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As an experienced makeup artist and beauty consultant, Wendy Rowe has witnessed the benefits of a healthy diet on the skin first hand. Gathering from both research and personal experience, she has created an uncomplicated and holistic approach to creating a diet that nourishes as much as it beautifies. In addition to detailing how specific ingredients feed your skin, she offers breakdowns of the vitamins and nutrients they provide, including:
· Pomegranate: The Elixir of Youth packed with Vitamin C, which stimulates collagen production to keep skin looking taut, young, and radiant.
· Spinach: The Free-Radical Fighter whose iron moves your blood, helping to repair your skin cells.
· Chili Peppers: The Circulation Booster famous for its capsaicin, which reduces blood pressure and improves circulation by encouraging blood vessels to relax and dilate, therefore acting as an anti-inflammatory.
· Natural Red Wine: The Youth Potion featuring a powerful anti-ageing antioxidant that slows the grown of acne-causing bacteria and fights disease-causing free radicals.
Rowe’s seasonal recipes showcase these essential foods to help target specific skin problems and alleviate common complaints. My favorite recipes so far include the Almond Chocolate Milkshake, Black Sesame Stirfry, and flourless Orange Almond Cake. I also appreciate the many recipes for easy and natural homemade masks, scrubs, mists, cleansers, and toners.
Check out Eat Beautiful by Wendy Row today at your local library or independent bookstore!