Today is National Oatmeal Day! Oatmeal is not just for breakfast, but is one of the best natural treatments for dry skin, as it is a soothing anti-inflammatory and redness remover when applied to the skin. Oatmeal, when used as a skin cleanser, actually absorbs and removes surface dirt and impurities while providing very gentle exfoliation, leaving skin smooth, soft, and clean. Oatmeal also combats acne by exfoliating dead skin cells and absorbing and removing oil and bacteria from the skin.
Today is National Nut Day! Nuts are one of the healthiest, most nutritious, and most delicious snacks! Eating nuts reduces hypertension and the risks associated with heart disease. Nuts are also full of protein, fiber, and unsaturated fat. Did you know that peanuts are legumes, a member of the Pea family, and are not really nuts. Some popular types of nuts include pecans, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, and macadamia nuts. Walnuts are considered one of the healthiest nuts. Walnuts contain the most omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts also contain antioxidants that promotes immune system health.
Kojic acid is a fine white powdery substance that is obtained from mushrooms that are native to Japan. Kojic acid cures all kinds of pigmentation problems on our skin. Kojic acid attacks skin pigmentation problems at their root, that is the production of melanin pigment. There are kojic acid creams, soaps and lotions.
The number 1 thing people in their 20s and early 30s can take to prevent aging is to wear sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher every single day. Sunscreen coupled with anti-aging cream helps prevent lines and prevents skin cancer. Washing your face is also critical. Going to sleep with your makeup on can block pores, leaving oil trapped inside and leads to bacteria buildup and breakouts. Collagen starts to break down in the late 20s so it is important to reach for an eye cream that actively targets the area around your eye.