Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Natural Beauty

Hello fellow EcoNinjas!

I think that every teenage girl wants to experiment with new trends in makeup, but what they don't realize is that many cosmetics contain ingredients that are harmful to their skin, AND THE ENVIRONMENT!!! I put together a list of foods that could double as make up products because of the amazing effects that they have on your skin... The best part? All of these foods can be found right here, in our wonderful city of Plano!

1- Yogurt- Yogurt is rich in supply of Vitamin A and Vitamin D, making it the ideal food to help you sharpen your eyesight (buh-bye contacts!) and have your daily dose of Calcium. (yogurt can also double as a GREAT facial mask!)

2- Strawberries- Spring is right around a corner, and so is strawberry season! These juicy red fruits are chocked full with many nutrients (phenols, anthocyanins, and ellagitannins) that have been proven to protect cell structures in the body and prevent oxygen damage to the skin. Strawberries are also a healthier option for those of us who like to whiten our teeth- they act like a buffer to take away stains of coffee, tea, and sodas!

3- Salmon- This delicious fish contains many fatty acids that work to keep skin feeling and looking fresh, hydrated, and healthy. Check out grocery stores in Plano to choose from an extensive variety of salmon!

4- Almonds- Vitamin E, magnesium, monounsaturated fat, and protein all in one bite... could we ask for anything more convenient?


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