skincare

Foods for Flawless Skin

Unless you are miraculously blessed with perfect skin, we all have to factor skincare into our daily lives. While daily cleansing and the occasional facial are paramount in the battle for perfect skin we often times forget that we can improve our skin from the inside as well. There are super foods out there that you can implement into your everyday diet that will help get you that radiant glowing skin we all long for.

Mangoes are a great “face food”. They hold more than 80% of the daily requirements of vitamin A, which helps to maintain and repair skin cells. Mangoes are also rich in antioxidants, which fight free radical damage that can prematurely age the skin. 

Avocados are not only yummy but very beneficial for your skin, too! They are abundant in essential oils and B-complex vitamins that help to nourish your skin inside and out. If you’re not an avocado-lover you can still reap the benefits by creating an avocado face mask to help solve dry skin problems instantly!

Almonds are another food great for skin. You can find 150% of your daily vitamin E needs inside these nuts.

Baked potatoes – sorry, not the fried ones, are also good for your skin. Eating one baked potato with the skin will give you 75% of what your daily copper intake should be. Copper works with vitamin C and zinc to produce the elastin fibers that support skin structure.

 Always remember that anything rich in omega 3’s and biotin will do wonders for your skin. Keeping a regular skin care regiment and staying hydrated will also keep your skin glowing!

 Try some of these yummy fun recipes for stunning skin! http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/psoriasis/tips/7_recipes_for_stunning_skin.aspx

 

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Relieve Tired Eyes

Finally, you have a great night’s sleep and feel relaxed and rejuvenated. You start your morning routine, look in the mirror and notice that those annoying dark circles are still there. We know how frustrating this can be. But it’s important to remember that the skin around your eyes is very delicate. One night of restful sleep may not do the trick. So, we called upon the skincare experts at Murad® to learn more about dark circles and how to prevent them.

The skin around the eyes is fragile, and readily shows the signs of age, fatigue and stress. The tissue is thinner, water evaporation is rapid and the collagen and elastin fibers are less numerous. In addition, the eye area has few (if any) oil-producing glands, so it requires intense hydration that my not be appropriate for the rest of your face.

Although some dark circles are genetic, you can reduce their appearance by getting plenty of sleep and keeping your body hydrated by eating lots of raw fruits and vegetables on daily basis.

You can also relieve tired eyes with products that contain wild yam and soybean to increase firmness, caffeine and light refractors to minimize puffiness and chamomile extract to calm and soothe.

Most importantly, take time to relax! Sleep and relaxation are key to keeping your eyes looking refreshed and youthful. Try taking a hot bath before bed and make sure to shut off all distractions (television, Smartphone and computers) an hour before you turn in for the night.

At all Massage Envy Spa clinics, we offer four different Murad® Healthy Skin facials, as well as an array of Murad® skincare products. To determine what treatment is best for your skin, visit http://www.massageenvy.com/facials.

Happy Birthday Dr. Murad!

Today is Dr. Howard Murad’s Birthday! We thank him for the amazing products that we use at Massage Envy to make your skin the healthiest, most youthful it can be!

“Massage Envy Spa’s Murad Healthy Skin Facials feature specially formulated products from world-renowned Murad, Inc. Founder and CEO Dr. Howard Murad has devoted his life to making beautiful, healthy skincare products. Founded in 1989, the Murad skincare line is based on science-driven The Cellular Water Principle®, which concludes that our cells lose the ability to retain water as we age. Murad products are designed to repair cell membranes while attracting water and nutrients to the cells. This unmatched Murad approach makes Massage Envy Spa’s Murad Healthy Skin Facials the most effective way to achieve balanced, more youthful-looking skin.”

Read up more on our favorite doctor here!