Spring Collagen-Booster: Strawberries

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You've been eating loads of spring greens lately, right? Good for you—and your skin! But sometimes even greens need to be set aside for sweeter bites, and strawberry season is our moment. This week I'm cooking with a juicy spring fruit that’s packed with benefits for your skin, eyes, teeth and body: the strawberry.

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Ojas: The Secret to Radiant Beauty?

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You've heard me talk about the importance of good digestion for optimal beauty many times before, since your digestive system breaks down and assimilates all of the glow-boosting nutrients you take in when you eat beautifying foods. Of course you want to max out the benefits in every bite of beauty food, and healthy digestion allows you to do that. But a few months ago I stumbled on yet another convincing reason why good digestion is at the heart of your beauty—it's called ojas.

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Salma Hayek's Essential Juice Recipe

salma-harpers-bazaar-beauty-juiceCelebs, they're just like us.

They may have a bigger net worth and a massive fan base, but the lives of celebrities are just as busy as ours. Sometimes their 'round-the-world jet-setting means that they're at even greater risk for exhaustion and all the beauty bummers (think undereye bags, dull skin, dryness) that come with.

But it seems like more and more leading ladies are revealing beautifying diets that keep them glowing (with the help of great makeup artists) when jet lag and awards season exhaustion set in. The latest delicious beauty juice comes from Salma Hayek, actress and co-founder of Cooler Cleanse.

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Naomi Watt's Red Carpet 'Skin Juice'

 

So often gorgeous skin gets credited to products and facials, but you and I know that there's another unnamed secret—a beautifying diet. Skin that gorgeous comes from the inside out!

This week esthetician Abigail James hosted a beauty Twitter event with UK Marie Claire and revealed one of the keys to Naomi Watts' glowing skin on the SAG Awards red carpet: a skin-nourishing juice. Here's what she had to say, I mean tweet:

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Healthy Beauty Advice From Bobbi Brown

Makeup artist Bobbi Brown has major skills when it comes to making women look gorgeous. While she's known for natural-looking makeup, her own makeup is not itself made with natural ingredients. (Time for some new, natural formulas, Bobbi?)

That said, Bobbi gives a great natural beauty tip to Elle magazine this month, and I had to share:

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Zinc: How to Boost This Essential Beauty Mineral

Acne can be caused by poor dietary choices, but there are other, more subtle factors behind persistent skin issues, including a zinc deficiency. Consider that the top sources of dietary zinc come from animal products and it's not a shock that a vegetarian or vegan could be lacking in this essential beauty mineral.

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This Spring, Sip Skin-Healing Herbal Teas

I had the chance to try two herbal teas created specifically to promote clear, healthy skin, from De La Terre Skincare founder Anne Willis. These teas are lovely tonics for healthy skin that can also be used topically, as toners.

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