Beauty Cleanse: Key Ingredients in Skincare for 2016

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Below are "cleanse" inducing ingredients to become familiar with when choosing new products for your beauty routine. They are researched as components beauty lines are paying attention to this year when developing new products for 2016. Some can be purchased in their purest form, while others can be found in your kitchen. (See links for references) 

Milk Peptides:  When consumed orally, assists in dealing with stress and pressures of everyday life and supports relaxation. Good for taking when you've had too much caffeine. When applied externally, it "tricks your skin into thinking it has lost collagen recently and needs to make more." When we age, collagen is destroyed and the skin becomes thin and wrinkled over time. This ingredient helps to replace lost collagen.

Haloxyl: Responsible for absorbing and eliminating colored blood pigments in the skin that are responsible for dark circles under the eyes. Reinforces firmness of the eye area. Haloxyl is a synthetic blend containing natural elements found in bee pollen, proven effective in reducing inflammation. 

Uvaxine:  A "vaccine like" active agent against UV rays. Allows you to take in the positive benefits of being in the sun while preventing premature aging of skin. Prevents signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, loss of radiance, and dark circles. Look for it in any liquid cosmetic formula. 

Glycolic Acid: Acts as an exfoliator by safely removing the outer layer of dead skin cells bringing new skin to the surface. It is an all-natural ingredient derived from sugar cane. It can come in a cleanser, serum, moisturizer, eye cream, or facial peel. 

Ceramides: Dry and damaged skin is often linked to depleted ceramide levels. Ceremides are moisture-capturing fats that are naturally found in skin's vulnerable outer layer and help skin retain moisture. Ceramides, when used externally, prevent dry symptoms from recurring over time. 

Probiotics: Calm inflammation and act as a barrier for the skin's surface. Also effective in combating wrinkles and signs of aging. Results can be seen by applying low-fat Greek yogurt to your face twice a week.

Green Tea: Considering the well-documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, topically applying green tea bags to the face is likely to slow down development of aging. Cooled green tea can also be poured onto freshly-washed hair and left on for ten minutes to add shine. The caffeine in the tea can be used to shrink blood vessels underneath the skin and eliminate darkness around the eye area. When frozen in cubes, green tea can be used as a cooling facial toner.