As part of skin care, we know that natural beauty starts in the kitchen. If you want your skin to release its natural glow, you can do this by eating the right foods, and by hydrating. However, did you know that there are also some foods that you can apply on your skin? Yes apply –and it has a number of benefits on your body.
In line with the coming holiday season, did you know that traditional holiday foods are also good in making your skin look good? According to experts, these foods are cranberry and pumpkin, which has vitamins that help beautify your skin, antioxidants without the irritating chemicals, fragrances and preservatives.
So, here are some of the foods that you can apply to your skin without using chemically-based beauty products:
Pumpkin and Honey Mask
Remember, Pumpkin contain four important A’s that your body (most especially your skin) needs. These are vitamin A, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antifungal compounds. These are vital ingredients for soothing sensitive skin, rosacea treatment and redness. According to experts, it also contains beta carotene that helps in protecting the skin’s collagen. At home, you can combine a quarter cup of mashed pumpkin pulp and a tablespoon of honey until its smooth. Apply to clean and damp skin for 20 minutes, then rinse with water and pat dry. The result will be soft skin, because it hydrates your skin instead of removing your skin’s natural oils. Do this once a week or whenever your skin is irritated or red.
Cranberry Face Scrub
Cranberries are known for having ellagic acid, a type of polyphenol antioxidant found in some types of berries. According to experts, ellagic acid is an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin from the skin. You can prepare homemade face scrub using cranberries. With a fork, mix quarter cup cornmeal, 2 tablespoons crushed cranberries, 1 tablespoon buttermilk and 2 teaspoons honey and voila –you’ll get fresh, glowing skin!
Apple Juice Toner
An apple a day keeps the dermatologist away. Yes, it will do so because it’ll prevent you from having breakouts. An apple has a powerful combination of acids that removes excess oil in your skin without even drying it. Prepare your own toner by combining ¼ cup apple juice and 4 tablespoons witch hazel.