe? According to The Environmental Working Group, 1 in 14 beauty products contain petroleum. Petroleum found in these products is typically United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) grade of the highest purity and approved by the FDA. No studies have found this type of petroleum to be carcinogenic.Most of the negative buzz around petroleum in cosmetics stems from unrefined petroleum - which contains polycyclic arom...

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.
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