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  • Ways to get Perfect Prom Skin

    Prom is approaching fast and with the school year coming to an end, everything is piling up and we're sure you're overwhelmed with stress. Unfortunately, stress comes with an unwelcomed guest...zits! Before you start panicking and trying a million types of cleansers and creams, why not try to avoid mother nature and end it before it starts?

    Many people don't realize it all starts from the inside. What you eat shows on your skin, and your skin needs vital nutrients to keep it healthy and clear. You're only weeks away from prom so let's get started now! Below are some of the best foods to eat to have immaculate skin. Follow these suggestions and you'll be the most confident person on the dance floor!


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    We put water first for a's the most important! Drinking 8-10 cups a day is a healthy amount to keep in mind. Just making a simple switch from sugary soda to water can do wonders! By flushing out all those toxins out of your body, it'll help accelerate the healing process of any current blemishes and help prevent new ones.

    Fish (Omega 3s)

    Eating fish is awesome for your skin! Fatty fishes like salmon are loaded with Omega 3s and they're anti-inflammatory. Once or twice a week should do the trick.

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    Not a big fan of fish? There are other ways to get Omega 3s like walnuts, beans, fish oil pills, and flax-seed oil. Fish oil pills are also great to take as part of your work out plan.

    Whole Grains

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    Fiber-packed whole grains work like a charm! Whole grain carries a lot of antioxidants. Highly-processed grains like white bread don't carry the antioxidants that helps fight acne. Be careful picking "Whole Grain" foods. Look for the nutrition label and make sure it's low in sugar and high in fiber. Some packaging labels can be misleading.

    Lots of Green Veggies

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    Leafy greens contain lots of fiber and antioxidants, as well. All the nutrients you need to have a healthy glow to your skin. Maybe it's time to start listening to mom and start eating those veggies!

    Green Tea (Antioxidants)

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    Another easy way to get antioxidants is just by drinking green tea! Besides all the health benefits from green tea, it helps prevent pimples. It's an anti-inflammatory. But, beware of the sugary bottled green tea!

    Do you have other solutions to getting clear skin? Let us know in a comment below!


  • Repin It! Top 5 Fitness Pins

    PinterestPinterest has become one of the hottest online destinations for fashionistas, DIY crafters, and future brides.  If you’re new to Pinterest, let me give you the run down.  After requesting an invite you will be able to create your pin boards, dedicated to anything you’d like.  On Rissy Roo’s we have boards dedicated to Little Black Dresses, Fun Accessories, Prom Hairstyles and more.  Then you have the freedom to add any pins to your boards, which you can easily do while browsing through the site’s categories.  Pins are images from websites that are creative, trendy, or lead to exciting advice.  With thousands of pins to surf through, from household tips to creative hair-dos, it’s no wonder this new social platform is so addictive!

    Health & Fitness has become one of the fastest growing sections of Pinterest, with users sharing their favorite tips on how to get in shape, stay slim, and maintain a healthy diet.  Our pinboard “101 Ways to Fit In That Dress,” features the best tips on fitness, compiled for those of you looking to drop a dress size.  There is advice on what to eat, how to fit a quick workout into your busy schedule, and even tips on how to stay on track with your weight loss.

    After months of repining our most loved posts, we recommend you check out some of these fitness pins.  Whether you’re new to Pinterest, or a seasoned veteran, here are some pins you have got to add to your fitness board:

    Eat Your Heart Our Fitness Pinterest1. Eat Your Heart Out – This pin details a specific week long diet that will help you lose weight fast.  By focusing on specific foods each day, you’ll be able to flush out your system and drop some pounds fast.



    Six Pack Attack Pinteret Fitness2. Six-Pack Attack – Fitness Company Crunch created this pin, detailing the right exercises to do if you want a killer six-pack.  It not only lists what exercises are perfect for an abs workout, but explains in detail exactly how to do them.

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  • How To Drop a Dress Size

    Drop a Dress SizeDo you need to squeeze into a certain dress size in a short amount of time?  Losing weight can be a big challenge if you don’t start by making a plan.  Jumping right into a restrictive diet and intense exercise workout won’t work to change your size immediately.  The best way to drop some pounds is to commit to making small changes in your life daily.

    Last month iVillage compiled 30 ways to drop a dress size in 30 days, including tips on what to eat, how to exercise, and what you’ll need to do to stay on track.  By following at least 10 of their recommendations you can lose about 10 pounds in a month, without hurting yourself!  Here are some of the key points you should pay attention to if you want to drop a dress size this month:

    1. Eat probiotic rich foods like Greek Yogurt, filled with live cultures, a healthy bacterium that helps burn calories.
    2. Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  Good quality sleep will leave your body well rested, increasing your metabolism for the coming day.
    3. Instead of grabbing a glass of OJ, eat a full orange instead.  By eating fruit instead of fruit juice you avoid consuming unnecessary added sugars.
    4. Pack your lunch each day to avoid splurging on unhealthy foods that are easy to eat quickly during the workday.  Try bringing a sandwich and some healthy snacks like an apple or carrot sticks.
    5. Drink 8-10 cups of water throughout each day to clean out your system and maintain good metabolism.
    6. Get active by scheduling and maintaining at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.  Take a bike ride of go for a jog, just keep it consistent and you’ll feel the results.
    7. Add spicy foods to your diet – some research shows spices like peppers help your body to fight fat.
    8. Don’t freak out if you cheat a little!  Indulging accidentally doesn’t mean you’ve failed your mission, just make sure you get back on track after.
    9. Start some meals with a broth based soup instead of a hearty appetizer.  Soup will fill you up faster so you won’t over eat during a meal.
    10. Add protein to every meal.  Eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes, fish or other lean meats will give you more energy and curb hunger between mealtimes.

    For more tips, read the full article 30 days, 30 ways to drop a dress size, featured in News over at Comcast.

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