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Did you know zinc promotes a healthy immune system, speeds the healing of wounds, promotes collagen formation, and prevents acne – along with dozens of other functions?  However, the human body does not have the capacity to produce zinc on its own.

How do you know if you’re zinc deficient? When our body and skin does not get enough zinc, fingernails become thin, develop white spots and begin to peel.  Other signs include acne, loss of hair, skin lesion and slow healing of wounds.

Here are three easy ways to make sure your body is getting enough zinc: 

FOODS:  In order to have a constant supply of zinc in our body, we need to regularly consume yeast, egg yokes, fish legumes, liver, red meat, mushrooms, oysters, poultry, pumpkin seeds, sardines, seafoods, soy beans, etc.

SUPPLEMENTS:  Only about 30 to 40 percent of the zinc you intake from food actually gets absorbed by your body. Zinc supplements can help ensure you are getting enough zinc internally. They treat acne by reducing blemishes and inflammation.  Oral zinc supplements also help heal bed sores, skin ulcers, cold sores, canker sores, surgical incisions, burns, and a variety of other skin irritations.

TOPICAL CREAMS:  Zinc is essential for collagen and elastic tissue production.  As we get older, our skin produces less collagen and elastic tissue, resulting in thinner skin, wrinkles and a loss of firmness and elasticity.  So you want to work products like Relastin Skin Revitalizer, Eye Silk, and Ultra Emollient – which all contain a patent-pending Zinc Firming Complex™ – into your beauty regime.  Studies have shown skin that has been treated with Relastin has more elastic tissue and is firmer than untreated skin.

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Photo by svilen001

Summer is here and the last thing you want is sun-damaged skin.  To get a fantastic glow while protecting your skin from the sun’s intense rays, Marvelous Girl recommends these products:

Murad Vitamin C Infusion Home Facial Kit ($70 for 4 treatments) – this antioxidant-rich thermal mask is to be used once a week and reverses the appearance of aging caused by environmental damage, reduces the appearance of fine lines and encourages cell turnover.  You’ll love the warming sensation.  It leaves your skin brighter and smoother than ever!

Murad Active Radiance Serum ($89) – this environmental aging treatment features Resilient-C™ Complex,a unique combination of three forms of Vitamin C that gives your skin 50 times the collagen-building, skin-brightening and cell-protecting power of ordinary topical Vitamin C treatments.  You can use this serum daily and it leaves your skin looking so good you’ll feel confident leaving the house without makeup.  Get a free sample by clicking here.

Jason Natural Ester-C® Lotion ($15) – this facial cream promotes the natural creation of collagen to smooth away wrinkles and maintain a youthful complexion.  You’ll love this lotion because it’s light, but extremely moisturizing without being greasy.  You can use it day or night and leaves skin with a smooth, refined feeling.

Mederma® Cream plus SPF 30 ($30) – The sun’s rays can make any existing scars look worse, but now you can reduce the appearance of scars and protect your skin from sun damage with this sunscreen by Mederma.  Recently awarded with the American Academy of Dermatology Seal of Recognition, this is a must-have for the summer.  Click here for a $2 coupon.

EPIONE Signature Series Restoration Firm and Fade ($175) – For those with stubborn sun and age spots, you may have to spend a little more money.  This great product was created by a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and if it were any stronger you’d need a prescription.  You’ll love this cream because it improves uneven skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and lightens or eliminates age spots, freckles and scars.

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Photo by Zela

Your morning coffee or tea can help reduce your risk of skin cancer, according to recent research. Caffeine increases the skin’s ability to kill off sun damaged cells before they turn cancerous (Journal of Investigative Dermatology).

A study of more than 93,000 women showed that every additional cup of coffee consumed decreased their risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer by as much as five percent (Cutaneous Biology Research Centre in Massachusettes). Although it is not advised to drink excessive amounts of coffee, scientists are using these findings to create a topical application of caffeine.

In the meantime, there’s Alba’s Kona Coffee After-Sun Lotion.   This lotion has uses Kona coffee (with caffeine) to neutralize free radicals caused by sun exposure.

Maybe all this pro-caffeine talk will boost coffee and tea production revenue, which is growing by a marginal 2.6 percent this year.  Just think of the marketing campaigns to come!