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Food That Makes Your Skin Glow

“You are what you eat,” as they say. This can be true when it comes to your skin at least. Depending on what some of your main dietary staples are, you could either be helping your skin glow or making your skin dull. Here are some foods that affect the health of your skin. Some of them may surprise you.

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Chocolate?

That’s right. Chocolate can really change the way your skin looks and feels. The cocoa has properties that are good for your skin. You may have seen or used lotions and creams that have cocoa in them. Eating a little bit of chocolate can help too. Eat a few squares of dark chocolate and it may help brighten your skin.

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A Spoonful of Yogurt

Dairy has a lot of proteins that make your skin stronger and more resistant to wrinkling. Some doctors say that Greek yogurt is especially rich in proteins that help your skin remain wrinkle-free. Eating a serving of Greek yogurt every day could keep the wrinkles away.

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Magic Pomegranates

Pomegranates are a fruit that can help your skin look more colorful by increasing the blood flow. The antioxidants help your circulatory system work to help the complexion of your skin shine a little brighter.

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Bored?

If eating is something you do when you’re bored, sunflower seeds are a great fix. They are also packed with vitamin E which helps protect your skin from harmful elements, namely sunshine. So next time you’re bored and start to get snacky, grab a bag of seeds. It can help curb your appetite AND save your skin.

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Strawberry

Yep. Strawberries are good for you skin too, and thank goodness. Nobody complains about having to eat strawberries. They are rich in vitamin C which helps keep your skin hydrated, so your skin will be feeling soft, smooth, and moist.

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Kidney Beans

If acne is a problem for you, eat some kidney beans. They have a lot of zinc in them which has been said to help a lot with clearing up unwanted blemishes and zits. Many acne creams have zinc as an ingredient and adding to your diet by eating some kidney beans could help as well.

Olive Oil

This stuff is versatile when it comes to helping skin. You can add it to your diet as well as apply it topically. If you have parched lips or rough elbows you can apply some olive oil to make them shine! Also, complimenting your next meal with a little olive oil can help heal your skin from the inside out.

Want to learn more about having healthy skin? Check out the Jenks Beauty College esthetics program. We can help you begin your training to becoming a skincare professional. Contact us and get started today!

Protecting Your Skin and Hair For The Summer Season

Summer has finally rolled around! Sunshine, warmth, pool days, beach trips, and festivals are all here. The changing of the seasons brings great things, but it can be hard on your skin and hair. Increased exposure to heat, sun, salt, and chlorine can really do some damage. Even turning on the air conditioner can cause your skin and hair to dry out because in addition to cooling things off, it also dehumidifies the air quite a bit. So, what can you do this summer to protect your skin and hair? Here are some tips we have gathered to help you keep your skin and hair looking as beautiful, lush, soft, and smooth as possible:

Hair

Keeping skin and hair safe in summer
Everybody knows that you should protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. But what about your hair? A lot of people don’t think about taking protective actions for their hair when they are going out to lay by the pool or play on the beach. Chlorine from pools, salt from the ocean, heat, and sunshine can all dehydrate and damage you hair, making it frizzy and unmanageable. There is a myriad of things you can do to protect you hair from the summer elements.

    1. Cover it up!– If you are planning on spending a lot of time out in the sun, wearing a hat is good idea. Hats help protect both your scalp and hair from the elements and will help keep it healthy.

Keeping skin and hair safe in summer

  1. Keep it up!– Put your hair in an updo, braids, or a messy bun instead of leaving it down and parting it. The bun helps trap moisture and also protects your scalp from burning where the part in your hair would normally be.
  2. Clean it up! (or not)– Shampooing your hair too much can be counter productive during the summertime. Your body produces oil for your hair naturally that will protect it from the sun. Instead of washing your hair with shampoo everyday, try using a cleansing conditioner or a dry shampoo a few times a week. Rotate between these different types of products to help your hair keep some of its natural oils.
  3. Smooth it out!– There are a lot of products out there that you should use to help keep your hair in amazing condition during the brutal summer months. There’s masks, leave in conditioners, dry shampoos, mists, and sprays that can all help rescue your hair from the summer elements. Research the variety of products out there and how they protect your hair from the sun and heat. Find ones that will work best for your hair and the conditions you live in.

Skin

The most obvious thing you can do to protect your skin from the sun is to apply sunscreen. But choosing the right sunscreen can be tricky because there are so many options. SPF stands for “sun protection factor” and refers to how much protection from the sun’s UV rays the sunscreen offers. Using a higher SPF sunscreen will provide better protection.

Keeping skin and hair safe in summer

Some other good things to do when using sunscreen is to apply it often. Sometimes the sunscreen won’t last very long because of water, sweat, or using a towel to dry off. Reapplying sunscreen every two hours is a good practice to adopt. Also, you need to give your sunscreen time to work. It takes at least 20 minutes to absorb into the skin and work effectively. Applying sunscreen with the other lotions or skin creams that you use on a daily basis already is a good way to make sure it soaks in and works well. It’s also important to be cautious when using a tanning bed. Just like the sun, tanning beds can burn your skin and cause a lot of damage.

In addition to using sunscreen, wearing clothes that effectively block the sun is a good way to protect your skin. Long sleeve shirts and pants that breathe well are a good choice. This will protect you from the rays of the sun, but still allow you to stay cool in the heat.

Now you’re ready to head out and enjoy the great weather! If you’re interested in learning more about how to make your hair and skin beautiful check out our cosmetology and esthetics programs. You can also contact us to learn more. Have a great summer!

2017 Resolutions: Better Hair & Skin

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With 2017 upon us, it’s always a great time to start thinking of ways to improve your beauty routine. If your hair and skin have a good year, so will you! So, we have some must-do resolutions to make your hair and skin happy this new year.

Lay Off The Heat

Please, your hair is begging you: stop with blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons! Make 2017 the year that you go a little more natural.

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Take Your Makeup Off At Night

We understand that by the time 10 o’clock rolls around, the last thing you want to do is spend another 15 minutes a skin regimen. But listen, you can skip the 4-step regimen and simply use some makeup removing wipes. That way, you spend a quick 60 seconds removing your makeup and your skin is happy and so is your sleep schedule.

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Get Regular Trims

It’s rumored by many that if you get your hair cut more often, it will grow faster. FALSE! Although regular trims don’t actually make your hair grow faster, what they can do is rid your ends of any splits or damage alleviating breakage. So, get your butt into a salon at least every five weeks and keep those ends looking healthy. You’ll be thanking us this time next year when you’ve finally accomplished the length you’ve been working towards.

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Drink More Water

Remember when your mother would always tell you to drink more water? Well, she was right. Water can remove toxins from your body which can result is healthier skin and hair! So the next time you feel like your skin or hair is dry, take that as a sign to make the resolution to drink more water!

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Stop Hoarding Product

We know how hard it is, when you are constantly buying new hair and skin products, to not throw away the olds one but it is so important! Check out this list and you’ll be surprised at the life-span of some of your products. You’ll miss them, but your skin and hair will thank you!

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Master A New Technique

Trends are constantly coming and going but if you want to hop on the trend train, please, master the trend first! You don’t want to be that person that jumps prematurally. Check out our programs page and learn more about how Jenks Beauty College can help keep you up-to-date on the latest beauty trends.

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Do you have some beauty resolutions of your own, this year? Share them with us in the comments!

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