The clocks have sprung forward and Spring is blossoming. This is the time to get outside and get fit—and this is also the time to spring train for your beauty routine. With summer sun and fun just months away, here are five small steps to reboot and refresh your beauty training program. Follow these rules for dewy, supple skin, strong nails and gorgeous shiny locks that you can feel confident in showing off as the better weather arrives.
EAT YOUR ORGANIC BEAUTY FOODS
If you have not already made the switch to organic, non-processed foods this is the time. Eating organic, clean foods including lots of fruits and veggies with vibrant colors: the deeper the color, the more polyphenol antioxidant power. Keep in mind that organic hormone-free foods help minimize toxins and enhance radiance. Eating dark leafy greens like swiss chard, kale and spinach deliver a total boost of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Dark leafy greens offer one of the most concentrated sources of nutrition, rich in minerals (iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium) + vitamins (K, C, E and some B vitamins), beta-carotene and lutein–which a natural wrinkle zapper.
TAKE YOUR BEAUTY CAPSULE
To make it easier than ever before to get your beauty proteins, Reserveage is thrilled to introduce our latest Beauty from Within innovation, Tres Beauty 3: a single capsule beauty supplement that suits all of your beauty needs. It’s unique combination of nutrients that provide building blocks for Collagen, Keratin & Elastin in addition to including Biotin and Hyaluronic Acid. Our innovative formula supports healthier hair, skin and nails—perfect complement to add to your morning routine*!
BOOST YOUR COLLAGEN
You may think it’s time for lighter menus, spring salads and cutting out all the fatty comfort foods you indulged in during the fall and winter months. But skinless, boneless chicken (a spring menu staple) is devoid of the crucial collagen we need in our diets. We no longer eat the most collagen rich parts of our foods that come from the bones and marrow. Continue eating broths, stews, whole chickens, whole fish cooked on the bone. If you want lighter food, add lobster, salmon and scallops to your menu—not only are they filled with healthy essential fatty acids, they are also filled with minerals like zinc and selenium that are key to collagen production. And increase your intake of vitamin C rich foods like citrus to aid collagen ingestion. While eating collagen-rich foods will help, to help ensure you cover nutritional gaps in some key collagen building blocks take a collagen supplement like our Collagen Booster with Ceramides or carry our Collagen Replenish Chews (they come in great flavors like mixed berry) These are like an insurance policy to help ensure you are getting the key collagen supportive nutrients you may miss when you are on the go*!
SWISH WITH APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Filled with antioxidants, microflora and fauna, apple cider vinegar aids digestion and the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals through digestion boosting the benefits of all of your dietary and supplement intake. It contains a variety of nutrients Vitamins C, A, B1, and B6, potassium, and iron (to name a few) and drinking apple cider vinegar can improve Ph balance and skin. The acidity in apple cider vinegar also makes for a great external beauty application, with power to clear up skin blemishes. Add some raw honey or agave to 2 teaspoons in 8oz of water 3x a day before your meals to get the best daily benefits. You’ll also find it freshens breath — which is a total beauty bonus!
ADD COCONUT OIL TO YOUR SHOPPING LIST
Coconut Oil is rich in beauty benefits and applications! Its anti-inflammatory, high-moisturizing, hydration and lipid-building, antioxidant properties make it a great beauty find for eating and topical application. Primarily composed of saturated fats and contains medium-chain fatty acids, which not only help to repair the skin barrier and trap water, but also hydrate the skin and reduce inflammation. You can use coconut oil to shave your legs, soothe chapped hands, as a deep conditioner for your hair and even clean your face with it!