Improve Health & Winter Skin with Houseplants Selected by NASA (Beauty & Health Tip of the Day}

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Thank god for NASA the beauty literate can exclaim. Imagine the utterly frivolous, at first glance, thinking that one unforeseen upside of space exploration is the diverting of science resources to application in the cosmetics industry. But it is true and some even point out that the business of beauty is far from being frivolous. While you cannot yet play the tourist on a foreign planet, you can use Crème de la Mer, a by-product of this cosmic scale human endeavor thanks to Dr. Max Huber. You were also able to appreciate the space rose note in Zen by Shiseido when it was still available.

Now, thanks again to NASA, we get the benefits of their research into the best houseplants to bring on a space odissey to keep the air as free of toxins as possible and the skin supple (the latter is my take on it)...

Reportedly, palm trees are excellent for decreasing levels of toxins and keeping heightened levels of moisture indoors,

"In the early 1980s, when NASA researchers were looking for ways to purify the air inside the space pods of the future, they didn't just look to engineer a pricey, high-tech filtering system. They also turned to the humble houseplant. As the months grow colder and darker, driving you indoors, take a cue from NASA and put your plants to work absorbing the air pollutants lurking in your home or office. O asked Bill Wolverton, PhD, who helped pioneer the NASA studies, to select a trio of potted powerhouses. (For freshest results, Wolverton recommends covering soil with a one-inch layer of pebbles or decorative gravel, which cuts the risk of mold and bacteria.)

1. Palms (bamboo, lady, and areca varieties): Palms not only are top performers in removing airborne toxins but can add up to a liter of moisture to the air per day--perfect for counteracting the desert-dry effects of indoor heating systems."

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