Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Natural Beauty.

Learn how to be a real natural beauty with items you probably have around your house right now.

1. Avocado is an excellent moisturizer; great face mask, mashed up in hair or just use anywhere you could use a little extra hydration.

2. Brown Sugar. There's no sweeter natural exfoliant. Mix this with a little olive, almond or apricot oil for a lip and body scrub with a lovely scent.

3. Lemon, the acid in this fruit whitens nails, gives your hair highlights with a little sun and helps with dry, flaky skin.

4. Cherries are another antioxidant favorite; great for evening out skin tone.

5. Edamame = collagen. Need I say more? Soy foods help to preserve skin-firming collagen because it is rich in isoflavones.

6. Oatmeal is a fast-acting soother and has major anti-inflammatory properties. You can drop it in a bath, apply as a facial or even use it as a gentle scrub.

7. Honey is a natural antimicrobial while it soothes and draws moisture into skin. Use it in masks or as a spot treatment.

8. Green tea is full of antioxidants and helpful for reducing redness, rinsing your face in cool green tea is a great way to gently soothe skin.
9. Papaya. Want to decongest your skin fast? The papain in this fruit makes one of the best enzyme masks around.

1 comment:

  1. I think I might end up eating half of these declicious items before they made it to my face. Great advice!