The Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables High in Antioxidants

September 27, 2010

We have all heard that antioxidants have many health benefits, so it is not a bad idea to load up on fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants next time you hit the grocery store! Here is a breakdown of the health benefits of some of your future high antioxidant grocery items: 

  • Bolster your Brainpower with Blueberries- Studies have found that blueberries improve memory retention, balance, concentration and cognition
  • Prevent Depression with Plums- Reduce anxiety-related emotions and behaviors
  • Beans Boost your Bodies Protection- Damaged cells can potentially cause cancer but the phytochemicals found in beans can provide added cell protection
  • Artichokes Keep you on your A-Game with Weight-loss- Low in calories and proven to lower cholesterol
  • Reduce the numbers on the scale with Red Grapefruit- Eat a ½ grapefruit with each meal for 12 weeks and lose an average 3.5 pounds!  Additionally, grapefruits have the antioxidant lycopene which protects against cancer.
  • Save your memory with Cinnamon- Can inhibit the production of Alzheimer’s disease cells
  • Choose Cherries- Loaded with anthocyanins, dark cherries can reduce belly fat, blood sugar and your cholesterol count.
  • Fight Aging with Figs- the antioxidants in figs stay in the blood for 4 hours
  • Bone Strength pays off with Prunes- we need mineral boron and vitamin K for strong bones and prunes have both.
  • Reduce Wrinkles with Watermelon- sunburns are not healthy for your skin but luckily watermelon has lycopene giving 33% more UV protection over other fruits.
  • Help your Heart with Dark Chocolate- increases relaxation capabilities of blood vessels by reducing platelet activation due to the high amount of flavonoids in the chocolate.

Fruits and Veggies are the way to go!  Always make sure you get your daily dose of Vitamins A, C and E which are among the most effective skin-protecting antioxidants. They neutralize free radicals resulting from or generated by sunlight, pollution and smoking that can damage skin. In other words, antioxidants help protect skin from environmental damage.

Skincare Product Recommendations:

mark For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30– Skincare with super fruits and super foods.  $16.00

AVON MOISTURE THERAPY A•C•E Pro-Vitamin Complex Bonus Size Body Lotion- $13.00

AVON Solutions Winter Moisturizing Mask-Vitamin A, C and E-fortified, super-hydrating replenisher. Immediately moisturizes and retexturizes skin. ONLY $6.00


Reduce The Early Signs of Aging! Avon REJUVENATE! SAVE 26% NOW!

September 23, 2010

$58.00 Value on Sale for $25.oo-  Designed for Women in their late 20’s and 30’s


A $58.00 value! The REJUVENATE skin care regimen…now in a 4-piece starter kit! Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles in just 3 days. The 3-step regimen includes:

STEP 1 – Cleanse with the 2-in-1 Gel Cleanser Try-It Size. Innovative 2-in-1 gel formula deep-cleans and tones, as it rejuvenates fatigued-looking skin. Formulated with a fusion of pioneering technologies — Exfo-Smoothing Complex, MiniExtraction Technology and RevitaFresh Technology – inspired by a professional anti-aging facial. Instantly, leaves skin looking and feeling clean, toned, and refreshed. With continued use, improves skin texture and makes pores look tighter. Visibly reduces lines and other signs of aging to reveal fresh, younger-looking skin. Oil-free. Dermatologist-tested. Allergy-tested. 1.7 fl. oz.

STEP 2 – Moisturize with the Day Cream SPF 25 Try-It Size in the morning, and Night Cream Try-It Size in the evening. Each, .5 fl. oz.

STEP 3 – Treat with the 24 Hour Eye Moisturizer with SPF 25. Use AM and PM on eyelids and undereye areas. Day Eye Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25 UVA/UVB scientifically designed to reduce undereye circles and protect against UVA/UVB damage to sensitive lid & undereye areas. Night Eye Cream specially formulated to visibly reduce undereye puffiness and smooth the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. .33 total fl. oz.


The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for an AMAZING Anti-Aging Solution!

September 23, 2010

If you are not fully familiar with the benefits of hyaluronic acid for healthy looking skin then you arent alone; hyaluronic acid remains a well kept secret among experts within the skin-care industry. Of course, there is good reason behind the shroud of secrecy hyaluronic acid gets great results and could potentially cut into the profits of those trying to sell more expensive surgical procedures for fine lines and other routine damage that responds beautifully to the healing effects of hyaluronic acid.

The secret to hyaluronic acid is actually simple once you understand how it works. Because it is a naturally occurring substance found in skin, collagen and other areas of the body there is little irritation or risk of allergy, unlike other popular skin care products. However, don’t confuse gentle with a lack of efficacy. Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water within the cells of the skin and tissue underneath, literally acting like a sponge to retain a supple, firm skin tone and youthful appearance. In fact, HA excels in this area and is actually able to absorb approximately 1,000 times its own weight inside the extracellular spaces within the matrix of the skin. It plumps skin and enhances the volume to create that same firm yet soft and supple skin associated with youth. Changes can be seen in as little as 30 minutes and last up to six months or even longer depending upon the method of delivery, duration of use and formulation.  Additionally, hyaluronic acid is able to effectively penetrate the skin and assist in the delivery of other important ingredients to aide in the healing and restoration required in the maintenance of supple skin.

Unfortunately, the naturally occurring levels of hyaluronic acid produced by the body tend to decline over time. As we age, the body begins to produce less and less hyaluronic acid while the cumulative environmental impact of radiation, chemicals, poor nutrition and other hazards continue to take their toll. Delicate facial tissue tends to show it first as the impact of dehydration, loss of collagen and reduction of elastin form fine lines, wrinkles and loss of supple skin tone.

It is possible to replace or enhance the body’s own production of hyaluronic acid through diet, injections or just the regular application of a topical cream; however, there are some tactical considerations to keep in mind. Injections are effective for three to six months but require the use of needles and have a tendency to fade over time leading to an inconsistent facial appearance as well as gradual onset of new wrinkles.

The most consistent hyaluronic acid approach is the use of a daily serum or topical but unfortunately, few cosmetics use hyaluronic acid in their formularies due to the significant cost in comparison to inferior ingredients. Not only does it provide consistent results but delivers a steady supply of hydration and other important elements required to fight fine lines and wrinkles on a regular basis.

First for Avon: Injectable-grade facial filler, is now in a Serum.  The hyaluronic acid serum from Avon is a Top Seller among consumers and was an Honorable Mention Winner of the first ever Good Housekeeping Anti-Aging Awards for the Best Facial Firmer category.   This super concentrated serum has 3X the level of injectable-grade hyaluronic acid for dramatic filling & plumping.* Use after PM cleansing, before moisturizing. 1 fl. oz
In just 3 days,
Begins to reduce the look of deep folds.
In 2 weeks,
82% of women saw more youthful fullness in the cheek area.**
In 4 weeks,
Dramatically reduces the look of deep facial folds and hollowness..

What is it?
Naturally produced by skin, hyaluronic acid provides moisture and fullness from within – but production decreases with age.
Why injectable-grade?
It is the same high-quality hyaluronic acid pure enough for dermatologists to use for facial filling injections.
How does ANEW use it?
ANEW has formulated this product to stimulate filling fibers, helping to restore youthful fullness and fill in deep folds.

“I use injectable-grade fillers in my office. People pay hundreds of dollars for these injections. It’s remarkable that now Avon is able to provide injectable-grade filler in a topical serum at an accessible price.” – Dr. Cheryl Karcher, board certified, nationally recognized expert in aesthetic dermatology with a high-profile New York City practice.

GET ANEW CLINICAL Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum FOR ONLY $54.00!  CLICK HERE!

Dramatic Firming Cream! Only $8.50!

September 22, 2010

Rediscover your skin. AVON’s exclusive mix of vitamin E, carrot, apricot and arnica oil improves elasticity and resilience, for noticeably firmer, toned, supple skin in just 4 weeks.

Vitamin E- First of all, because of its antioxidant activity, vitamin e is vital in protecting skin cells from ultra violet light, pollution, drugs, and other elements that produce cell damaging free radicals. It is believed that vitamin e is most effective in its natural alcohol form rather than its acetate form where it is a less effective antioxidant. Watch for this in the labelling of skin care products. Vitamin E added to lotions, creams, and other skin care products, as well as taken orally, plays a role in the anti-aging of skin. It helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also, free radicals are believed to play an important role in skin aging and therefore the antioxidant activity is quite valuable for this skin problem.


Carrot- Vitamin A is essential for tissue growth in the body. Carrots contain vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Therefore, with daily intake of carrot juice, one doesn’t need to take vitamin A supplements.  Carrot is an excellent natural antioxidant. which slow down the process of aging by scavenging on free radicals. These free radicals cause many health problems like eczema, dermatitis, wrinkles and even rashes.  One of the most important carrot benefits for skin, is that it fights sun damage. Carrots contain carotenoids and powerful antioxidants. Carotenoids help to protect, and condition the skin. Antioxidants in carrots increase the skin’s immunity against sun and also help in healing sunburn. Vitamin C in carrots help in collagen production in the body. Collagen is an essential protein for skin elasticity. Collagen helps to prevent wrinkles and locks the process of aging.  Another known sobriquet for carrot is herbal healer. Carrot juice is beneficial in preventing and curing of scars.  Carrot has anti-inflammatory property, and helps to revitalize and tone the skin.

Apricot- Studies have shown that apricots can  help in curing skin diseases. It can be applied with beneficial results in scabies,  eczema, sun-burn and itching of the skin due to high exposure to sun.  It also makes the skin look fresh, glowing and healthy.


Arnica Oil– Arnica oil has been used for its magical healing properties for centuries. It is mostly used as a topical treatment and is effective in treating bruises, sprains, dislocations, acne, varicose ulcers and hair loss.  The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of arnica oil make it useful in treating a number of skin ailments. Arnica oil is used topically for treating acne, cuts, boils and skin rashes. A lot of scar removal creams have arnica oil as an important constituent that helps in healing and reducing scars.