Breakfast Ingredients in Your Beauty Routine?
Experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for your mind, body and overall wellness, but did you know that many ingredients from our favorite morning dishes are great for your skin and hair care? In the spirit of National Breakfast Month, here are some of the newest ways to enjoy some of the most beloved breakfast ingredients well into your day and treat your skin and hair without the calories!
Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo & Conditioner ($11.00 each at www.usa.weleda.com)
It’s time to think outside the bowl. As much as we love a steaming bowl of oatmeal in the morning, this whole-grain powerhouse is ready to get off the table and into your haircare routine! Weleda’s Oat Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner contains organic oat extract to help strengthen hair and reduce breakage and split ends. The formula also provides intensive moisture, a smooth surface and maximum shine. Ideal for all hair types, this hair care system contains 89% organic ingredients.
Innovative Skincare Warming Honey Cleanser ($38.00 at www.InnovativeSkincare.com)
Often known as a favorite sweetener for your morning tea and oatmeal, honey also is no stranger to skincare. Harnessing the power of natural honey, papaya enzymes and green tea extracts, Innovative Skincare’s Warming Honey Cleanser gently warms upon application, providing a sensational cleansing experience. It exfoliates and cleanses the skin while protecting the skin’s natural ceramide barrier.
Feeling Beautiful Pink Grapefruit Facial Exfoliating Scrub ($1.99-3.99 at www.FreemanBeauty.com)
Love topping off breakfast with some grapefruit? Incorporate the natural exfoliating properties of grapefruit’s enzymes with Feeling Beautiful’s Pink Grapefruit Facial Exfoliating Scrub. This non-abrasive scrub with Pink Grapefruit bursts onto skin, sloughing off dead skin cells that make skin look dull.
L’Dara Advanced Anti-Aging Serum ($120.00 at www.LdaraSerum.com)
Goji berries are all over the breakfast menu! You can find them in teas, smoothies, muffins, scones or even raw, but have you ever put them on your skin? The new L’dara Advanced Anti-Aging Serum contains goji berry extract, which calms inflammation, protects with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid for improved hydration. Get more bang for your beauty buck by pressing pressure points on your face during application to improve lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness and soothe achy sinuses.
Glow-ology Smile.Wish.Believe. Hand Balm ($12 at www.GlowologySkincare.com)
The quintessential breakfast topping is also a pampering skin ingredient in this luxurious hand balm from Glow-ology. This pure shea butter balm with natural alpha-hydroxy acids provides long-lasting moisture with skin-loving ingredients like sugar maple while softening and exfoliating dry rough skin. Dermatologist-tested for sensitive skin.
Environ Intensive Hydrating Oil Capsules ($90, www.DermaConcepts.com)
For tea-lovers a morning is not complete without a steaming mug of this beloved brew. An anti-inflammatory from the inside out, green tea extract is a powerful anti-oxidant that calms skin and helps promote and protect the skin cell renewal process when applied topically. Environ’s Hydrating Oil Capsules offer single use caps that energize and hydrate tired, dry skin with proteins, vitamins, herbal extracts like Rosemary Leaf and powerful antioxidants like Green Tea—leaving skin moisturized and soft.