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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 10/22/2017

SOLAR PRODUCTION151.8MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
49,061 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 117.6 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
38,022 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $16,240 DOLLARS SAVED
$5,249,498 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 254,983 MILES NOT DRIVEN
82,422,031 YTD

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2/20/2014

Berries – Ingredients in Anti-Aging Skincare

POSTED UNDER Beauty & Fashion

UV Environmental stress and the natural aging process generate free radicals. These are unstable oxygen molecules that are short of an electron. Free radicals can be likened to molecular hammers that hack away at our skin cells until they are neutralized by an electron donor. 

Scientists have discovered a compound known as matrix metalloprotease (MMP), it plays a key role in the skin’s response to damage by free radicals. MMP’s set off a biological chain reaction called an enzyme cascade, the reaction speeds up the breakdown and elimination of collagen. Unless the activation of MMP’s can be stopped, collagen is broken down and eliminated faster than your skin can produce it. Wrinkles, fine lines and rough spots follow soon thereafter. 

A recent study has found that ellagic acid, an antioxidant found in numerous fruits, vegetables and nuts, (especially raspberries, strawberries, cranberries and pomegranates) can protect the skin against UV damage by blocking the production of MMP in damaged skin cells and by reducing inflammation. 

Consider toning your face with a homemade preparation of aloe vera and berry juice. You can use an assortment of berries or simply squeeze the juice of one of the berries listed above, and mix with a teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Alternatively, look for a readymade product that includes berries in its ingredient list. 

Content taken from www.greenlivingideas.com