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If your body is healthy on the inside it will show through your skin on the outside.  One way to help achieve this is from antioxidants, they are great for your skin and body.  Antioxidants can be remembered as ACES which I still remember like that from school.  They are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Selenium, hence ACESJ  Antioxidants help reverse free radical damage to your cells in your body.  Free radical damage can come from eating something with toxins in it or being around pollution, smoke and most chemicals.  Not only should your skin products have plenty of antioxidants in them (think night cream, mask etc.) but you should be consuming plenty of them each day.  When shopping for products at the grocery store remember that the brighter the color, then there are more antioxidants in them.  Take bell peppers for example, they come in 4 colors; green, red, orange and yellow.  The yellow bell pepper has 30% more antioxidants than the green bell pepper.  Other sources of antioxidants are berries (blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry and cranberry).  Another good rule of thumb is anything with vitamin C in it is great for you.  Here’s a recipe for an antioxidant packed smoothie that will get you feeling great and have your skin looking beautiful as well.  For use as a homemade mask, just eliminate the milk and blend then lather on your face.

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1 cup Greek yogurt

½ cup almond milk

1 ½ cup frozen berries (I use a blend)

*Blend & drink


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