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5 Summer Refreshments for Great Skin

Vitamin B3 for skin health along with 4 other key nutrients are the building blocks of some great suggestions we have for summer refreshments that you can pair with highly effective professional skin care products.

Fueling the skin from the inside out is essential.  We love talking about food and drinks that are great for the skin, especially when they contain some of the most effective ingredients in some of our favorite products.

5 Healthy Summer Refreshments for Great Skin

Containing Vitamin B3 For Skin Health + 4 Other Key Nutrients

Vitamin B3 For Skin Health

We think a Salad Nicoise is an ideal way to get Vitamin B3 For Skin Health! It’s full of delicious tuna and potatoes, which are rich in the nutrient.  You can also pair this with the Vita Cura Gold B3 Serum Complex from Repêchage to give your skin an added boost!

“Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B-3. This essential nutrient helps build proteins in the skin and offers protection against environmental damage…..” Healthline.com

Vita Cura Gold B3 Serum Complex by Repêchage

“Born from our heritage as forerunners in seaweed-based skincare since 1980, the Repêchage® Vita Cura® B3 Serum Complex is the next generation of our best-selling antiaging serums.

Formulated with powerful Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3, our exclusive Laminaria Digitata Seaweed extract, and moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid, this clinically proven serum provides youthful smoothness, visible lifting and firming, and a reduction in the appearance of enlarged pores. You will see immediate results with long-term benefits.” – Repêchage

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Resveratrol for Skin Health

Resveratrol is a really fun way of saying “red wine”!

“Resveratrol is a chemical found in red wine, red grape skins, purple grape juice, mulberries, and in smaller amounts in peanuts. It is used as a medicine.” Webmd.com

Basically, it makes drinking red wine all summer long – a good thing for your skin!  You can also use products that contain Resveratrol, like the Hydra Repair Mask from Dermamed Solutions!

Hydra Repair Mask by Dermamed Solutions

This creamy, hydrating mask works to visibly reduce pores and immediately improve minor irritations and refine texture.  Helps to calm irritable skin and may be used after an aggressive treatment.  It also works well to reduce stress from acne, sunburn and other irritable skin conditions.  It can be used for at-home care and between treatments to help keep skin in a refined condition.  Red wine extract has an anti-inflammatory quality, while squalene and jojoba are added to soothe and replace the lipid barrier to help hold in the skin’s own natural moisture factor.

Vitamin C For Skin Health

There’s nothing more delicious than my favorite Italian summer salad!  The Grapefruit and Fennel Salad is light and refreshing and full of vitamin C!

We don’t really need to go into the benefits of Vitamin C for skin health do we?  Can we just all agree it’s amazing for the skin types that can tolerate it?  We love it for fighting free radicals and brightening the skin! 

We especially love Dawn Lorraine Skincare’s Grapefruit Clearing Creme!

Grapefruit Clearing Creme by Dawn Lorraine Skincare

PURIFYING, LIGHTWEIGHT, OIL FREE  – GLUTEN, DAIRY &  SOY FREE

A light gel like oil free moisturizer for hydration without clogging.  Great for oily and problem skin!

Flavonoids For Great Skin 

The Flavonoids in fresh summer blueberries are only enhanced by the antioxidants in a delicious white tea!  This cool summer beverage is great for the skin!

“Topical application of certain flavonoids may protect skin by absorbing UVR before it can interact with and damage cellular components…” Oregonstate.edu

You can get a dose of the these amazing flavonoids from the Blueberry & White Tea Hydrating Mist by Circadia. 

Blueberry & White Tea Hydrating Mist by Circadia

Hydrate and nourish while protecting skin with a complex of potent antioxidants. Rejuvenate throughout the day with this refreshing mist.

Lycopene For Great Skin

Lycopene is really delicious in a fresh summer tomato!  Put those fresh juicy tomatoes in a fresh salad with Basil and you’ve got a lovely light lunch!

Lycopene specifically helps prevent skin discoloration, texture changes, and fine lines and wrinkles,” says dermatologist Tsippora Shainhouse of Stay Skin Safe. from greatist.com

You can get a topical dose of lycopene in Nature Pure Botanical’s DIOPIN™ WRINKLE DIFFUSING SERUM.

Diopin™ Wrinkle Diffusing Serum by Nature Pure Botanicals

A state of the art anti-aging serum that stimulates new skin cell growth, and improves and brightens sun spots and hyperpigmentation through the powerful effect of Diosgenin, a phytoestrogen, derived from Wild Yam RootGotu Kola boosts collagen production.

The active botanical and anti-inflammatory blend of Tomato (Lycopene)ChamomileBirch BarkCedarwoodPanax Ginseng Root and Panthenol energizes and rejuvenates the skin. The penetration enhancing α-Bisabolol reduces fine lines, wrinkles.

Essential Fatty Acids For Great Skin

Essential Fatty Acids taste delicious when they take the form of avocado and you mix them with lemon juice, salt, pepper and a little garlic!  They’re great for the skin.

“These polyunsaturated fats also help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier, critical in keeping skin hydrated, plumper, and younger looking.” Webmd.com

You can also get the benefits of essential fatty acids in Shira’s Pure Avocado Moisturizer from California Skincare Supply. 

Pure Avocado Moisturizer by Shira from California Skincare Supply

Get perfectly radiant skin with the regular use of the Shir-Organic Pure Avocado Moisturizer. This pure avocado moisturizer is packed with Vitamins A, D, E, and Lecithin. The goodness of avocado is responsible to make your skin smoother, softer, and more moisturized than ever. A regular application of the avocado moisturizer combats the signs of premature skin aging like stray wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. It provides your skin a constant dose of sterolins to protect against the sun damage. It is most suitable for dry skin as it hydrates the skin and leaves it completely nourished.

Talk To Your Doctor First

Learning about nutrition for healthy skin is a very positive action step to take.  However, before making any changes to your diet or adding supplements to your regimen, you should always consult your physician. If you want to incorporate nutritional recommendations in your practice, be sure you understand the laws within your state regarding licensure and scope of practice.

Looking For Seasonal Skin Care Suggestions?

Yes, nutrition for healthy skin begins with what you eat, be sure to give your skin the best skin care products it needs on a seasonal basis.  The Lipgloss + Aftershave Seasonal Skin Care Guides are a great place to get a recap of every seasons must haves!

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