HAS YOUR SKIN LOST ITS HEALTHY GLOW?
Don't feel as though you are alone! There are definitely days where I look and feel exhausted from the day's activities and my skin shows it :/ The cooler temperatures of the Fall and Winter aren't much of a help either and it can leave your skin feeling tired, dry, and stressed. Although many of us know that we need to eat healthy snacks & meals, exercise, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest to help maintain a healthy lifestyle; but many of us [myself included!] have very busy lives with quite a bit on our plates, which means that we don't always stick to best nutritional and healthy plans as a result!
Unfortunately, this carries into other areas like our skin- not just our bodies. One of the improvements I've been working on as well, is how to tackle this issue from a natural approach; besides taking the "inside-out" angle by adding supplements and/or nutracueticals to the mix to improve overall body & skin health, I wanted something that would focus on the outward skin issues too and I found it in: Guarana extract. Want to find out more about this awesome plant? Check it out below:
GUARANA SKIN BENEFITS:
The Guarana plant is a native Amazon basin [Brazil] climbing vine that is commonly known for the fruit seeds- these seeds are usually around the size of a coffee bean! These seeds are utilized most often for dietary supplements as it's quite an effective natural stimulant, containing around twice the amount of caffeine that's normally found in coffee :0
Guarana can be used to provide a boost of "energy" in sweet and carbonated beverages like energy shots, but it's also put into teas and capsules. Here's the great part about Guarana when it comes to your skin: it's power-packed with tons of antioxidants, making it the ideal natural path to skin rejuvenation! It does this by aiding in the restoration of skin's connective tissue and in turn, improving its elasticity too.
But this fantastic plant doesn't stop there- Guarana is also has antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties that make it the perfect choice for naturally achieving healthy feeling AND looking skin :) Last but no least, Guarana provides great skin hydration for your skin, leaving it nicely moisturized. Recently, I came across a super affordable skincare product containing Guarana and I wanted to share with all of you how much I LOVE the product and my verdict below:
THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:
Alpha Cell Exfoliator
*pricing @ iherb.com
Purified water, glycolic acid, kola extract, matte extract, guarana extract, sugar cane extract, citrus extract, apple extract, green tea extract, butylene glycol, polysorbate-80, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, potassium hydroxide.
This product is really one of the most effective and inexpensive exfoliatorS that I've found. It has a nicely simple list composed of natural extracts and ingredients that make me want to put it on my skin and not run the other direction!
It's rare to find such a great product for under $6, but that is exactly what you will get with NeoCell's Alpha Cell Exfoliator STEP II. I saw instant results in my skin's tightening, elasticity, and brightness; it made applying the remaining products in my skincare routine a lot easier- even when applying my makeup :)
I love that it dries in just a few seconds and is really easy to apply: with just a couple of drops from the snap-open lid onto a cotton puff, apply to your entire face and neck areas, and you're done!
Although Alpha Cell Exfoliator does contain Green Tea and a few other extracts, there's no annoying scent either- it smells clean and light. I would DEF recommend this product for any skin type, even those with sensitive skin. This is one affordable, effective product that is going to be hard to beat!