6 Super Foods You Must Eat AND Apply On Your Face
Every skin tells a tale. Skin is the outer covering of the body; yet it reflects what’s happening inside the body. The right foods can make skin; the wrong ones can break skin. Similarly, applying the right foods on skin can do wonders to it. Things get better when the foods applied on skin are super.
When it comes to antioxidant content, Acai berries are ‘super hero.’ Their anti aging property counteracts the effect of free radicals in the body and helps to keep skin younger.
Increase the power of this super food by adding a cup of crushed strawberries to powdered acai berries. Apply on clean skin till the paste dries off. Rinse with warm water.
Best feature: It is a great anti aging face pack.
The best thing about this super food is that it is found to suit all types of skin. Oatmeal face packs are known for their great skin lightening and whitening abilities.
Increase the power of this super food by adding almond milk and honey. Oatmeal is gritty in texture, so makes for a good scrub for the face and for the whole body.
Best feature: It absorbs excess oil from surface of skin; so is great for acne-prone skin and oily skin.
Avocado is famous for its great face mask treatments. It is excellent for dry skin, as it replenishes skin with moisture. Its vitamin A and E contents have antioxidant properties.
Best feature: It is great for dull skin, aging skin, and dry skin.
This super food is super because it is high in protein, fiber, omega fatty acids, and vitamin E. This super food is an essential ingredient in several advanced hydrating serums and anti aging creams.
Increase the power of this super food by mixing coconut oil to ground chia seeds. Apply as paste on skin.
Best feature: It super hydrates skin and makes it suppler so that aging signs become less visible.
Green tea bags are super cool for skin. They are known to lessen the impact of sunburns and damage done by overexposure of skin to ultraviolet rays of the sun. Once the impact lessens, skin’s aging signs reduce in visibility and skin appears healthier. This also triggers the production of collagen in skin.
Increase the power of this super food by cooling a couple of used green tea bags in the refrigerator for half an hour. Put them on eyes to reduce puffiness and tiredness. Use ground tea leaves or brewed tea in your home made face masks and apply on facial skin.
Best feature: Green tea bags are high in vitamin K and great for dealing with puffy eyes and dark circles. It soothes skin.
Apple cider vinegar
This super food is an excellent toner. It brightens up the face and wards off the aging dullness.
Increase the power of this super food by mixing one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups water and storing this “serum’ in the refrigerator. Apply 2-3 drops of this “serum” each night before hitting the bed as facial toner.
Best feature: It tightens skin. It sloughs off dead skin cells. It tones skin.
What you must not eat and apply on face
You eat and use super foods. Good. At the same time, you must also say goodbye to certain foods that are super bad for skin. They include white flour, white sugar, friend foods, and saturated fats. Oily food is particularly bad for skin, as it traps bacteria and oil in skin pores. This leads to break outs and other skin reactions.
Instead of depending completely upon creams and lotions to get the flawless look, why not let nature do its healing? Fruits and other natural sources contain necessary enzymes and vitamins that boost collagen production and promote ageless beauty.
For super skin, a little alteration in what you eat and what you apply can make a big difference to skin appearance. Eat fresh; apply fresh. Avoid heavy makeup to hide those aging signs. Instead, treat the signs with super foods so that your skin hardly requires layers of makeup. The nude facial look is in. Emphasis is on clean, healthy skin, which comes with good eating and use of super foods on skin.