Detoxifying from the inside out, drinking plenty of fresh water and eating fresh fruits, veggies and avoiding prolonged exposure to sun can all help. But if you’re stuck for some natural alternatives to help make your skin glow, just head for the kitchen and try some of these suggestions:
Avocado – provides a boost of vitamins A, D, and E and can promote healing. Mash a ripe avocado and apply to skin as a mask. Rinse and see how nice your skin feels.
Camomile Tea Bags – don’t throw out that bag after you’ve sipped your tea, save and use on tired, red, puffy eyes to help rejuvenate.
Cucumber – also good for tired eyes, but the juice is cooling and cleansing and also acts as a mild astringent.
Honey – mix with a little yogurt and finely ground oatmeal to make a paste. Smooth on face for a luxurious mask for all skin types.
Papaya – a delicious fruit to eat, but also used for acne, wrinkles, sunspots and as a treatment to slough off dead skin cells. Mash a ripe papaya or use the juice. It’s loaded with vitamins and enzymes that are good for your skin. Rinse thoroughly after use as it can cause irritation if used in high concentration.
Diet is as important in beautiful skin as anything else. Antioxidants like fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries) as well as dark green veggies and raisins are all excellent foods to promote healthy skin, as well as whole grains, flax seeds and nuts such as walnuts.
So, before you decide to go under the knife, apply the needle or peel off the years, try using cosmetic and skin products that are non-toxic and non-allergenic and consider the bounty of products in your own refrigerator.