Citrus for Strong, Healthy Hair




How's Your Skin Barrier Doing?

Has your skin been feeling itchy, flaky or dry? Are you wondering what you can do about it? Healthy skin is your body’s armor and should feel smooth and look shimmery. In this article from Best Health, Caitlin Agnew delves into everything you wanted to know about the skin barrier: 

“Sometimes referred to as the moisture barrier, the skin barrier is another term for the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin. It’s about as thick as a single strand of hair and is the first layer of defense in protecting your skin and your body from the external environment.”

Agnew goes on to describe the dangers associated with a damaged skin barrier, which “may demonstrate visual cues like redness and flakiness or sensations like dryness, burning and itching. A minorly damaged skin barrier may not display any symptoms at all. However, this damage can still lead to negative consequences for the skin like inflammation by allowing more UV light and pollution to penetrate the skin’s deeper layers.”



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Steevi's Spotlight

Citrus for Strong, Healthy Hair

The peels, pulp and juice from superfood citrus fruits provide a megadose, highly concentrated source of Vitamin C that works synergistically with powerful natural compounds called "flavonoids" to nourish your scalp and hair. It's potent nutrients like these that help balance your scalp's pH levels, reduce excess oil and strengthen your hair strands from root to tip.

S H I M M E R  C H E F's nine-day Vitamin C Infusion technique utilizes the power of fermentation to harness these prized nutrients from lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange and papaya. This increased level of bioaccessbility allows you to reap the maximum benefits and reach your full shimmer potential.


Lemon juice encourages new hair growth while it's natural acidity unclogs hair follicles, stimulates dormant ones, restores healthy pH levels, and removes the build-up of oils and environmental pollutants in your hair. The peel itself contains limonene, citral, flavonoids, and citric acid; these nutrients improve collagen production and strengthen hair follicles.

Orange juice is rich in antioxidants that fight off free radicals, preventing hair damage and boosting hair growth. It contains Vitamins B12 and E which repair damaged hair follicles and provide your hair with deep conditioning to strengthen and protect each strand against damage. Orange Peels add shine and bounce to your mane while treating damage caused by pollution, stimulate hair growth, and prevent hair loss.

Grapefruit juice contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C that naturally nourishes your scalp promoting new hair growth, and providing a smoothing effect to your hair.

Lime juice contains concentrated amounts of the potent antioxidant Vitamin C, anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant bioflavonoids, and limonene phytochemicals that promote hair follicle health and help with shine and bounce. 

Although technically not a citrus fruit, papaya juice is an antidote for dry, damaged hair, hydrating and nourishing from root to tip. Its potassium and Vitamin A fortify fine hair by helping your scalp produce sebum. Papaya is known to prevent balding; it contains folic acid and antioxidants which enhance the circulation of blood, oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles, promoting the growth of healthy, strong hair.


Written by Steevi McNeely, CNP & Health-Supportive Chef


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