“You are what you eat.” Whatever food you take in will reflect on your body and most especially on your skin. Take for example eating fatty or processed food: notice that the next day, you might develop pimples or your skin might feel greasy. But when you eat good, natural, nutritious, whole food, your skin […]
“You are what you eat.” Whatever food you take in will reflect on your body and most especially on your skin. Take for example eating fatty or processed food: notice that the next day, you might develop pimples or your skin might feel greasy. But when you eat good, natural, nutritious, whole food, your skin looks clear and radiantly glowing. The way it should be. Always consider your diet to have a really great skin.
But wait, not only can you eat good food, you can apply it directly to your skin as a skin cleanser, exfoliant, or even as a moisturizer.
Thousands of years ago, honey was considered a good treatment for rashes and burns. Scientifically, honey has been tested to have natural anti-bacterial properties that can reduce inflammation and help with skin disorders. In particular Manuka honey has more anti bacterial and inflammation properties than other types of honey. Honey can also moisturise our skin as it is rich in antioxidants for healthy, younger looking skin.
Apply honey directly on the skin in circular strokes and let it sit for about 15 minutes to rejuvenate your pores. Then rinse with warm water. Honey with lemon lemon juice is a natural astringent or skin cleanser. The lemon’s vitamin C stimulates collagen production to renew your skin.
With its anti-bacterial, ant- viral, anti-microbial anti-fungal properties, and the bonus of having triglycerides, coconut oil is a wonderful choice for your skin’s well-being.
Raw organic good quality virgin coconut oil is best for skin masks. Just massage on your skin for a few minutes in a circular motion. Let it stay for at least 15 minutes so the skin can absorb the skin-boosting compounds. Then wash off with warm water. You can try to add turmeric powder to your coco oil to brighten skin and even out skin tone.
Oatmeal is an exfoliant and moisturizer. With its beta-glucans, it will make your skin soft, supple and radiant.
Apply directly cooked oatmeal once it is lukewarm. As with the coco oil and honey, let it stay for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Mix it with coco oil and honey too for variety. Having honey oatmeal scrubs also cleanses your skin to reduce pimple breakouts.
With these 3 superfoods, your skin will achieve its healthy and youthful glow, naturally!
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