Not that you actually need an excuse to eat a fresh, juicy mango, but here’s a pretty good one: Studies show that this delicious, sticky, sweet superfood has anti-inflammatory benefits that improve metabolism and guard against metabolic disease. In addition to being high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber, mangoes have a high concentration of chemicals called polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory properties. One recent study by researchers at Texas A&M University (and partially funded by the National Mango Board) tested out the potential benefits of those polyphenols by giving both lean and obese subjects 400 grams of fresh-frozen mango pulp every day for 42 days.
Are you using a serum? Surely you’ve seen these expensive vials wedged between the moisturizers and cleansers at beauty counters, but you’re not alone in struggling to understand what exactly they are – and whether you should be using one. ALSO SEE: Clear out your cupboards! These are the only skin care products you actually need “Serums are basically concentrated ingredients,” explains Martie Gidon, a Toronto-based dermatologist at Gidon Aesthetics & Medispa.