Category Archives: Skin Foods
The skin’s functions are many, as we have discussed in other, previous articles, and it’s health is not just dependent upon good quality natural skin care products, although they do help considerably.
Why wait for autumn to roll around before getting the pumpkins out, when we can enjoy its health benefits today? In fact, pumpkins are lovely natural ingredients for anybody looking for a healthier glow!
What kind of benefits does banana brings to your skin.
It is not a well-known fact but banana brings a lot of benefits to your health. Of course, eating bananas is very useful, especially when you take it in as a food. But if you try to apply it on your skin and hair then it will help you to get rid of a great number of problems with skin that may take place.
No we’re not talking about which fruits and vegetables you should eat, we’re talking about which ones you should put on your skin. The natural fibers in the fruits act as a scrubber, the oils moisten skin and the antioxidants work their magic from the outside.
Skin care products are a huge business, especially as the baby boomer generation gets older. However, many of the products are very expensive. What if you could make your own? You can, and at a fraction of the cost.
As the temperature continues to drop, you have probably noticed the negative effects on your skin as it becomes dry, flaky and itchy. Walking down the aisles of the store, it’s quickly apparent that the choices of lotions and potions to stop dry skin are endless, but which product should you choose? There’s one superfood solution that is inexpensive, works wonders, and will perhaps make you think you’re on a tropical island; coconut oil, the perfect product to help ward off the attacks of harsh winters.
Many women cite a number of external factors that can trigger sensitive skin flare-ups, including harsh ingredients, weather and makeup. What they may not know is that lifestyle choices can also influence the health and appearance of their skin.
The benefits of cold pressed and pure unrefined avocado oil for skin care are perhaps not as well known as one would think. The team at Fushi Wellbeing really believe in the power of natural cold pressed oils for skin. We say forget spending hundreds on high end creams and potions and look towards nature, these oils hold the secret to youthful skin and cost so little too. Natural oils have the added benefits of the nutrients and healing properties they provide. One such natural oil is derived from the avocado, and it is exceptional.
Discover the health benefits of lemon juice! Lemons are small, oval-shaped, yellow fruit grown on the Citrus Limonium, evergreen, tree. Lemon juice contains citric acid giving it a very sour, tart, taste. Most people do not drink lemon juice by itself. It can cause damage to tooth enamel, when used at full strength. Instead, dilute or sprinkle it on as an added flavoring in foods or drinks. It’s delicious over salmon or salads. Use it in water or tea. Just a very small amount is needed.
Plants are indeed wonderful. Every plant offers a myriad of uses. And one good example are fruits, and in this case avocado fruits. For starters the avocado is an edible fruit that is commonly used for deserts, dips and salads. And if your stomach gets full, you can also use this fruit as a beauty product. Being rich and creamy, this essential culinary ingredient can help your body.
On Cleansing and Face Masks
We all know beautiful skin starts with a clean face, and a clean face starts with clean pores. Our face has the most delicate skin, which is the first line of defense against infection and harsh elements, be it from nature itself or from chemicals in cosmetics. Now, why should you use a face mask?
Struggling with oily, shiny skin? Those of us who suffer from an oil-laden T-zone would often wish that the problem would vanish overnight and be replaced with a healthy, radiant complexion. Skin that is oily attracts more dust and dirt to the skin surface, and we all know that excessive oil and dirt build-up can clog pores. As a result, acne breakouts can occur and larger skin pores develop, giving skin a rough appearance! Needless to day, oily skin isn’t pretty at all!
If you really want incredibly soft skin, you could try using pineapple or papaya. Pineapple is among one of the highest sources of AHA’s. Though I wouldn’t recommend using it for the face due to the strength of AHA’s. Basically, I will cut a fresh pineapple
We scramble them, fry them, boil them, crack them. We love them with our bread and bacon in the mornings. Eggs not only make great breakfast food and an excellent ingredient in baked goods – they also make an excellent natural face mask!
Ok, so maybe it may seem strange to put raw eggs on your face or hair but they can do wonders for your face!
(all skin types, especially good for acne prone skin)
This skin calming recipe will leave the skin feeling soft and rejuvenated. The lemon balm’s anti-bacterial properties and the mint’s natural salicylic acid aids in the healing and preventing of pimples.
You must have heard your parents emphasizing about a vitamin rich diet. These vitamins boost our body’s immune system and are very essential for the health of our skin. Skin care researches have shown evidence that vitamin C can help in treating skin problems like sun spots, burns, wrinkles, blemishes, age spots and even other hyper pigmentation issues. This water soluble vitamin, also known as ascorbic acid is not produced by our body and thus has to be included in our daily diet.
My wife and I are unconventional parents. We didn’t vaccinate our children. They don’t go to public school. We don’t let them drink their weight in soda. And we make them eat their sunscreen. Before you report me to Child Protective Services, let me assure you that I’m not talking about the conventional, synthetic sun block that is loaded with poisons. I’m talking about edible sun block in the form of carotenoids.
Beauty awaits you. Not at the make-up counter. Not at the day spa. Not at the plastic surgeon. It awaits you… in your kitchen.
Do you usually find yourself stressed during the holiday season? Is trying to find inexpensive but nice gifts making you ache all over? Save your hard earned money and don’t spend it trying to pamper yourself for the holidays. Instead, use these ideas from my frugal bath and beauty guide Pretty for Pennies to ease your holiday stress.
Turmeric has been used for centuries in Indian Ayurvedic medicine and the Chinese have also been a fan of this herb, and now research suggests that turmeric and psoriasis relieving go hand in hand.
Back in 1597, John Gerard, a famous English herbalist, talked about the healing properties of cucumber, recommending that eating a soup made with cucumber and oatmeal three times a day would combat a fiery and pimply complexion.
You’ve heard that old saying: True beauty comes from within. Well, now nutritional experts have confirmed that you really are what you eat.
Goji berries from the Himalayan Mountains are said to be the most nutritionally dense food. Goji berries have a 2,000 year history throughout Asia as a potent anti-aging herb. Women of Chinese nobility ate the berries to look younger and more beautiful.
Beauty routines for a planned or impromptu glamorous moment don’t have to require a major investment of time or money. Consider going back to nature to help maintain a glowing appearance throughout the year.
For the ultimate natural all round healing potion, try Honey. Thanks to Cleopatra’s milk and honey baths, Honey has become a favorite with one and all to be used in beauty regime. Beside Cleopatra, there were other beauties from the past, who swear by honey being an indispensable ingredient in beauty treatments.
By now you probably think you’ve heard all of the health reasons there are for eating your vegetables. But, just in time for summer, researchers from Harvard University have announced that lutein — a potent antioxidant found in such dark green, leafy vegetables as spinach and kale — may protect the skin from sun damage.
It is an important fruit which has many health benefits due to the presence of anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants give tomato the radiant red color. The calorie content in tomato is very less making it a favorite among many people. It also contains fiber, vitamin C, E, K, B1, B6, B3, B2, iron, manganese, potassium as well as carotenes and many more to help you in every manner.
Potatoes are not only an excellent source of nutrition and easy addition to any meal; they are also known to be a centerpiece in certain folk remedies and skin treatments.
What’s the first thought that comes to your mind, when you think of strawberry – a mouth-watering dessert of strawberries mixed with fresh cream? To end an interesting evening on sweet note, this is just the right dessert. Strawberries serve more than just fulfilling the sweet tooth. It is packed with hordes of health benefits, making a nutritious fruit for mind and body.
You may love them. Perhaps they make you think of cold mornings, and you can remember how a steaming, brown-sugar flecked bowl swimming in cream would warm you all nice and cozy.
The Latest Buzz: Beauty Treatments Using Honey
Can’t spend the day at a beauty spa? You can still get a sweet treatment. All-natural honey has been used as a beauty product since the days of Cleopatra and it continues to be used today in manufactured and homemade products for skin and hair care.
Have you ever wondered what people used to treat acne before all cleansers and antibiotics appeared on the market? With so many acne medications available online and from a local supermarket, many people don’t even think of acne natural cure. However, most commercial cleansers are harsh on your face, not to mention that trying several of them to find the right one for you would cost a fortune. You would be surprised how many products from an average person kitchen can serve as effective natural acne cure.
Acne is a skin problem widely known and experienced by almost all of our people especially teenagers and young adults. When not given enough attention and care, acne can actually give you serious problems.
Green tea is used by the Chinese as a traditional medicine to treat many ailments including acne and to improve general well-being. But does it provide an effective herbal alternative to modern medication?
You’ll be surprised knowing that onion can be used in the fight against acne, for skin whitening and so on. Today I offer some recipes of masks for face skin from onion. These masks fit all types of skin.
We all know that olive oil is wonderful and healthy for us to cook with, but what about its other uses? Truthfully, olive oil is another main ingredient in several beauty products you can buy on the shelf. See for yourself how you can make your own skin cocktails and save a little money at the same time.