Antioxidants For Your Skin - 2
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Diet, Skin Care, Skincare 101

Antioxidants for Skin: What are antioxidants and how they help your skin repair itself

‘All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.’ — Charles Schultz We’ve got good news! That bite of chocolate you were feeling guilty about? Your skin thanks you for it. #TrueStory Cocoa, the key ingredient in chocolates, is rich in a compound called flavonoids, which prevent UV rays from filtering into your skin and causing sun damage. And, as certain studies suggest, coffee and dark chocolate are the most significant sources of antioxidants in a typical Western diet. But what are these antioxidants we keep talking about, and asking you to eat, drink or apply?  By definition, an antioxidant is a compound that inhibits oxidation, or removes potentially-damaging, oxidizing agents from a living organism.  What are Free Radicals? Your body is a giant, complex machine, wherein multiple processes are taking place simultaneously. These metabolic processes lead to the creation of certain particles in the body, called free radicals. While some...

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4 Environmental Factors That Affect Your Skin Health, Aging & Glow
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Natural Beauty, Skin Care, Skincare 101

4 Environmental Factors That Affect Your Skin Health, Aging & Glow

‘Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.’ — Charles Dickens At amaiaa, one of our core philosophies is ‘natural glamour, inside out’. But we also know what is on the outside can affect your skin and your well-being from the inside. After all, the skin is your body’s first line of defense against environmental aggressors, whether it’s the weather, sun, and pollution, or chemicals and microorganisms. Your skin’s job is to protect your body from these and, in the process, your skin often takes a beating. A 2006 US Bureau of Labor Statistics survey found skin diseases to be the most common among occupational illnesses and injuries, caused as well as aggravated by physical conditions that included extreme cold and heat, and exposure to chemical or biological agents such cleaners, solvents, metals and plants. These external factors lead to what is called extrinsic aging. amaiaa believes knowledge is...

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Skincare 101: Skin Functions and Layers & How It Works
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Natural Beauty, Skin Care, Skincare 101

Skincare 101: Skin Functions and Layers & How It Works

“Filters are great, but great skin is better!” — amaiaa Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It’s also the heaviest. And, it’s a lot more complex than you would have ever imagined. Most of us rarely consider our skin beyond how it’s looking, but if you really think about it, our skin is what’s holding us all together. Our skin is like the vault that does its best to ensure everything that’s precious—our internal organs and systems—stay safe and protected. Our skin also carries out the very important tasks of making us feel physical sensations and of regulating our body temperatures. 1,000 nerve endings. 650 sweat glands. 20 blood vessels. That’s just for one square inch of skin. The average person has about 20 square feet of skin. And if you want to ace your skincare game, you’ve got to look after all of that. At amaiaa, we believe beautiful skin starts with great...

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