Sunday, February 17, 2013
Is it possible to glow with health? If new research is to be believed, the answer is yes.
Eating at least three portions of fruit and vegetables daily – including carrots, cabbages and kiwi fruit – gives skin a ‘healthy’ radiance akin to a tan after just a few weeks, according to the study.
Psychologists from the University of St Andrews analysed the impact fruit and vegetable consumption had on perception of skin color.
Pictures were taken of men and women to analyse their skin tone before and after the test period.
Researchers found that increased fruit and vegetable consumption led to a deepening of natural red and yellow skin coloration.
They calculated that 2.9 portions of fruit and vegetables a day over a six-week period are
enough to make people
look more healthy, while 3.3 portions will boost attractiveness.
In a second project, participants were asked to ‘judge’ the pictures to rate how attractive the faces were. Those with the ‘healthy glow’ were deemed most desirable.
Campaigners struggling to persuade people to eat the recommended five portions of fruit and veg a day could use the findings to promote the idea that such products are not only healthy, but make you more attractive.
Advertising the results of our work could be persuasive in motivating individuals to avoid the dangers of excess ultraviolet exposure in favor of improving diet, which we show to be a more effective way of improving appearance, said Dr Ross Whitehead, who led the study.
‘We found that skin color associated with fruit and vegetable consumption influences apparent health to a greater extent than a tan.’
Carotenoids – the nutrients responsible for the colors in foods, including carrots and sweet potatoes – are thought to be responsible for the effects. Carotenoids are also present in all layers of human skin.
There are several hundred carotenoids, but beta-carotene and lycopene are among the most studied and are associated with a number of health benefits. Carotenoids in retinas, for example, protect the eyes.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you have a day filled with romantic surprises! Or……if you are single and lovin’ it, I hope you have a nice quiet evening at home with your favorite box of chocolates……
Are you looking to get your skin back in tip top shape? Are you looking tired when you look in the mirror? Wondering what you can do at home to help your skin look younger? We have several great specials this month……
3 IPL photofacials (on the face) plus a Jan Marini Skin Care System…..$600
This is a $220 savings off the regular price!
Included is a Bioglycolic Cleanser, C-ESTA serum, Bioglycolic Bioclear
Lotion, Transformation hydration cream, and an Antioxidant SPF 30
3 IPL photofacials (face) plus a Jan Marini MD Skin Care System……$655
This is a $220 savings as well!
The MD system (which I have) contains the same products as the Skin
Care Management System plus Age Intervention Enlighten MD Lotion
which will focus on hyperpigmentation.
3 IPL photofacials (face) plus a Jan Marini Regeneration Booster…….$550
A $200 savings off the regular price.
The Booster contains anti-aging telomerase enzymes, growth factors,
peptides and Co-Q 10 as an anti-inflammatory and anti oxidant.
3 IPL photofacials on the hands plus an Age Intervention Hand Cream..$400
A $187 savings.
This lotion contains glycolic, salicylic, azelaic and kojic acids for
intensive hydration, brightening, and resurfacing.
These systems and products are excellent, will last you at least two months, and designed to maintain results you get from procedures, especially IPL.
Jan Marini has a VERY user friendly website, too at www.janmarini.com
Plus, you can register from now until Valentine’s Day to win a free Age Intervention Regeneration Mask and an Age Intervention Eye Cream.
Need another reason to start a Jan Marini system besides the price, quality, and results from these products? Well….they compliment the new Jan Marini medical grade peels we plan to introduce….including peels for acne, skin rejuvenation and pigment!!
Mention these specials next time you’re in, or give us a call and preorder yours, because we will only have them for a limited time!
Again, best wishes for a wonderful February!
Anne R Trussell MD
Sei Bella Med Spa
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