Tuesday

What are the Best Smoothing Products?

Ripe, juicy summertime fruits are packed with powerful antioxidants and vitamins, but harvesting the full power of the produce does not mean overstuffing your belly with berries.  Fresh fruit is a key ingredient to revitalize dry, dull skin.  It contains radiance-revealing nutrients, which have been found to ward off toxins from pollution and the environment.  Plus they also prevent hyperpigmentation and premature signs of aging (aka sunspots and wrinkles!).  Whether you are your own beauty mixologist or prefer to snag the essentials from the shelves, we have the dish on the freshest fruit-infused products to sweeten up your skincare regimen.
For the DYI diva, look no further than your pantry for homemade exfoliating scrub ingredients.  All you need is 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds, 2 tablespoons raw sugar, and 1 teaspoon olive oil for a fast, fresh pomegranate treatment that is free of chemicals.  Simply use a spoon to crush the seeds, then mix in the sugar and oil, and blend evenly.  Afterward, while in the shower, gently rub the mixture onto rough patches to exfoliate away dead skin.  Then, rinse thoroughly to reveal a naturally glowing finish. (For an added bonus, submit to total relaxation by adding the remaining seeds to a summertime spritzer.)
If you don’t have the time to concoct your own fruit-infused skincare cocktail, then follow our favorite fruity beauty finds.  Our first pick is LUSH Lime Smoothie ($18), which quenches dry skin with fresh strawberries, and cleanses with natural lime.  Limes and strawberries are slightly acidic, making them a natural astringent for the skin.  Plus it is free of parabens and detergents, so this natural, zesty blend is like a refreshing swig of icy lemonade on a hot summer day. 
Another delicious skincare treat is AVEENO Positively Nourishing Energizing Body Lotion ($7).  This invigorating body lotion is formulated with pomegranate and grapefruit, to energize the senses as it soothes and moisturizes the skin.  Turns out, the scent of grapefruit revitalizes foggy brains and tones the skin, so enjoy waking up with a double dose of citrus burst for your mind and body.
This summer take advantage of the abundance of healthy fruit all around you, and freshen up your beauty routine.



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