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The Journal: Independence Day Tag

by Naiquan Dimetrius |

Beer, burgers and buns (for the burgers) are essential to any tailgate or BBQ, but those same ingredients that can be used to stuff your face can be used to keep your face smooth, clear and feeling great.
 
Check out some essential BBQ items that also double as skin hacks. 
 

Honey

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Known to be an anti-inflammatory agent and to make ribs taste better, honey can used to calm skin of redness and irritation (post shave for example). The enzymes in honey also clarify and clear pores. 
 

Watermelon

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One of the most hydrating fruits in the world containing about 92% of water, watermelon contains antioxidants such as lycopene and also vitamin C and A which help slow down the signs of aging. Watermelon is also a great skin toner - a lotion or wash that aids in shrinking pores. 
 

Corn 

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Who doesn't love corn at a BBQ? You'd love it even more if you knew that it contained Vitamin C and lycopene, which are antioxidants that help to prevent UV generated free radicals from damaging the skin and increases the production of collagen that aids in the maintenance of smooth skin.
 

Tomatoes

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It may taste great on a juicy piece of beef, but it also fights acne and can be used as an astringent - a substance that helps remove bacteria which ultimately fights acne. If you have oily skin, crushing a tomato or two and placing its juice over your face will reduce the oil. Tomatoes are full of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K too. Vitamin K is known to reduce dark circles, dark spots/scars (i.e. acne scars) as well. 

 

Red Wine

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Okay so maybe it's not a beer or "yack," but red wine is extremely rich in amino acids, which boosts the skin's renewal and fight the harmful rays of the sun. The antioxidants in red wine create a protective barrier against sun damage to prevent skin cancer also.

While you enjoy a few brews, a juicy steak, family and friends during the holiday season remember to pair your burger buns with some natural skin remedies and indulge in some of Frederick Benjamin's shave and skin essentials so you can glow up all summer. 

Last note: Always remember to drink responsibly.