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Usually, what we rely on is the skin protection with the help of sunscreens and potions that we layer on our skin. This is good, and please, do continue doing it on the daily basis.

But there’s yet another potent approach that would maximize sun protection for your precious skin. It is in your food! And based on all those amazing protective properties that are found in the food ingredients, science offers us more in supplements as well.

Antioxidants and phytonutrients are the KEY to our health. You benefit from daily care. Your skin, eyes, internal organs and muscles – all participate in your daily success. We just need to give our love – with knowledge and care – back to our entire body.

Scroll down to learn a bit more and make some changes to your sun routine during the summer and even winter months.

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  1. CoffeeTime says

    AM COFFEE – Sign In! HELLO, Everyone!

    What have you done this summer to make your SKIN more beautiful and protected from the harmful sun overexposure?

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    What if we could get that same effective protection from the inside out? That question is at the center of two new studies published in The Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology and The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

    #1 Study

    The first study tested citrus extract, rosemary extract, and a combination of both extracts in skin cells and in 10 human volunteers. After 85 days of treatment, the combined supplements increased the amount of UV exposure needed to cause sunburn by 56%.

    #2 Study

    In the second, a group of 20 volunteers took a blood orange supplement and saw protective effects after only 15 days. By the end of the study, researchers concluded that the supplement reduced the risk of sunburn by 40%. Most impressively, patients were asked to avoid wearing sunscreen during testing, meaning the skin-saving results appear to be the work of the supplements alone.

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  4. CoffeeTime says

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    What is it about these particular plants that make them so effective?

    ONE WORD: Antioxidants.

    Environmental stressors like UV radiation cause our cells to churn out free radicals—highly reactive molecules with an imbalance of electrons. These wayward particles tear through the body as they try to regain molecular harmony, damaging cells, DNA, and proteins along the way.

    Antioxidants — like the ones found in citrus and rosemary—neutralize free radicals and halt the kind of damage that can cause premature aging and skin cancer. These studies add to a growing body of research suggesting that the antioxidants we eat can have a profound effect on our outermost layer.

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    • Rebecca Swenor says

      First I have never see or heard of a blood orange before and it looks interesting. I will have to try to find some of these and trick the kids. lol Anyway this is very interesting and I love the science behind it.

    • Katrina A. says

      So if we add more citrus and rosemary to our diets it would help also?

      • CoffeeTime says

        It would help indeed!
        Just keep in mind that supplements have a higher concentration to deliver the most potent amount of the ingredients we are talking about!
        But food, when consumed daily, with these phytonutrients would deliver its benefits to your overall well-being!

    • I use rosemary in my meals. I’ve heard of blood orange but never see them in my local stores.

      • What kid of dishes do you add rosemary too?

        • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

          I add rosemary to fish and meat and tofu dishes.
          I also add rosemary to tomato sauces and pasta dishes.
          It is excellent for any grain recipe like rice, quinoa, and SOUPS, Too!

          • I thought crossed my mind, I need a chart to tell me what herbs compliant with foods. I’m not a great in the kitchen . LOL

            • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

              I can definitely create one for you and others!
              However, I am in love with cooking and prepping recipes.
              From my experience, we need to try different herbs with different foods we eat on the regular basis.
              If I used the general guidelines – I would have MISSED OUT on a ton of herbs that I am using in my own cooking!
              But the general guidelines which herbs are better for this or that type of food – we’ll do it for you!
              Herbs are so individually wired to each one of us – we may like what others may perceive unlikable.

    • Another reminder to stop eating the processed foods and go natural and healthy. Makes me wonder about the kids snacks that say they are full of vitiamins, Are they really healthy and good for them.

    • i can not find blood orange here either!! But I do love oranges and we eat a lot of them…we love fruit!! and i cook with rosemary

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

        If you cannot locate BLOOD ORANGES in your local stores, get oranges.
        But blood oranges are really great not just for the skin’s sake.
        They provide an excellent pH environment for our stomachs and play role in blood sugar levels.

        • i love to use my fresh herbs and growing them are super easy you can grow them in a window ledge if you dont have room for the in the garden or the space they make your food pop

    • Rebecca Swenor says

      This information makes me think I should have been eating blood oranges years ago. Rosemary I grow up on because of my Italian grandmother.

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    You’re diligent about fruits, veggies, and multis, but your skin care routine is still missing vitamins.
    Source: Prevention

    Research shows that certain nutrients are essential for preventing and reversing many signs of skin aging. A well-balanced diet is important, of course—eating a variety of healthy foods helps keep skin supple and glowing. But the fact is, “the body delivers only a certain percentage of vitamins to your skin, no matter how much you ingest,” says Mary Lupo, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine.

    Plus, there’s no way to send them straight to your crow’s feet or brown spots.

    The solution: Applying vitamins topically to deliver maximum anti-aging benefits—everything from improving texture and tone to fading under-eye circles. Follow this user’s guide to the letter, and soon your skin will look better than ever.

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    Vitamin A for wrinkles
    Source: Prevention

    Best overall age-fighter

    Find it in: OTC lotions, night creams (vitamin A derivatives are known as retinoids), and prescription products

    Proven to: Reduce wrinkles, fade brown spots, and smooth roughness. “There are more than 700 published studies on retinoids—they’re tried-and-true ingredients.

    Anyone who wants younger-looking skin should use one,” says Doris Day, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center.

    How to use: Apply your retinoid at night—sunlight inactivates most forms of vitamin A. Prescription retinoids work fastest, within four to eight weeks. The downside: They’re irritating, causing redness, scaling, and flaking that can last for weeks or longer.

    OTC products are best for beginners; you’ll experience fewer skin care side effects because the retinol they contain is slowly converted to retinoic acid, the active ingredient in prescription creams. To avoid irritation, apply an OTC or prescription retinoid every second or third night, at least for the first two weeks, and build up to nightly use. Apply sparingly; a pea-size amount is enough to cover your entire face.

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    • Rebecca Swenor says

      I am going to have to get this. Thanks for sharing.

    • Katrina A. says

      So many people over apply, over use their product. A pea sized amount will really be more than enough.

    • I will look into buying some.

    • my problem with this is my skin is so sensitive that it breaks me out after one usage and my mom always tells me how wrinkled i look ugh

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

        Have you tried home-made masks for your FACE and NECK?
        We need to cover this subject more intimately here at AM Coffee.
        I need to collect my mask recipes that I make regularly. In the morning or even during the day, I place a facial mask for 10-15 minutes and just walk around when doing other stuff.

        • that would be fabulous like i have to wear covergirl makeup I’ve tried others i cant I cant change my laundry detergent my soap nothing or I have major issues

          • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

            Stick with the stuff that works for you, especially when you experience such huge allergic reactions and sensativities.

    • The brown spot are starting, Just remembering to stop and take time to give myself some TLC seems to be the problem. I need a to do list in the bathroom as a reminder. Like one the size of a poster board, LOL

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

        To KNOW what you need for your TLC is great.
        However, to have your list in the bathroom is NOT Enough!
        Just take ONE thing from that list and go do it Now.
        Yes, that’s how you get a Satisfaction – SUCCESS – from doing something from your list.
        Then CELEBRATE it with a loud YES, or anything that will trigger that COMPLETION of the task and will SERVE TO YOU AS YOUR MOTIVATION.

    • Rebecca Swenor says

      This is really interesting information and something I should look into.

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    Vitamin B3 for redness
    Source: Prevention

    Boosts hydration to reduce redness

    Find it in: Lotions, creams, and serums. It’s often called niacinamide on the label.

    Proven to: Increase production of ceramides and fatty acids, two key components of your skin’s outer protective barrier. “As that barrier is strengthened, skin is better able to keep moisture in and irritants out—making B3 a great ingredient if your complexion is dry or sensitive,” says Leslie S. Baumann, MD, director of the University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute.

    In one study, a moisturizer with niacinamide improved the flushing and blushing of rosacea, a common condition that can worsen with age. Another B3 skin care benefit: It inhibits the transfer of pigment to skin cells, minimizing dark spots.

    How to use: For maximum results, apply B3 vitamins in the morning and evening. To reduce irritation from your retinoid, use it in conjunction with niacinamide. “Mix them together in the palm of your hand before applying—they won’t inactivate each other,” says Baumann. Besides decreasing side effects, the combo produces superior anti-aging benefits.
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    • Rebecca Swenor says

      I love this information. This is awesome thanks. 🙂

    • Katrina A. says

      This tip is just for me! Thank you. I’ve never heard of B3 and you know I have major redness issues.

    • will remember the ingredient and look for that when purchasing next time!!

    • I know people that are taking Vit B shots to boost weight lose, I am going to ask them if they see a improvement to there skin.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

        What they need to realize – when Vit B is taken for weight loss purposes – that there should be its entire complex in certain proportions to bring a visible effect!
        Not just Vit B12 or B6. It is ALL B vitamins that will make a difference.
        The best way to supplement is via FOODS we eat. We won’t get them all at once. But when eaten daily, we will get the benefits!

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    Vitamin C for spots
    Source: Preventio

    All-around anti-ager

    Find it in: Moisturizers formulated to keep vitamin C stable (opaque, airtight containers are ideal). Look for C near the middle of the ingredients panel to help ensure the 5% or higher concentration needed to see skin care benefits, advises Hema Sundaram, MD, a dermatologist in the Washington, DC, area.

    Proven to: Mop up the free radicals that trigger wrinkling, sagging, and other aging changes. Vitamin C also helps smooth and firm skin and fade brown spots. In one study, women who treated sun-damaged skin with a C cream for six months saw significant improvement in fine lines and discoloration.

    Though the benefits of retinoids (see vitamin A) and vitamin C sound similar, using both delivers more complexion perfection. “Skin aging occurs in various ways, so you need multiple forms of defense and repair,” says Dr. Lupo.

    How to use: Apply vitamin C in the morning before sunscreen to shield your skin from any UV-generated free radicals that get by your sunblock.
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    • Rebecca Swenor says

      When I was younger I would rub a lemon on my face and you could feel the shrinkage. This is all great information. Thanks Laura.

    • I live in the mountains, fresh lemons are hard to get here. Need to look into alternatives.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

        Just get fresh oranges and other citruses from the people’s market, if possible, or get them in the store.
        I have citruses all-year-round in my fridge. Awesome dessert and cleaning of a palate, in addition to skin benefits.

        • Living in the mountains, vegtables are easy to get because we grown a garden but the citrus is harder when the nearest supermarket is a hour away. Then you stop and wonder how fresh is the citrus you are buying. The joys of mountain life, LOL

          • i need to do this i have spots i have to hide and now with getting older my poor arm are all messed up i cant bump any thing and get a red blood spot my skin is to thin

  9. CoffeeTime says

    Vitamin E for moisture
    Source: Prevention

    Eases dryness and bolsters skin’s UV defense

    Find it in: Sunscreens and after-sun products. The best anti-aging products contain at least 1% vitamin E, so it will be listed near the middle of the ingredients panel.

    Proven to: Quell dryness by helping skin retain its natural moisturizers. Also, vitamin E’s potent ability to neutralize damaging free radicals has earned it the moniker “the protector.”

    A slew of skin care studies document its superstar status. In one, E significantly reduced the number of these unstable molecules created after exposure to cigarette smoke. Others show that when it’s used before UV exposure, skin is less red, swollen, and dry.

    How to use: Apply before and after serious sun exposure. A single strong blast of UV light can destroy half the skin’s natural supply of E, so shore up defenses by slathering on a sunscreen supplemented with E and C before going into the sun—the C helps ensure effectiveness.

    An after-sun salve with E helps, too, says Oceanside, CA, dermatologist Jens Thiele, MD, PhD, a vitamin E expert. Some studies show that the anti-inflammatory action kicks in to reduce damage even after you’ve been in the sun.


  10. CoffeeTime says

    Vitamin K for dark circles
    Source: Prevention

    For younger, brighter eyes

    Find it in: Eye creams that also contain retinol.

    Proven to: Possibly help lighten under-eye circles. Fragile capillaries that allow blood to leak into skin are considered one cause of under-eye circles, and vitamin K (aka phytonadione) may put the skids on this seepage by controlling blood clotting. Daily use of a K cream significantly lightened circles after 4 months in one study, but because the cream also contained retinol, researchers aren’t sure which ingredient deserves credit for the improvement—retinol alone thickens the translucent under-eye skin (making it harder to see the dark blood vessels below) and lightens melanin that makes circles more prominent. Still, it can’t hurt to try a cream that contains vitamin K and retinol; according to Dr. Baumann, the retinol may enhance K’s ability to penetrate skin and knock out darkness.

    How to use: Apply nightly. First allow skin to become acclimated to the retinol—use once or twice the first week, and add a night every week after.

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    • Rebecca Swenor says

      I have to get some of this stuff. MY eyes are what makes me look older I think. Sleep is very important as well along with water. Thanks for all the great tips and info Laura.

    • Nice, I need this.

    • iI have some vitamin K i think maybe I will try this again and see if it changes my results been a while since i used creams cause of breaking out! but maybe i can now Im glad this is the subject!! Its hereditary for all these lines by our eyes! I want to stay young!!! LOL

    • LOL. i just bought some eye cream with RetinAL on Saturday. Will be stating to use it today.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

        Just make sure there are no other CHEMICALS in your product, like phthalates and petroleum-based ingredients.
        Otherwise all the benefits from great and natural ingredients will go down the drain.

        • Checking as I type. LOL

        • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

          I had excellent results with one of the serum-like creams that I’ve been using regularly for several months.
          However, I noticed the fading effect of one of my dark spots on the face within 2-3 weeks. I was so excited, I keep using this product every day.
          It is a bit pricy, but it lasts a long time, depending on the area of dark spots. I just use a tid bit of the product AM and PM.
          Check it our here (I am a distributor for this company to get all the benefits of wholesale pricing!)
          It is called Flawless Skin Brightener

          Check it out, I can get it for you at the distributor pricing.

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