A few weeks ago, the DailyBuzz Healthy Living Program asked me if I wanted to review Dove’s Clear Tone Deodorant, which “visibly reduces dark marks and evens tone with regular use over time, while providing 24-hour odor and wetness protection.” At first, I almost declined and deleted the email because I don’t have dark marks under my arms, but then I thought it might be nice to wear a woman’s deodorant instead of a man’s deodorant. Plus, the Clear Tone Deodorant claims “it stays on skin — not on clothes,” which is my biggest gripe with ladies deodorants, so I decided to give it a try.
Disclaimer: As part of the DailyBuzz Healthy Living Program, I received free Clear Tone Deodorant and a stipend from Dove. However, my opinions are entirely my own.
I have to admit, the Clear Tone Deodorant did not go on clear (it left white residue on my underarms as well as my black workout top), but it was better than most ladies “clear” deodorants. It kept me dry and smelling nice during my workout, but I plan to stick to my men’s deodorant in the future. I’m telling ya, there just isn’t a true clear woman’s deodorant on the market. If you’ve found one, please let me know!
As part of the DailyBuzz Healthy Living Program, I was asked to blog about my tips and tricks for feeling confident in my bare skin (aka “Dare to Bare”). Recently, I’ve experienced fewer breakouts by cleaning up my diet, so I’ve decided to highlight some of the foods I eat on a regular basis for healthy skin. Having a clear, blemish-free complexion definitely makes me feel confident in my bare skin.
5 Foods to Eat for Healthy Skin
Vitamin C, found in oranges and other citrus fruits, may be an effective way to combat acne as it is a powerful antioxidant that helps to heal, repair, and protect skin from free radical damage. Vitamin C also may prevent wrinkles.
How I include oranges into my diet: sliced as a snack, squeezed into a smoothie, or drizzled on a salad.
Fish is loaded with good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties and may be beneficial to breakouts. Omega-3s can also help soften dry skin by holding in moisture, which helps decrease the look of wrinkles.
Consuming foods, such as kale, that are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients may reduce your chances of having acne. Kale is loaded with vitamin A, which also has anti-aging benefits.
How I include kale in my diet: smoothies, kale chips, and mixed into salads and egg dishes.
Sulfur-rich foods like eggs benefit the skin from the inside out. Sulfur helps to keep the skin smooth by repairing tissue and elasticity in skin.
How I include strawberries in my diet: fresh as a snack, mixed into yogurt, cereal, smoothies, or a salad.
Question of the Day
If you struggle with breakouts, how has changing your diet affected your skin?