We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” First recorded in the 19th-Century by a French physician studying the relationship between gout and diet, it has become a familiar tagline for healthy living.
Summer is the perfect time to take a look at which foods are good for us, especially for our skin. With summer in full-swing everyone is spending more time outdoors, which means that taking care of your skin is even more important.
Here’s what you should be eating for skin health, according to healthy-skincare.com. While there is science behind each of these recommendations, I’m not going there. Suffice it to say that each of these foods tastes good, is readily available and is chock-full of good stuff like antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids.
These foods help your skin cells rebuild and they help to maintain and retain essential moisture. Some fight acne and other skin problems, while carrots actually provide natural sun protection, about 2-4 SPF. That doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen, but every little bit helps, right?
- Brazil Nuts
- Pomegranate Juice
- Sunflower seeds
- Whole Grains
- Green Tea
In addition to eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep help promote healthy skin. Since your skin is the barrier for all of your other organs and the body’s first line of defense, it makes sense that you should feed it the proper nutrients. And with summer in full swing, that shouldn’t be too hard.
Visit to the local farmers’ market, anyone?
Eucerin Giveaway Details…
Going to a 4th of July picnic or other get together this weekend? Why not take a big bowl of blueberries? Or if you are feeling more ambitious, Eucerin suggest the following Uncovered Blueberry Pie recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. Easy, tasty and good for your skin! Just don’t forget your Eucerin SPF 15 body and SPF 30 face lotions before you go out.
The Prize: In keeping with the theme of healthy eating this month, Eucerin is giving away one prize pack of full-size bottles of Eucerin Everyday Protection Face SPF 30 and Body SPF 15 lotions; a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card, a Better Homes and Gardens Pie Pan, an apron and oven mitts ($75 value).
To Enter: Please leave your name here at my blog in the comments. Feel free to comment, especially if you have a tip for healthy eating or a great skin-friendly recipe to share. In addition, visit the Eucerin Facebook page, take the Skin First Pledge and share your recipe or tip there as well with almost 350,000 skin-savvy followers! Amazing!
Deadline: Entries will be accepted through midnight (MDT), July 15, 2011. One winner will be chosen in a random drawing.
Good luck and bon appetit!
I am very happy to be working with Eucerin as part of their Skin First Blogger Network. As part of this effort, Eucerin is providing me with skin care information, as well as skin care and wellness products. They are also providing this giveaway to my readers. All opinions expressed in this post are my own and reflect exactly what I would tell my friends and family.
This Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Javeta!
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