It’s time to throw away all those ineffective products and start eating foods for perfect skin.
Red bell peppers
Red bell peppers are a tasty vegetable that can be enjoyed either cooked or raw. One red bell pepper contains more than 100% of your daily vitamin C needs. It also contains significant amounts of dietary fiber and vitamin B6. Moreover, it is rich in carotenoids that can help prevent wrinkles and increase blood circulation to your skin, helping it look more youthful. Due to their carotenoids, red bell peppers are also great to fight acne.
Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and flavanols that promote glowing skin. The antioxidants in dark chocolate will help reduce roughness in your skin and protect it against sun damage. Moreover, cocoa relaxes arteries, increasing blood circulation that leads to healthier skin.
Salmon is an excellent food to fight stress, anxiety, and depression. Salmon also provides most of your daily vitamin D needs. And as you may already know, Vitamin D is responsible for keeping your heart, bones, colon and brain healthy. It also helps prevent colon cancer, anxiety, depression, heart disease and bone disease.
Coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat with about 90 percent of calories as saturated fat. It contains lauric acid, a powerful antibacterial and antiviral agent that keeps away viruses, infections, inflammation and acne. Coconut oil is also rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which are perfect for keeping your skin moist, soft, and wrinkle-free.
Well, so I know green tea is actually a beverage, but tea leaves come from a plant! Even though I love black tea, I drink green tea every day because I know that it is a great source of antioxidants and a unique amino acid, L-theanine that helps relax your body and lower stress.
Spinach is a healthy and nutrient-rich food you should certainly include in your everyday diet. You may hate spinach, but it is a wonderful source of iron, folate, chlorophyll, Vitamin E, magnesium, Vitamin A, fiber, plant protein, and Vitamin C. Due to their antioxidant abilities, Vitamins C, E, and A are especially great for your skin.
Chia seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds are all great for your skin. Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are both rich in selenium, Vitamin E, magnesium and protein. Selenium and protein keep all wrinkles away, Vitamin E enhances moisture in your skin and magnesium lowers your stress levels. The healthy Omega 3 fatty acids in flax, chia and hemp seeds are perfect for fighting wrinkles and acne. Plus, these seeds are rich in protein.
Another food to eat daily for perfect skin is celery. Many of us underestimate this veggie, but celery contains Vitamin K that keeps the blood circulation healthy and helps to reduce high blood pressure. This can reduce your stress level, and as you know stress can cause bad skin, migraines and even cancer.
Papaya is a wonderful fruit which has a rich history and numerous nutritional benefits. It is very low in calories (only 39 calories per 100 g!) and also contains no cholesterol. So if you are trying to lose weight, consider eating papaya every day to maximize its health benefits.
Carrots are good not only for your eyes, but also for your skin. They are especially good for clearing up breakouts. Carrots are rich in vitamin A and they help prevent the overproduction of cells in the outer layer of the skin. That’s where excess sebum combines with dead cells and clogs pores.
You don’t have to eat all these foods every day, but even some of them would be great! Be sure to avoid junk foods, too much sugar, trans fats and refined carbs for the best skin possible.
DKNY’s Ramadan Summer 2014 collection, styled by two Middle
Eastern women: Yada Golsharifi, fashion editor of Styles Magazine; and Tamara
Al Gabbani, a fashion designer in Dubai.
collection includes long, flowing dresses, skirts, and jumpsuits; long-sleeved
shirts, coats, and even a three-quarters-length leather jacket. The result:
outfits that are effortlessly chic, fresh, and elegant, and inspirational for
Muslim women looking for ways to be glam and modest at the same time.
The fact that this
collection has been styled by Muslim women who are professionals in the fashion
industry is a brilliant move on the part of DKNY: these women aren’t just
experts in their field, but they know the context and requirements of the women
the collections are aimed for. No fashion faux pas here: everything in the
collection is beautiful – and halal.
Arms and legs are covered, necklines
refrain from plunging to JLo levels, silhouettes are draped with slips so limbs
don’t show in the light. The fabrics drape around the body, encasing the curves
that nature gave Middle Eastern women without making them obvious, or
attempting to disguise them in bag-like abayas.
There must be something wrong with wanting to spend huge
amounts of money on designer clothes during Ramadan – after all, this
is the month of prayer and reflection, of fasting and charity, of austerity.
Isn’t it crassly materialistic to drop a thousand dollars or more on this kind
of clothing, in this, the holiest of months?
Well, Ramadan may be
dedicated to spiritual practice, but Muslims are raised to celebrate it, and to
bring a joyous spirit to the entire month, enjoying its blessings and benefits.
Yes, we’re encouraged to spend our money on feeding the poor, on donating to
charities, and to concentrate on God, rather than our wardrobes.
But in Muslim
countries, many people buy the entire years’ clothes for themselves and for
their loved ones; even this act can accrue blessings because it occurs in such
a holy month.
Angular eyeliner is one of the big makeup trends for summer 2014, but you can also get a softer look with an exaggerated cat-eye. Winged-out eyeliner is a good choice for evening, especially when it’s thicker at the outer corners of your eyes, giving them an instant lifting effect.
For daytime, stick to a more subtle approach to eyeliner, that falls into the category of a “no makeup” makeup look.
While big androgynous brows are still a bit trend, you can go for a softer approach, with the right arch for your face shape.
Making sure your brows are well defined is still one of the big makeup trends for summer 2014, but if you want to keep the brows straighter and more natural looking, you’ll need to focus more on curling your eyelashes, to get a romantic touch that balances the look of the most boyish eyebrows.
The doe-eyed look that Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn popularized in the ‘60s is back. Big eyelashes are definitely one of the biggest makeup trends for summer 2014. Use a curler and a volumizing waterproof mascara for warm humid days.
You can even opt for false eyelashes, and not just on top. Eyelashes on the top and bottom eyelids are definitely not a day look, but you can definitely pull it off successfully this summer, in the evening.
One of the most daring makeup trends for summer 2014, white eyeliner doesn’t need to be interpreted literally. However, if you don’t like the look, you can’t deny the beautiful brightening and illuminating effect it can have on the skin.
Using white just at the inner corner of your eye will make your eyes seems bigger and brighter. If all whites are off the table, try a nude eyeliner on the lower waterline for a similar brightening effect.
Daring Cream Blush
Rosy blush has been a big hit on the runway, but the right way to get a beautiful glow is to opt for creams and liquid blushes, not for powders. Whether you prefer a warm apricot or a softer golden pink, go for the highest point of your cheeks in order to get the cool summer trend. Make sure you pick the right shade of blush based on the look of your skin after bronzer, not before.
Probably the biggest trend of the season, orange lipstick is here to stay. Whether you’re in your 20s or in your 50s, you’ll definitely find a shade that works for you, from neon tangerine to a more subtle coral.
Go for a sheer finish, since matte orange lipstick will make your lips look thinner and they don’t give you the same gorgeous glow. If you’re only going to try one of the makeup trends for summer 2014, make it orange lipstick.
Aquatic shades are perfect for your summer holiday, but this is one of the more difficult summer makeup trends to pull off. Stay away from blues with a frosty finish and opt for bright shades.
For a more youthful look, you can replace the blues with other cool shades, like purple or lilac, but make sure they have a blue base in order to fight redness.
Sheer Tinted Moisturizer as Foundation
The bareface trend didn’t translate as well from the runway to women everywhere, but the key to it is switching to a “no foundation” foundation or even replacing it completely with a sheer tinted moisturizer or BB cream. Forget about full coverage and go for less. If tinted moisturizer isn’t enough, choose a creamy and satiny foundation with moisturizing properties.
While bold metallics make for a gorgeous and dramatic runway look, the key to making this trend wearable is to go for the subtle approach. You can go for golden or bronze with just a touch of metallic shine or for an even softer look, try using a metallic eyeliner and an eyeshadow in a complementary tone.
Weekends are for relaxing and spending time with family and friends, but cast aside those jogging bottoms and trainers and instead choose clothes that are elegant and softly tailored.Just sneak the look from our favorite picks.