The Clear Skin Project Blog

Need a boost? Grab a pear!

If you have acne-prone skin, pears might be able to help! Due to the14444732_573519342834631_7790150492279288920_oir high level of vital vitamins and essential minerals, these fruits have been known to boost immunity, enabling skin to fight against acne infections from inside. Pears:

  • Are full of fiber, a crucial nutrient for your skin. “Fiber slows the release of sugar into your blood, a good thing because repeated sugar spikes can damage collagen, a protein that keeps your complexion plump and smooth,” Alan C. Logan, ND, says.
  • Contain vitamin C, which fights free radicals. So crunching on a Bosc or Bartlett a day may help keep the wrinkles away.
    • The presence of vitamin C, vitamin K, and copper in pears fights against free radicals that damage our body cells and cause premature aging of the skin.
  • Help fight against acne, pimple and all other types of skin infections from inside out.

#TipTuesday: For Healthy Skin, MOISTURIZE!

For Healthy Skin Month, we’ll be sharing tips every Tuesday.

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First up: Moisturizing your skin is most important to both protect skin as well as keep it glowing!

“The purpose of our skin is to act as a barrier – to keep us in and everything else out. A normal and well-functioning skin is a largely impermeable barrier designed to keep us healthy, ” says Dr Hilary Baldwin of the Acne Treatment & Research Center.

To “moisturize” does not only mean providing moisture. It also means preventing evaporation of moisture from the skin. Good moisturizers contain both emollients that seal the skin to prevent evaporation, and humectants that hold on to water. Old-time moisturizers like petrolatum just covered the skin and sat there.   Newer generation designer moisturizers have been specifically developed to become part of the stratum corneum, repair the defects in skin barrier function, manage inflammation and restore and maintain the skin microbiome diversity.

Bottom line: Moisturize at least twice per day for healthy, glowing skin!