I was planning to post this on Friday – actually I should have posted it the previous Friday, but sick kids, my gut issues, charity work on behalf of the Vasculitis Foundation, life …. Sorry! One of these days, I might get my whole act together.
For now, let’s talk apples.
We’ve all heard the adage: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
But, an apple a day may also keep the plastic surgeon away.
Yup, apples, as well as two of fall’s other fruit harvests – pumpkins and pomegranates – have amazing beauty benefits.
Some of you may have caught me discussing this food to face topic on PIX11 Morning News, last Tuesday, with my dear friend, and mentor, Sukanya Krishna. (Side bar: I LOVE this woman. She’s a momBOSS, girl’s girl and killer anchor).
If you didn’t get a chance to catch the segment – Fall’s Fountain of Youth Fruits – check out the clip below.
I got quite a few emails and social media pings about the items on the table, so here’s some more scoop about the skincare and beauty finds, as well.
Benefits of Eating Apples
Nutritious Nibble featuring Apples
Beauty Benefits of Apples
Juice Beauty, which has Gwyneth Paltrow as their creative director, have an amazing green apple collection that is formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances (yup eco excellence). The apples are even sourced from organic farms. On PIX11 I spotlighted the Green Apple Firming Body Moisturizer $18.
Benefits of Eating Pumpkins
Nutritious Nibbles featuring Pumpkins
noosa yoghurt Pumpkin Flavor 4oz. 4 pack $4.99, Available at Whole Foods.
Beauty Benefits of Pumpkins
PCA SKIN has a great pumpkin wine-based toner. Yup, you can make wine from anything. Who knew! The Nutrient Toner is $35.
Benefits of Eating Pomegranates
Nutritious Nibble featuring Pomegranates
POM Wonderful POM POMS Fresh Arils 4.3oz $3.99, Available at local grocery store
Beauty Benefits of Pomegranates
WELEDA is another one of those brands I trust for their cleaner, greener approach to formulation. IF you’re looking for a new night moisturizer, try their Pomegranate Firming Night Cream $37, available at Whole Foods.
I’m so passionate about finding cleaner, green beauty and lifestyle products. So, if you have a brand or product you love – skincare, cosmetics, cleaning agents, baby/kid items, whatever – leave a comment below. Let’s detoxify together. #CleanerGeenerLife
NOTE above medical/health claims: I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on f TV. All benefits are those I’ve heard from medical experts, research online and via interviews, and/or found in recent studies. If you have concerns about eating something or the effects of a certain product/ingredient on your skin, please call your REAL doctor.
Also, the food brands listed above and featured in my segment are not endorsing any of the benefits claims I’m mentioning, unless stated otherwise. Because, like me, they are not fans of law suits.
Okay, that’s all. Just gotta get that out. Like I said, I’m not a fan of law suits. Stress is just toxic for your skin.
Until next time, here’s hoping you #AlwaysBeYourBestYou.