Foods as Edible Beauty Products

May 6, 2010

Edible Facial Ingredients

We need a balanced diet of foods for beauty from the inside out. Foods can also be used to help us have healthier skin, and make us looking younger from the outside in. So, before you spend hundreds of dollars buying beauty products that make the same promises give these foods as edible beauty products a try.

Avocado – High on vitamins A, D, E, potassium, sulfur and chlorine.  This fruit is commonly used in facial and hair treatment and has deep penetrating property.

Cucumber – a vegetable with cooling and astringent properties.  Common use: couple of slices for tired eyes.

Lemon – a fruit with cooling, refreshing and uplifting and anti-viral properties. Common use:  facial beaching and exfoliating

Orange – rich in Vitamin C, great as an astringent good for oily skin.

Yogurt – a dairy product containing “healthy” bacteria.  Common use: or a wonderful cleansing and skin hydration treatment with some claims that it can help with dark spots.

Home made beauty recipes:

Face Mask
1 small ripe avocado – mashed
1 tsp. plain yogurt
1 tsp. honey
Combine and chill for ~1 hour, spread on your face, rinse after 10-15 minutes.

Combine oatmeal, plain yogurt, and honey in equal parts, apply on your face for 10-20 minutes once a week, before bedtime. Great for getting rid of dead skin, tighten up your pores, fade aging spots and result in glowing skin.

Use 1 tsp Tumeric spice, a few of drops warm water to make a paste for rejuvenating and enhance the natural beauty of your skin.

Add a drop or two of almond oil to any of the above preparation if you have dry skin.

For your eyes
Cold milk on double thick cotton pads, leave on for 5-10 minutes – very refreshing for tired eyes, reduce swelling, and puffy eyes.
I like to use brewed dark tea for this treatment as well.

Hand and foot cream
Mix ½ cup of olive oil with natural sea salt and massage into your hands and feet. Leave a few minutes to soak and then rinse off with warm water.

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Foods for Eye Health
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