Thursday, August 25, 2011

Maximize your Beauty Potential- What to Use, What NOT to use

Everything you eat shows up on your skin. Eat a lot of junk food? It shows. By your thirties, if you have had bad health habits they will show on your face. Too many late nights, unhealthy food, yo-yo dieting…these are the bane of your skin! One of the best ways to maximize your beauty potential and truly let your radiance shine is through your diet. Treat your body well, you skin will repay youJ.

No matter how hard we try to get all the nutrients we need in our diet, life gets busy, and what we eat is one of the first things to go. This is why supplements are fantastic. A few everyone should use for their over-all wellbeing (and skin of course!) are:

Omega-3 Fatty acids- Fish Oil, AND Flaxseed Oil (both of these)

Vitamin C

A multivitamin

Supplements are like skincare, sometimes a little extra money gives you a better product. Vitamin C, and Fish-Oil break down over time with Oxygen exposure. Keep your supplements in a dark, cool place, and I do not recommend buying in bulk. If you buy in huge supply, before your fish oil or Vitamin C supplements are used up, their potency will be gone.

Adding Green tea to your diet can really be beneficial, and it works wonders for your skin! Try drinking as much water as you can (without over-doing it of course), and adding regular cups of green tea to your diet. You will see an improvement in your skin.

Also reach for pomegranates! Several studies have shown that pomegranates have more antioxidant power than Green tea and red wine!

If you have any skin problems, or just want to maintain the glow that you have, stay away (or limit more realistically) these:

Refined white sugar





High fructose corn sugar

Saturated fat

And yes, as of recent several studies have come out in favor of caffeine. Caffeine does have many benefits, between anti-aging, and even sunburn, and skin cancer! But remember, caffeine does dry out your skin. If you drink one cup of coffee per day, and drink water before consumption, that’s fine. Remember, it is all about maintaining skin’s barrier…because if that breaks down your skin is susceptible to bacteria, allergens, and other irritants that are the root of acne, rosacea, and eczema. Maintain your skin’s barrier and protect your skin.

Be sure to comment on this post! With any questions, feel free to email me at, or via Twitter- @madihebert

Thank you! –Madison H├ębert


  1. Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated is an underrated but detracting way to stay healthy.Regular use of these products results into long term adverse side effects in people who use them. For instance, it may leave behind wrinkles and fine lines.

  2. Drink at least 6 - 8 glasses of spring water or herbal teas. Try to increase the intake of fresh fruits and also green vegetables.

  3. Consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.Drink at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water each day to maintain proper hydration.

  4. Exercises not only help you look firm and beautiful, but it also helps you remain healthy.Drinking plenty of water at least 8-10 glasses a day would rejuvenate the skin cells coupled with enough sleep at night.

  5. The first and foremost of all natural beauty tips is regarding cleaning your skin. Wash your face twice atleast a day. You always need a balanced diet, lots of dark leafy greens and fruits all contain compounds that nourish our skin.

  6. Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen refers to an important protein element that is essential for our skin's firmness. It binds the cells together which results in restoring skin elasticity. Collagen loss results in sagged and wrinkled skin.

  7. When an individual ages, many physical and internal features are changed and that young feeling is lost, people become more prone to illnesses.

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