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October 2010

On-the-Go Beauty with Miss America

Written on October 5, 2010 at 10:05 am , by

We sat down with Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron to chat about skincare, fitness and her on-the-go beauty tips. Here’s what she had to say:

Caressa is sponsored by Artistry Beauty. Visit Miss America for Artistry Beauty to get a closer look at some of their products and hear more from Caressa.

-Kari LaPrade, beauty intern

Makeover Monday: Eat Your Way Gorgeous

Written on October 4, 2010 at 9:43 am , by

It’s no secret that eating a healthy, balanced diet helps your waistline, but did you know it can also affect your appearance? A healthy diet, full of vitamins and minerals, can help combat aging, make your skin glow and even help your hair grow stronger.

Wrinkles: Retinoids are a form of vitamin C, which is a known wrinkle reducer. They work by helping your body naturally produce more collagen, and more collagen means less wrinkles. A few foods high in vitamin C are strawberries, oranges and red peppers.

Glowing Skin: If you check the label of skin vitamins, the main ingredient will always be vitamin E, and for good reason. Vitamin E, an antioxidant, and has been shown to help combat acne, level skin tone and even fight against cellulite. The best sources for vitamin E are avocados and sunflower seeds.

Healthy Hair: Omega-3 fatty acids are a high-quality source of protein packed with vitamin B-12 and iron. A diet deficient in omega-3 can lead to a dry scalp, making hair dull and lifeless. Hair is also made of protein, which makes getting enough protein in your diet necessary for strong hair. Salmon is great source of omega-3 fats—and for all you vegetarians out there extra virgin olive oil is packed with it, too.

-Kari LaPrade, beauty intern

Favorite Find Friday: Neutrogena Deep Clean Sport

Written on October 1, 2010 at 8:58 am , by

Deep-Clean-Sport-Facial-Cleanser-lgFrom makeup remover to acne wash, it takes a small army of cleansers to freshen my face before bed. For years, I’ve been searching for a face wash that can do it all while still protecting my sensitive skin. After hearing Features Assistant Editor Sarah D’Angelo rave about Neutrogena Deep Clean Sport Facial Cleanser ($6.99, drugstores), I decided to give it a shot. The tingling wash took off grime and makeup, but wasn’t harsh. Plus, it contains salicylic acid to keep blemishes at bay, and the leak-proof packaging is perfect for my gym bag. So long, three-step cleansing routine!

— Catherine Q. O’Neill, contributing blogger